March 27, 2015
The Central Railway Station of Helsinki
We’ve decided that we had enough of the dogs and went to see Helsinki yesterday. Strolled through part of Kluuvi, the commercial center of the City. It has a shopping center, the University of Helsinki, Movie theaters, museums and the Helsinki Central Railway Station among many other things. One interesting fact that I learned that the Square has two entrances, one for the public and a second one for the President of Finland…
“City center” a euphemism for shop until you drop dead…
The indoor city market
During our city “hopping” we bumped into these vintage beer tanks. During WWI and WWII they probably just installed wheels and tracks on them and they had war tanks They must have been useful during seize fires (they could brew beer until the fights picked up again…)
beer/war tanks I would not be surprised if they had never made it to the front line the drivers probably were pulled over for drunk driving
buy buy baby who can resist the great aromas of gourmet food and spices floating in the narrow alley of the city market?
and the canned goods I bet I could find fermented shark fin if I looked more carefully…
We also checked out the exhibitions at the contemporary Art center, “Kiasma.” After the culture rush, we escaped to some fine shopping places and checked into some great food stores. It was such a breath of fresh air to spend some time in cafe houses, fine restaurants and (only…) browsing ( this is for Laszlo in case he reads this entry) in some high end department store after our local convenient stores and Walmart upstate NY.
our appropriations of one of the installations at the Kiasma:
a very interesting drink that I learned from Marja-Leena if you want to know it contact me privately
yum yum pastries
the famous historic Kapelli cafe, bar, restaurant where the bohemians and artists, of Helsinki gathered the past 150 years or so including Sibelius, the composer.
the contemporary art center “Kiasma”
one might think twice wondering in these hallways with a hangover
Tom of Finland
- At the end of the day I felt like a tired farm girl who got lost in the city.