Weekend away to Helsinki... June 05 2015, 0 Comments

Weekend break to Helsinki, Finland.


Welcome to Helsinki 


Helsinki Station - Bright blue skies


First meal - Smoked salmon on rye at a very Finnish Bakery ‘Karl Fazer Cafe’


Central Helsinki


Torni Tower - Looking out at the view through glasses and bottles.


View from the top - casting a shadow over the surrounding buildings



Colourful 19th century Cathedral 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 



‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 


‘Trendy' Area of Helsinki a hipster haven - Kallio 

 
‘Goths’ in the park


Impromptu burger sales - outside bike shop 



Impromptu cafe - these were everywhere!


Shot of Artex a famous design shop in the heart of Helsinki 


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Interesting Helsinki Architecture


Gates galore!


Ceramic plate in the Design Museum


Glass - Exhibition at the Design Museum


Glass - One of the things Finland does


Collections of Bicycles by the Kiasma Contemporary Arts Museum 


Blue House in the  Puu Käpylä area


More brightly coloured houses in the Puu Käpylä area


Puu Käpylä area


Primordial forest 20 minutes out of Helsinki 


Tangled tree roots in the primordial forest


River


GIANT snail


My companions… on the boardwalk








Marimekko was everywhere, the plane, the hotel and these country cottage curtains 


Famous Poet Eino Leino 


Coffee Shop / Flower Shop run by Japanese people - making the coffee with such precision 


Coffee girl was even sporting a Marimekko dress 

Pazuki xx