Hotel Rivoli Jardin
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Am Morgen doch ein Stündchen länger geschlafen als geplant und daher das Frühstück etwas abgekürzt. Bevor die Fähre um 11:30 Richtung Tallin abfährt noch die ein oder andere Dose besucht.
Das Döschen am Helsinki City Museum hat mich am meisten beeindruckt, es war so gross und offensichtlich, dass ich es nur mit Hilfe der netten Dame aus …
... was SOOOO damn good. It's not that we've had any bad food so far, but this was really special food. And the bill was right, and probably a little light since Paul knew the waiter/sommelier who was leaving for a job at a Michellin starred restaurant. Paul and Alyssa were great hosts and we had a really fun evening.
We said our goodbye's and in the morning we made our own coffee (we travel with it and a small filter - it saves us 3-5 Euros each time we drink coffee) ...
... but they were ready to make a vegetarian meal for me. There was a veggie burger on the menu so I went with that. It was very tasty.
This was a bit of my day. The weather is supposed to improve on Thursday and my plan is to take a boat to the Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.
It's Hyvaa yota for me
... to be there to promote a gallery exhibit full of similar weird sculptures. Anyway, we meandered and souvenir-shopped for a while, and then headed over to the ferry terminal for the short ride over to Suomenlinna.
A set of islands in the harbour of Helsinki, Suomenlinna is a UNESCO heritage site filled with old fortresses, walking paths, a beach, and even an old submarine converted into a museum. We spent most of the afternoon there, eating ...
We stopped at Sibelius Park to view a monument dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Apparently the monument created quite a ruckus when it was unveiled in 1967, sparking a public debate about the merits and flaws of abstract art. It consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern. It reminded me of ...