Solo Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri
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Left Moscow on a small plane heading to Helsinki for a stopover and change of plane. Flight was ok but the small size of plane was a little scary. They had to de-ice the plane before take off. No we didn't have to push it on the Tarmac. At Helsinki we had a very long wait ...
... set me straight again and I called "Cheap Sleeps" hostel and was told they had a private double available for 69 Euros and after getting a bus tip and directions, we were on our way. A cheap hotel with breakfast would be just overs 100 Euros, so we saved a little but more importantly, we'd be in Paul's neighborhood where we'd be going out later.
It was a clean place and the doors were thick. But there were a bunch of shifty looking guys hanging ...
... back through the streets, past the Helsinki Cathedral again, and back to the train station and up to our apartment. The train station looks amazing - Art Deco design but, like most everything in Helsinki at the moment, is covered in scaffolding. We bought some postcards today just so we could see what the city is supposed to look like under all the plastic sheets. Helsinki is a very compact city to get around and ...
... steel pipes, individually designed and arranged like trees in a forest.
There was intense criticism of the monument because none of it specifically referenced Sibelius. So the artist added a bust of the composer on a little rock outcropping next to the pipes.
Our final stop was Senate Square, with a gleaming white Lutheran Cathedral overlooking the square from above.
We decided to ...
... spoil the ambience only interested in their group and what they can snap for reviewing later...there should be a law against them !!! Anyway we put up with the Tourists and enjoyed the area very much. Went into the Royal Palace and experienced a visit very similar to Versailles..yes very similar except no gardens at all. The place is set up as it was when built in 1754, with State Apartments all very richly decorated and furnished in the period. Apparently it replaced the Tre ...