I always have a stop over in Helsinki on my way to Italy. I like flying Finnair and I love Helsinki.
I arrived early this morning to grey sky…..it changed to blue…..it rained…..a strong wind blew in a late afternoon storm and the sun came out again. It made for an interesting day.
My first stop was at the brand new sculpture in front of the music centre. It was unveiled just a couple of weeks ago.
There is a new cafe there as well.
I went back later when the sky turned blue.
It was lucky I did. I met a lovely lady who told me the sculpture is called Laulupuut and was created by an artist from Oulu. It was inspired by a poem by Aaro Hellaakoski about a pike who sprang from the ocean and began to sing. The song was so beautiful that the birds in the trees stopped singing.
The beautiful Helsinki cathedral put on a show in the changing light.
The park in Esplanadi was looking gorgeous.
Even later on after the storm.
I managed to catch the Russian church shining in the sun.
Helsinki railway station never fails to impress me.
The theatre and the park beside the station are impressive as well.
The late summer flower displays are looking wonderful.
There were musicians in the streets.
This man had a great view over the park in front of his house.
He would have been able to see the Knit ‘n’ Tag display in the park. Go to my other blog, Beautiful Helsinki to see more of this. (There is a link on the right)
The summer markets by the harbour were in full swing.
The streets of Helsinki are beautiful.
It was a good day in Helsinki….tomorrow I go to Rome.