A good place onto the shopping
Wanha Kauppahalli (Old Market Hall) is located beside Market Square and it is home to thirty specialist shops. The offerings include cheeses, coffee beans, seafood and sweets. A great souvenir idea is, for example, to select something from the wide variety of tinned foods.
The Old Market Hall alongside the Market Square has been a meeting place for Helsinki's food aficionados and a popular tourist attraction since it first opened in 1889. In addition to traditional treats, you can also find Japanese sushi and delicacies from Lapland.
The cathedral is visible in the background (the white is domed building). The Cathedral designed by C.L. Engel in splendid Neoclassical style. The work began according to his designs in 1830, and was completed after Engel's death in 1852. In addition to serving its own congregation, it is the scene of major state and university events, while exhibitions and concerts are held in the crypt.
Helsinki, the capital of the Republic of Finland, is a modern city with over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. In 2000 Helsinki was an official European City of Culture while celebrating its 450th anniversary. Helsinki together with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa forms the Helsinki metropolitan area with more than a million inhabitants.
Capital where Eastern and Western cultures meet
Helsinki is unique among Northern European cities. The lifestyle in the second-most northern capital city in the world is full of contrasts and activities in the form of hundreds of events and friendly people. Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West. The archipelago that surrounds Helsinki with hundreds of tiny islands creates an idyllic environment for cruises, for example.
Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be clearly seen in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital city world famous. The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly together with high-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the latest contemporary trends. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks.(Source: Helsinki.fi & wikipedia)
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rikko77 (10849) 2009-04-17 2:26
another nice view from Helsinki! Colors are very nice, I like the well saturated sky and the quite seagulls walking on the street..almost like human beings!
Have a nice day,
besnard (52869) 2009-04-17 2:31
Un cliché lumineux qui fait penser aux vacances. J'ai pris un verre à cette terrasse et ton image me rappelle de bons souvenirs.
Je te souhaite une bonne journée.
dip (23532) 2009-04-17 2:37
beautiful architectural details,good point of view and nice lightness!
COSTANTINO (53715) 2009-04-17 2:43
thanks for sharing with us another shot from Helsinki.People and pigeons together..
A delicate and sensitive photo..
The colours are perfect,the atrmosphere
pleasant and peaceful,I like it
regards and compliments
vasilpro (40917) 2009-04-17 2:44
Nice view of this road in Helsinki, nice architecture details, nice sky, beautiful sunny day for a walk and shopping.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
JanD (0) 2009-04-17 3:04
Interesting place, very interesting architectures. Good POV and composition. Nice colors.
ChrisJ (95866) 2009-04-17 4:01
Good sharpness, with a marvellous blue sky. Excellent framing & composition. I like the repetition of the birds. The diagonal path adds dynamism & perspective. Tfs!
snunney (81849) 2009-04-17 4:05
A splendid capture of this interesting architecture. I like the use of the vertical format and the diagonal placement of the roadway. The seagulls are a nice bonus and contribute to the mood. Very good light and colours and excellent sharpness.
TopGeo (38202) 2009-04-17 5:39
One good day from Helsinki with composition of impressive daily life Important prospect Intense oppositions of tones! I like the repetition of the birds.
regards and compliments
dareco (17134) 2009-04-17 8:37
A very nice shot of daily life in Helsinki. I do hope to get back there someday, very pretty architecture. Nice pov and good sharp detail. TFS
lousat (75049) 2009-04-17 12:04
Hi George,it's incredible the sensation of peace and quiet of this place,there are the seagulls on the street too!Very nice view whit a beautiful sky as background! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
ophelcia (0) 2009-04-17 12:08
Ladies and Gentlemen!!!
This place has the best PIRAKKA you have ever eaten!!!
Great sharpness! Well shown,
danyy (0) 2009-04-17 12:12
malagré la lattitude de cette ville, elle me donne l'impression d'être bien plus au sud qu'où j'habite.
Magnifiques couleurs aidées par des lumières parfaites que tu as capturées de manière très pro.
Un format vertical qui colle bien à ce que tu voulais nosu montrer.
Gerrit (46884) 2009-04-17 13:30
fine summer city view with a remarkable role for the seaguls.
jjcordier (75174) 2009-04-17 22:03
Le bâtiment est curieux mais je suis surtout impressionné par l'incroyable luminosité nordique!
hay_kes (30436) 2009-04-18 0:44
What a splendid view vith Colours, POV, and perspective.TFS
Have a nice weekend.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-18 1:36
Hello George! Splendid colours. Good POV and composition. Very nice view. Good lightness. Perfect sharpness. Original frame. Good luck!
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-04-18 5:50
A very nice view from the daily life, gorgeous colors,
jurek1951 (41382) 2009-04-18 20:28
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting, well framed.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-04-19 23:11
Great street image.
I like colors and brightness here.
Have a nice day,
paura (47166) 2009-04-25 5:53
The point of view is excellent in order to show the beautiful place. Nice technical settings, friend.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Helsinki [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-17 2:24
- Favorites: 1 [view]