Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Helsinki photos

Some photos from Helsinki where the weather has turned out rather nice.


Baydog said...

Looks as though Finland has a natural amphitheater of its own.

JP said...

The last picture is actually of a church buried into the rock.

It felt a bit like a Bond baddie hide-out.

"We've been expecting you, Meessster Bond" the vicar didn't say.

Kat said...

Breathtakingly beautiful pics - especially love the abstract looking shot of the pipes!

ps( re. the last pic, Joc says check under the last pew for the listening device he installed in a hymnal)

JP said...


The pipes are the statue to Sibelius which is in Sibelius park. You'd never guess which country Sibelius comes from, would you?

It is at the end of the Lonely Planet walking tour of Helsinki, which starts at the Havis Amanda (the bronze lady) and passes the Temppeliaukion Kirkko (i.e. the Bond baddie / church).

I was lucky to get in as usually its closed in the evening but a service had just ended so I was able to have a quick look.