Hotel Cumulus Kotka
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Day 10 We will be sad to leave Helsinki. A lovely city that is not too big. 500 000 people. Beautiful cobbled streets. No High rise. The parks are green and filled with flowers. But more importantly the people are really friendly and helpful. They great you in Finnish and quickly change to perfect English when they realize you can't speak Finnish. We just had a ...
... exhibition. I've always been a bit of a fan but not been to any dedicated exhibition. I won't go into detail about his work but for those of you who know him, you can imagine how surprised I was (bringing out the British Prude in me?!) to see families with small children merrily wandering around and enjoying his photographs.
... 2 people had a job selling a ticket to nothing and tearing it in half!
But the view from Olaf’s Tower in Vyborg Castle in to die for, round and round the tower we went, overlooking water, city, bridges, gardens, army helicopters, you name it, you can see it from there. It was a strong hold as defense against invasion to St Petersburg, and many relics have been dug up from the riverbed of canons and other militaria. .
It was graduation day in Helsinki, and it was a holiday. so things were closed and places were busy as a result. We spent a little time around town, but didn't get to see much - no carpets getting laundered, most churches were closed because they had grad services - we drove an hour to Porvoo, which is a medieval town, but we didn't see much that qualified as ...
... of the design culture in fabrics, jewellery, fashion and furniture, also hairdressing. We really loved Marimekko, some brush painted silk fashions and talking with a sculptor about her exhibition. Whilst we missed the sail in this morning, we were in the Crows Nest lounge for the anchors up this afternoon. Such a pretty route amongst some islands dotted near the ...