Helsinki – (8/8) – Girls’ day out

One Sunday we reserved for girls’ day out and boys’ day out. Boys went with Dad to tram museum and spent a lot of time on the station watching trains. Unfortunately, no photos were taken… *** Meanwhile, we went with N first to the city centre. We started with a nice breakfast and then wandered…

Helsinki (7/8) – National Gallery Ateneum

One evening after work we visited the National Gallery Ateneum. We had a bit of bad luck – the third floor of the gallery was closed due to the roof renovation. We also had a lot of luck – it was a time when the gallery hosted a very interesting exhibition “The Magic North –…

Helsinki (5/8) – Rock Church and Sibelius Monument

Long time ago we saw a Spanish programme about Spaniards living in Helsinki. They were giving a tour through the city and showing it from their perspective. From the programme I recalled two places I wanted to visit had we ever gone there – the Rock Church and the Sibelius Monument. However, it ain’t so easy when…

Helsinki (3/8) – Suomenlinna

I vote one of the greenest places on Earth! And when combining with the wavy sea and amazingly blue sky – almost the most calming and peaceful place you can visit! *** It was Saturday and the weather was perfect. It could only mean… a day-trip! I’m not that very good in planning holidays (luckily I…

Helsinki (2/8) – Little wanderers at Kaivopuisto

Don’t ask me why, but for our first exploring Helsinki day I chose Kaivopuisto area. Maybe because it looked green on the map, so I took for granted there would be a playground? Or maybe because it was next to the sea? And there’s nothing I like more than looking at the sea. Or maybe…