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Walking Through Helsinki

Nefer • 4 minutes read • December 26th, 2016
Let's take a walk through 

Helsinki

!
This is a monument to the Finnish writer Aleksis Kivi, on the Helsinki railway station square. 
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There was some action near the Blacksmiths. I wonder what they are protesting?
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This giant fish sticks out of the ground at the House of Music. I took its picture through the bus window.
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I'm sure this person posted this picture on their Instagram account.
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Here's a hatch.
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Finally we got to the Eira district, with the old villas. Modern cars and Finnish Art Nouveau looked strange together.
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There were new houses with panoramic views of the coast. They say the price of these apartments are exorbitant, as this is considered luxury housing.
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This is a parking lot for boats and yachts. They were preparing for winter.
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This is a monument to fallen sailors.
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There was another memorial stone nearby.
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I noticed this funny car already during the Tour of Helsinki on the PANORAMA Bus.
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This sculpture is called "The Fighter". It was originally titled "Ready".
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Here's a place where the Finns wash their rugs. People still keep this tradition alive, even in 

Helsinki

.
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Let's move to the Katajanokka island. This was a former custom house and warehouse. It was built in 1900. Currently, all the old warehouses have been rebuilt. There was a hotel in one of them.
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This is a modest presidential palace. The building was erected between 1816 and 1820 by a Finnish merchant. The Governor-general lived in it later. Nicholas I used it as the royal palace. From 1918 until 1993, it was the main residence of the President of Finland, until the 

Mantyniemi

residence was built.
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There was a guardhouse nearby.
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That's all. We returned to the railway station. By the way, it is also a monument of architecture. There were rugged Nordic men holding glowing balls.
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Author: Nefer
Source: neferjournal.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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