Above the Senaatintori (The Senate square) in the center of Helsinki, you have to notice that cathedral called "Tuomiokirkko" you can reach by walking up the large stairs. I believe it's a lutherian cathedral since inside the decoration is quite simple. I like very much the kind of green domes on the roofs and it's a kind of testimony of the russian influence over Finland.
Very close, you can have a nice walk in the Katajanokka area along the harbour with the never-ending noria of ferries leading to the islands around or even to Estonia.
Helsinki is not that large for a capitale city and it's quite easy to drive around and discover the different places.
Very interestingly, I discovered that nordic countries are a paradise for night photography. Indeed, during summer, the "blue hour", that great moment when the sky has deep blue tones and which usually leads to great pictures does not last 10-15 minutes like in France but more than one hour. It looks like in July the night does not last more than 5 hours !!! Incredible !!!
Taken at sunset. USM applied.
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davido (1982) 2005-07-20 14:50
Beautiful view of this symbol of Helsinki.
I love the contrast between the light and the dark sky.
Very nice POV.
azadys (717) 2005-07-20 15:15
nice picture. i really like it.
aferrao (1145) 2005-07-20 15:31
The dark sky works very well in here.
It helps to give the needed atention to the building!
Very well done!
JanArie (619) 2005-07-20 15:39
Beautifull picture, what a great colors. Very good POV.
caliane (610) 2005-07-22 13:17
I don't understand much about Russian archtecture but I think these kind of domes are quite commom in neoclassic buildings at all. I have heard that the religion there is protestant, no catholics. BTW interesting note!
Xalkida (11744) 2005-08-04 18:00
Great lighting. i love this golden color on buildings. Excellent job!
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: FEW DAYS IN HELSINKI
- Theme(s): Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 14:42
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