Helsinki Christmas Market

During my time in Helsinki I have photographed the Helsinki Cathedral many times but this has to be one of my favorites. I would like to hear your opinion in the comments. Thanks to the unknown man for standing still for the photograph. More photographs from the cathedral can be found in my post Helsinki Cathedral

New Horizon

  Over the last year I have been concentrating much more on my photography and would like to continue you doing so over the year, and possibly, the years to come. So I have decided with the help of this challenge to post a photograph a day during next year. What is your challenge forContinue reading “New Horizon”

Mannerhiem

Sculptures of Helsinki #18 Mannerhiem, or by his full name Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), is known to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century in Finland. He started his military career in the Russian Army, during the years when Finland was an autonomous part of Russia. Finland declared its independence inContinue reading “Mannerhiem”

Autumn in Helsinki

The last few weeks in Helsinki has seen the city change, the weather is cooler and the leaves have begun their autumn journey. In Finnish there is even a name for this short period of time during the autumn season, ruska. Ruska applies to the time when the leaves are at their most colourful andContinue reading “Autumn in Helsinki”

Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 and was a composer of classical music, his music is often credited with giving Finland a national identity as they struggled for independence from Russia. Sibelius’s image was on the 100 mark note before Finland adopted the euro and his national day is celebrated on his birthday, December 8th.Continue reading “Sibelius Monument”

Seurasaari

Seurasaari is a small island close to the Helsinki city center and serves as an open air museum. You are only allowed to enter the island by foot and once there you can enjoy the natural surroundings. Throughout the island there are different buildings which have been brought from all over Finland to show howContinue reading “Seurasaari”