Our first time seeing the sea freeze in real life!

Jugend styled Architecture

Viking Door!


Hamish liked this one!

Wind door carving

Upenski Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki

Alvar Aalto’s ingenious lightwells

Some shoes hanging at the Säätytalo Estates Park in Kruununhaka. Apparently a few Italians visiting had left them as a bit of memorabilia of their travels, the trend has taken off in some other areas in Helsinki… Although I think it has a bit of a different meaning in some other parts of the world 😉

Säätytalo House of Estates, Helsinki

Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral showing off some Neoclassical Architecture

One of the twelve Apostles, ‘God’ knows which one!

Snow melting on the stairs


The Three Smiths bronze statue by Felix Nylund

Gargolyes of Alecia and Hamish after a day of teasing one another

Helsinki Central Train Station

Mythical Giants made of pink granite, designed by Emil Wikström… We referred to them as the dudes holding lights!

The dress that got away

The endless search for the hat that fits Hamish’s head- in Stockmanns we came close

Ear flaps

The best comfort food ever!

Sneaky pic of some cool patterns!

A couple of ‘Iron Chefs’

Hi-tech bottle recycling at the supermarket

Now THAT is practical! Coronas in the lime section!

Potato and onion section in a darkened aisle to preserve them for longer… SMART!

Sunset at Kauppatori Market Square

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4 thoughts on “DAY 9: ♪ ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI ♫

  1. looks super cool. Great pics!

  2. Jacq on said:

    arches & doorways are my favourites, loving yr blogging!

    • So glad you’re enjoying it! There have been so many amazing doors and windows! We will have some posts a little later that focus on single subject matter such as typography, doorways & windows. Missing you all Xox thanks for the birthday wishes!

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