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 large image with building information.
Helsinki Dome (Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral) on the Senate Square, center of Helsinki:
Daytime view of Helsinki Dome, 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.
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
Helsinki's Esplanade Park & North Esplanade. Behind the statue of Runeberg, you can see the corner of the Kämp Hotel.
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."
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 "Grönqvistin buuilding", 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".
See this vertical panorama on Fine Art America, for sale in sizes up to 30.88" x 108.00".
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
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HELSINKI ARCHITECTURE -PAGE.
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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, Katajanokka, with historic warehouse buildings,
turned into shops and restaurants + the white Alvar Aalto building. Right, restaurant ship & the Main Guard building.
Brief history of Helsinki
HELSINKI & surrounding ISLANDS & ferry routes. So cool! Easy to navigate. Click and move. There are clickable photos and panoramas on the map: if you select "all" you have a lot of photos & panoramas to choose from.
A talented, award winning FINNISH FILM EDITOR
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.
Fantastic: Type in any street name, click, and the map will take you there.It even lists different addresses on that street which will take you to your exact location. You can also choose different views, like an areal view, or a hybrid areal & map view, etc.
Got any money left? SHOPPING
If you click on the "Shops by Street"- option, the map will show you dots on the map, and if you place the arrow on a dot, it will tell you the name of the store.
One more MAP No excuse to get lost now. :-)
Helsinki STREET & SIGHT map,
that shows you options like museums, buildings (like where
the railway station is) & architecture, culture.
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 Government Palace, peeking out
between the Helsinki Cathedral pillars.
National Theater building, as seen from the
side entry steps to the Helsinki Railway Station.
00120 Helsinki, Tel (09) 611 543
GAUDETE (Fredrikinkatukatu 35,
00120 Helsinki, Tel (09) 608 635
MYYMÄLÄ 2 Uudenmaankatu 23,
Helsinki, tel + 358 (0)41 7832327
Also check out, in different location:
BEAMHILL Yliopistonkatu 5, 00100
Helsinki, Tel +358 (0)9 622 2653
Helsinki cathedral a.k.a. Helsinki Dome,
watching over the festivities.
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.
Great Images from Suomenlinna Fortress Island
In need of fresh, local produce, from small farms? Check out:
Eat & Joy - Maatilatori
(Eat & Joy Farmers Market)
Address: Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22 - 24, 00100 Helsinki, Phone:045 250 5333
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 12noon - 5pm
Products from 250+ Finnish small producers: For example,artesanal cheese, jams, roe, artesanal beer & cider, mushrooms, rye bread, different smoked specialties, kyyttö forest cow, wild reindeer, etc.
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.
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.
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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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