(4.8) (6 Votes) |
July 25th 2005
Pros: See the city from the water.
Helsinki is a vibrant capital and it was refreshing after being
based in the small town Oulu the past 3 months. Our arrival in Helsinki
marked the start of our weeks travel around the south of the country
and a short hop to Estonia.
We spent two days in Helsinki but these were split by a day in Tallinn,
Estonia. In Helsinki we took in the sites and sounds of the city,
took a tour boat out around just a handful of the small islands
and got to see the city from the water with the stunning chalk white
cathedral dominating the view as it stood above the city skyline.
On our second day in the city we visited the Kiasma museum of art,
and the 'rock church' which is actaully build within the rocks of
the city. The museum stood as a prominant feature in the heart of
the city, whereas the church was tucked away humbly in the residential
streets away from all the hustle and bustle. In both we admired
the workmanship of artists, but were amazed at how such a small
church that looks very uninspiring from the outside, can on entry
simultaneously take your breath away and fill you with peace. Has
to be seen to be believed, truely the most beautiful of all the
churches and cathedrals we have visited (and we've seen quite a