Thursday, August 4, 2011

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland
a cute boat
people selling fish and potatoes from boats

The market by the docks was selling many cute souvenirs and also fresh food.
Geisha hazelnut chocolate
tram tracks
Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin tuomiokirkko or Suurkirkko) is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and until the independence of Finland in 1917, it was called St. Nicholas' Church.

view of the square from the cathedral

Uspenski Cathedral

Uspenski Cathedral (Uspenskin katedraali) is a classical onion-domed Russian church prominently located near the Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral serves Finland's small Orthodox minority and is the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe. The name comes from the Russian uspenie, from the Dormition (death) of the Virgin Mary. The five domes are topped with 22-carat gold, and some of the icons within are held to be miraculous.


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