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... bunkers everywhere. It is a great place for a picnic, and we have brought bread, sausage and cheese so life is good. On beaches people are sunbathing. But the number of tourists keeps growing, and when we leave our ferry is full of mainland Chinese women with Selfie sticks. I am very happy when we reach the haven of our spartment. When I brush my teeth a very red face stares back from the mirror. Is that me? My ...
... This church is really cave like as it is blasted into solid rock. Very moving!
Sibelius Park- here we viewed the famous monument of 600 steel pipes in honor of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Olympic Stadium- Site of the 1952 Summer Olympics. We had a picture stop at the Paavo Nurmi statue. Nurmi was know as the "Flying Finn" as he dominated distance races in the 20's.
We drove by Mannerheim Street ...
... of Russia in 1917, and prior to that was part of Sweden. Helsinki, the capital city, is only 190 miles from St. Petersburg, with a twice daily ferry between the cities. Our guide bemoaned the fall of the Russian ruble (due to the Ukraine invasion and resulting sanctions), because all of the rich Russians had stopped coming over to Finland to shop in the high-end stores. Some shops had even had to close!
For many of us, ...
... but the room was big and clean. And the location was great. We went out for dinner at 10:30 to a tex mex place called Amarillo. I had fajitas with chicken and bacon which were tasty and Dylan had nachos with chicken. I also had a delicious raspberry mojito! Back to the hotel and it was still sunny at 11:30! The sun skirted the horizon at midnight. We had showers and booked some tours for Iceland then in bed at ...
... the city.
They drove towards Sipoo.
It was about an hour's drive.
As they left the inner city, they passed a number of apartment buildings but then entered the residential areas where houses stretched in lines along the road.The countryside was very pretty, though quite rocky in places with lots of pines and spruce among the fields of emerald green.
They stopped for a brief visit at an old church in Sipoo ...