This week’s Dogwood challenge is Transport. Riding the tram to other neighborhoods is the local way to see the city of Helsinki. The mural in the background summarises the area of Arabia, a well-known neighborhood in Helsinki.
It has been a few weeks since I have been able to post for the Dogwood Challenge but I was able to get this photograph for this weeks theme shadows. It was taken at the Kalasatama Metro Station, an area of Helsinki where different art is greatly encouraged. What do you think? If you are participating inContinue reading “Hug More”
While exploring the differences in seasons I was able to take another comparison between winter and summer in Helsinki. This time the view is from the top of Kallio Church, one of my favorite buildings in the city. From the top of the tower, on a clear day, you can see all the way down toContinue reading “The View From Kallio Church”
Not really a castle but the Sinebrychoff Tower does slightly resemble a medieval turret. Here you can see it at two different seasons of the year, summer and winter. Years ago Nikolai Sinebrychoff built a brewery and house here, and in the back garden he built his own observation tower. Today Sinebrychoff Park is open for all to enjoy,Continue reading “Sinebrychoff Tower”
After weeks at home in the UK it is time to return to Finland, but this time to Helsinki. I have never been the person to take photographs through the window of the plane, but when greeted with the view of the frozen sea along Finland’s south coast I couldn’t resist. Seeing the earth fromContinue reading “From the Air”
Kittilä church was completed in 1831 and was the only building in Kittilä to survive the German’s Scorched Earth policy during the Lapland war in 1944. The church was designed by C.L Engel, the same man who designed the Iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Which do you like, Kittilä church in summer or winter? A great Transition. This postContinue reading “Kittilä Church”
After the 1940 Olympics was cancelled due to World War II Helsinki would hold the 1952 Olympics instead, this was the second Olympics to take place since the end of the war. Today in the city you can visit several of the stadiums that held events during the Olympics. In the gallery below you can seeContinue reading “Helsinki 1952”
Many cities have a landmark, place or object that symbolizes the city and represents it’s imagine to the world, London has the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, New York’s would probably be the Statue of Liberty and the freedom it represents to the American people, and Paris the Eiffel Tower. This week I amContinue reading “Helsinki Cathedral”