Helsinki, Finland - 11-12th June 2007

Prior to (and following) watching the return of legendary rock gods "Genesis" in the Olympiastadion, there's a little bit of time on our two-day trip to re-explore some of Helsinki...

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Just behind the Scandic Marski hotel right in the middle of Helsinki, a nice church

Just behind the Scandic Marski hotel right in the middle of Helsinki, a nice church

Tied to a post - a leather, stuffed, dog

Tied to a post - a leather, stuffed, dog

Down Pohjoisesplanadi (The Esplanade) are a series of curious bronze statues

Down Pohjoisesplanadi (The Esplanade) are a series of curious bronze statues

Iz scopes round in the Marimekko shop for some fabric

Iz scopes round in the Marimekko shop for some fabric

In Marimekko, glass shelves stacked with glasses, arranged in strict chrominance order

In Marimekko, glass shelves stacked with glasses, arranged in strict chrominance order

A bronze seal sontantly spouts water from its mouth

A bronze seal sontantly spouts water from its mouth

By the open-air market

By the open-air market

Some dude plays accordion on the waterside

Some dude plays accordion on the waterside

An obelisk

An obelisk

On one of the market stalls, fur hats are for sale

On one of the market stalls, fur hats are for sale

Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral

Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral

Stacks of colourful scaffolding boards

Stacks of colourful scaffolding boards

Dramatic wide-angle shot of the Lutheran Cathedral (with polarising filter, and no Photoshop)

Dramatic wide-angle shot of the Lutheran Cathedral (with polarising filter, and no Photoshop)

Iz on the cathedral steps

Iz on the cathedral steps

A statue proclaims to the world from the roof of the cathedral

A statue proclaims to the world from the roof of the cathedral

An impressive church organ

An impressive church organ

A gold candelabra hangs from the cathedral ceiling

A gold candelabra hangs from the cathedral ceiling

Some guy talks to the pigeons

Some guy talks to the pigeons

Cobbled pavement

Cobbled pavement

Helsinki trams

Helsinki trams

At Café Esplanadi, we consume beer and giant pastries

At Café Esplanadi, we consume beer and giant pastries

A seagull gives up scrounging for food and flies off

A seagull gives up scrounging for food and flies off

We head out to the College of Design, and pass the famous Arabia factory

We head out to the College of Design, and pass the famous Arabia factory

Iz meets up with old friend Paula

Iz meets up with old friend Paula

An Ikea-esque coloured building near the College of Design, Helsinki

An Ikea-esque coloured building near the College of Design, Helsinki

Down in the college dungeons

Down in the college dungeons

Café chairs

Café chairs

A stubbed out cigarette

A stubbed out cigarette

It's Helsinki Day

It's Helsinki Day

Random people in period dress, down on Esplanadi

Random people in period dress, down on Esplanadi

A floating fish market

A floating fish market

  
   

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