Suomenlinna's island is one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions.
The cafe which can be seen on the picture was founded on one of the hills of the island. We may consume the hot coffee and the cakes taking delight in a wonderful view, there is a magnificent view over the sea from Piper’s terrace. This wooden-villa café in Finland’s oldest English-style park serves a soup of the day, savoury snacks, pastries and soft drinks, plus beer and cider.
More information from the island:
Suomenlinna is one of the world’s largest historical maritime fortresses. Built on six islands in the 1700s, the garrison town is among the most popular sights in Finland and a living district that is home to around 850 city residents. Suomenlinna has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. With its museums and events, Suomenlinna offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages, who can also enjoy idyllic cafes and cosy restaurants. Children can have a great time exploring the many tunnels of the old fortress. It is good to reserve at least half a day for a visit to Suomenlinna. The vast fortress is best explored on foot, so prepare for some hiking with good shoes and a windbreaker. Suomenlinna is open year-round, although some facilities are open only in the summer months. The municipal ferry to Suomenlinna departs from the Market Square throughout the year. In summertime you can also take a JT-Line waterbus from the Market Square. The journey takes around fifteen minutes.
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snunney (100656) 2009-04-23 4:24
Nice composition of this café garden, which seems to have quite a few customers on what looks like a very pleasant day. Good daily life shot with fine colours and sharpness.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-04-23 4:31
A beautiful idyllic scene, in which I would like to be an actor. Very pleasant framing and alleviating colors. Good management of the light and good clearness. Cheer.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (115493) 2009-04-23 4:34
Good colour saturation & sharpness, with excellent lighting contrasts, & composition. A reasonable exposure level on the highlights of the white building. Tfs!
ymrk (15079) 2009-04-23 5:24
Hello Dear George,
Lovely moment in this time...Very well sharpness with sky...
Have a good week,
albertojr (738) 2009-04-23 5:38
A perfect place for a family get together, nice weather, i like how you added the shadows of the trees at the lower left, only the sky is a bit noisy, must be due to compression. Well done.
Silvio1953 (145533) 2009-04-23 5:47
Ciao George, lovely and peaceful composition, splenddi light and colors, great low POV, bravo, ciao Silvio
Flavia (10352) 2009-04-23 6:04
Good picture. I like the way the tree shadow lead the eyes to the ouse and the people enjoying the nice weather outside. Nice blue green colours.
vasilpro (41527) 2009-04-23 7:54
Beautiful peaceful place for a cup of coffee. Very nice photo with vivid colors, nice composition.
besnard (56569) 2009-04-23 9:35
Un moment de détente qui fait plaisir à voir. C'est net et bien cadré, agréable à regarder.
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-23 13:39
Hello George! Nice house, very nice scene. Splendid colours. Good POV and capture. Nice picture. Well done!
COSTANTINO (66166) 2009-04-23 16:40
what a beautiful place to spend some hour and
drink a coffee. Beautiful picture, nice colours of the nature.
Thanks for sharing. Regards,
dareco (17134) 2009-04-23 18:25
This place looks to have a wonderful environment. Very peaceful and pleasant. Good lighting and detail. TFS
hispic (9652) 2009-04-23 20:20
What a luminous image! I like this high-saturated colours, the blue sky in a lot of grains, and strong contrast like slide film. Beautiful pleasant shot.
danos (99160) 2009-04-23 20:22
nice this landscape view with the people to enjoy the sun this brilliant day.The cafe building is well placed in the frame, with the trees to surrounded it.Excellent the colours and the clarity too.Well done.
Cretense (68703) 2009-04-24 1:26
Beautiful daily life scene, excellent spring atmosphere, I can feel the clear fresh wind, rushing through my screen! Simple but great composition, flawless light managment, brilliant colours! Congratulations!
pablominto (53746) 2009-04-24 2:56
On a fine late summer day like this, what can be better that enjoying the meal outdoor..?
The place seems to be perfect with the nice garden with green lawns and shady trees...
A fine balanced composition, where the slightly upward point of view works well to direct attention to the small cafe!
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-04-24 3:21
You had captured my little dream for the days after work. Very nice picture
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-04-24 3:29
Nice sunny light and contrasts.
I like too the geometrics of the image.
Have a nice day,
jhm (154490) 2009-04-24 4:14
Lovely summer day with all the family in garden.
Splendid blue sky and green colours in the garden.
Nice composition and soft colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend
bobocortis (16026) 2009-04-24 6:29
The highest lights are a bit burned, but the shot is wonderful.
A well-composed springtime scenery.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-04-24 11:55
A very nice place to relax and you reflected the peaceful atmosphere very well,
Philippe (11836) 2009-04-24 12:07
Hi, George. A nice everyday life scene. The people in the foreground with the pushchairs make the place look very cosy. The white building stands out very well in its green surrounding and against the blue sky. Maybe the white on the left is a little overexposed, but for the rest, the light is very well managed.
Have a nice evening,
paura (47186) 2009-04-24 16:05
Uma beleza de fotografia aqui, amigo, mostrando a interessante cena de forma competente. Linda fotografia.
Graal (103028) 2009-04-24 23:23
Jó napot George,
very nice scene and scenery. Good reportage from Finland's island. Good note and superb quality of photo.
Have a nice weekend.
hay_kes (31435) 2009-04-25 0:40
Vey beautiful photo vith superb POV, colours, light and contrast.TFS.
have a good weekend.
bostankorkulugu (42440) 2009-04-25 22:33
oh how i wish i was living in a house like that in between this perfect blue and green world... good shot of this lovely place george... cheers... korkut
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-26 7:36
Beautiful view from Helsinki.
Pleasant open-air luncheon, great colours and details
Have a nice week
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, 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: 2009-04-23 4:20