City Hopping in Helsinki

March 27, 2015

The Central Railway Station of Helsinki

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…

Civic center  a euphenism for a place where you smell th

“City center” a euphemism for shop until you drop dead…

The first Finnish brewery, an integral part of our city "hopping"

The indoor city market

 

vintage beer tanks. During WWI and WWII they justinstalled wheels and tracks  and they had war tanks...

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 guess they nevermade it to the front line they were pulled over for drunk driving

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 in a narrow alley?

buy buy baby who can resist  the great aromas of gourmet food and spices  floating in the narrow alley of the city market?

 

Fresh fish

Fresh fish

 

and the canned goods I bet I could find fermented shark fin if I looked more carefully...

and the canned goods I bet I could find fermented shark fin if I looked more carefully…

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Kapelli

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:

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a very interesting drink that I learned from Marja-Leena if you want to know it contact me privately

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 the past 150 years or so including Sibelius, the composer.

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.

 

 

 

 

Scandinavian cafe

Scandinavia cafe

 

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the contemporary art center “Kiasma”

 

 

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one might think twice wondering in these hallways with a hangover

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Tom of Finland

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At the end of the day I felt like a tired farm girl who got lost in the city.

 


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