The Daughter of the Baltic…

August 4, 2014

The Coat of Arms of Helsinki...

The Coat of Arms of Helsinki…

Kaffogo Agyag is chilling in the bar yesterday after we've arrived yesterday. Is in't this cool?  Ig you've ever wanted to be a dog, Helsinki is the place for it...

Kaffogo Agyag is chilling in the bar after we’ve arrived last night. Is in’t this cool? If  you’ve ever wanted to be a dog, Helsinki is the place for it…

…Helsinki aka Helsingfors if you are Swedish…. We have arrived yesterday in the evening and just wanted to chill the rest of the day.

In a nutshell, the history of the city went like this (you can fill in the details by reading about  Helsinki’s history on the internet, it is quite interesting): Sweden, Russia Sweden, The great plague, Russia, Sweden The fire of Turku (the capital moves to Helsinki) Russia, Sweeden one last time, The Grand Duchy of Finland, Russia, Finnish Civil war Whites again Reds (the whites won) the German Kaiser. First World War, than WWII (to finish the first one…).  After the landmark event of the 1952 Olympics, Helsinki has never looked back and has developed into a world class city…

A SPOT sattelite image of part of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki.

A SPOT sattelite image of part of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki.

Did you know that Helsinki is the northernmost capital among all EU states?  Also, Helsinki is among the top ten most liveable cities.  But the coolest thing above all is that Helsinki was selected the World Design Capital in 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.  It is a biannual election and Helsinki’s mandate expires this year, in 2014.

So here I am Helsinki, I have a few days to explore you, especially the design and architectural part of you.  (Photos will come later…)

Does anyone know a great Tango Club around here…?

 


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