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Helsinki's Esplanade Park mall; Restaurant Kappeli to the right. Image looking toward South Harbor
Market Square and the Katajanokka neighborhood and Uspenski Cathedral.
The Northern Esplanade (Pohjoisesplanadi) is to the left of the image, and the Southern Esplanade (Eteläesplanadi) to the right. This is located in the center of Helsinki.
CLICK photo for a huge image with building information.
Helsinki Dome (Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral) on the Senate Square, center of Helsinki:
Summer sunset light view of Helsinki Dome,overlooking the Senate Square as seen from historic Sofia Street. Restaurant Nuevo's Summer Patio, in the center of Sofia Street.
Helsinki, view to Senate Square & the Dome from restaurant Nuevo's patio on Sofia Street.
Late summer eve view of Helsinki historic center, over Esplanade Park to the Uspenski Cathedral in Katajanokka neighborhoood.
Terrific new Helsinki.fi page! Love the layout & beutiful, large header image with some nice HDR enhancing going on there! Good job.
Finnish is a complex, beautiful language. For over 2,000 forms of the Finnish noun for "shop", click Professor Fred Karlsson.
For information about Helsinki: HELSINKI EXPERT
BEST of HELSINKI. Very intresting. Check it out. Comes with information & images.
NORDIC ODDITY "Introducing the most interesting places and coolest happenings in the city." Information on "where to explore, enjoy and ease off - be it shopping, the extraordinary, luxuries, locals, urban legends or the vibrant nightlife one is after. It's like one's best friend from Helsinki guiding you through the multidimensional urban culture."
Farmer's Market at Helsinki's South Harbor Market Square. Click for large, wider image with building information:
Click on image for a much larger view.
View: North Esplanade, looking toward
Mannerheimintie (Mannerheim Street).
Location: corner of Pohjoisesplanadi 25-27 (North Esplanade) and Fabianinkatu 12 (Fabian Street).
This Neo-Renaissance building, called the "Grönqvist building", was built in 1882 and designed by architect Theodor Höijer. The decorative facade was designed by sculptor Karl Magnus von Wright.
The Esplanade Park, which spans from Mannerheimintie Street all the way to the South Harbor Market Square, lies between the North Esplanade and the South Esplanade.
In the center of Helsinki blocks have names. This block is called "Yksisarvinen", "Unicorn".
The neighborhood is called "Kluuvi".
Uspenski Cathedral. Click for larger view.
Below: Finnish National Theater - Suomen Kansallisteatteri. Architect: Onni Tarjanne /1902. Style: National Romantic. Location: Central Railway Station Square. Click for larger view.
For information about Finnish cultural and historical items: Virtual Finland
IN HELSINKI, STREET SIGNS ARE IN FINNISH AND SWEDISH.The Finnish word for " street" is "katu".
We do not want to scare you off, but check out: HELSINKI IN THE WINTER
PLEASE VISIT OUR
HELSINKI ARCHITECTURE -PAGE.
A talented, award winning, New York based
FINNISH FILM EDITOR, working in 3 languages.
Check out LUX Helsinki. Cool stuff.
Various Helsinki brochures in PDF form
Havis Amanda Fountain. Click to enlarge.
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Helsinki Harbor around midnight in June. Footbridge from Katajanokka to the South Harbor Market Square. The small
ship Runeberg makes day cruises to the old & quaint city of Porvoo.
Midnight view, seen from Meritullintori toward the South Harbor. On the left, outside the image Katajanokka, with historic warehouse
buildings, turned into shops and restaurants + the white Alvar Aalto building, partly showing on left. Right, a restaurant ship & the light blue Main Guard building.
Great HELSINKI Map page, also showing the beautiful public islands just off the city center. There is also an aerial photo"-option and an easy "distance measuring option. Very cool.
HELSINKI Center & some surrounding islands. Zoomable map with place names.
Architect Eliel Saarinen.
Helsinki Railway Station plattform with its relatively new glass & metal cover structure.
Helsinki Cathedral (Dome):
view from top of the Dome steps toward
Great Helsinki view: top of Dome (Cathedral) steps:
of The Estates in Helsinki.
Across the street from the House of the Estates, sits the Bank of Finland. The image is taken close to midnight in June. Click on image for a larger version:
For more information about the Bank of Finland and the statue, go to our Helsinki Architecture - page.
LOST? Great HELSINKI
Fantastic: Type in any street address and the exact location will be circled on the map.
There is also an aerial photo"-option and an easy "distance measuring option. Very cool.
The map also shows the beautiful public islands just off the city center.
One more, printable, MAP No excuse to get lost now. :-)
Got any money left? SHOPPING
Hover over the dots on the map, and it will display the name of a store / business. If you click on a dot, information with the exact street address, telephone number and URL for the business will show in a dialog box. Nice.
It also has a "photo" option, showing you photos of different targets, like architectural sites. Hover over the text tag on the upper right corner of the map, and the tag will open up to give you more options, like displaying photos on the map. Click on the image and it will enlarge.
Helsinki CULTURAL map,
that shows you options like museums, buildings (like where
the railway station is) & other cultural spots, like dance schools, etc.
Hover over or click on the dots on the map.
It also has a "photo" option, showing you photos of different targets, like architectural sites.
Hover over the text tag on the upper right corner of the map, and the tag will open up to give you more options, like displaying photos on the map. Click on the image and it will enlarge.
The shopping map above does not list every new shop or boutique. For
trendier shopping / brands & occasional unique finds,
walking along Uudenmaankatu, Fredrikinkatu & Eerikinkatu (katu = street). Periodically, these shops have great sales. Check out these examples:
Helsinki Cathedral & shop, colored by the sunset, overlooking
the Senate Square. Click image for larger view.
Old Postacard style version of the above image.
00120 Helsinki, Tel (09) 611 543
GAUDETE (Fredrikinkatukatu 35,
00120 Helsinki, Tel (09) 608 635
SAMUJI - two locations:
SAMUJI ESPA - Pohjoisesplanadi 37, 00100 Helsinki
Tel +358 40 140 3280, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMUJI EROTTAJA Erottajankatu 9, 00130 Helsinki
Tel +358 40 350 7976, Email: email@example.com
Samuji on fb
Also check out, in different location:
BEAMHILL Yliopistonkatu 5, 00100
Helsinki, Tel +358 (0)9 622 2653
The National Theater building, as seen from the
side entry steps to the Helsinki Railway Station.
Helsinki cathedral a.k.a. Helsinki Dome,
watching over the festivities.
The National Theater building, as
seen from the side entry steps to
the Helsinki Railway Station.
The "HELSINKI DESIGN DISTRICT" -link
gives you the addresses of several different shops in the Punavuori /
Center area. Clothes, design, interior, jewelry, etc.
CHECK OUT THE NEW KAMPPI SHOPPING CENTER
If department stores are your thing, check out STOCKMANN, "Helsinki's Bloomingdale's".
TIRED OF SHOPPING? Go visit the HISTORIC SUOMENLINNA (Sveaborg) FORTRESS ISLANDS
- A popular destination even among locals.
HELSINKI'S MAJOR SWEDISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER, HUFVUDSTADTSBLADET
HELSINKI'S MAJOR FINNISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER, HELSINGIN SANOMAT, in English.
Helsinki center, as seen
from Torni. We are looking over Mannerheim Street, over the Old Student house (green cupola), over the Railway Station
toward kaisaniemi Park, Kruununhaka, Hakaniemi and Kallio. The Kallio church tower, can be seen in the background, at left.
image for a huge and a bit different image / view, with information
about the area and the different buildings.
Click for a really cool 360 degree panorama of the South Harbor w. the Market Square. On the site, click the "Terrace of restaurant Palace" option.
WHERE TO GO in HELSINKI? WHAT TO DO in
Feed your kids to the animals atthe
HELSINKI ZOO ... and then turn
yourself in to the FINNISH POLICE
FOR MUSIC VENUES, CHECK OUT:
CLUBS & BARS IN HELSINKI
Other NOTEWORTHY LINKS
to Helsinki's music scene
THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2007 was hosted by the City of HELSINKI.
The cute Finnish "Monster" hard rock band LORDI won the Eurovision song contest in 2006.
The Euro fluctuates. A good Currency Converter.
The Finnish word for "money" = "raha".
Katarina, a shipboard Cafe in Helsinki's South Harbour. The
Presidential Palace can be seen behind the front & center
masts of the ship. Uspenski Cathedral sits high above the ugly Aalto building, reminding all of us of a more gracious era in architecture.
Summer night in Helsinki around midnight in June. The bridge to Katajanokka neighborhood, leads from the South Harbor to
the North Haror. The Presidential Palace can be partly seen the to the far left of the image.
My Best Helsinki is sponsored in part by
GelberLaw: Lawrence R. Gelber, Securities Attorney
For places to eat in Helsinki,
see our restaurant reviews,
information and links on:
RESTAURANT PAGE 1
RESTAURANT PAGE 2
RESTAURANT PAGE 3
The Finnish word for: "food" is "ruoka".
"restaurant" is "ravintola".
And, in Finnish, "bar" = "baari",
"music" = "musiikki", club" = "klubi",
"band" = "bändi". Easy, right?
Check out: MORE HELPFUL WORDS
For beautiful cityscapes, great building & city photos with information, etc., please visit: HELSINKI ARCHITECTURE
out: Laila Hyttinen - Couple and Family Therapy
Visit: Marcus Sandell, the talented Finnish Alpine skier
Need to have flowers delivered in Helsinki?
We have found these two flower stores good, friendly & efficient:
SAKURA, Munkkivuoren Kukkakauppa
Helsinki Cathedral, a.k.a. the Dome.
Click to enlarge.
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