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    Helsinki, Finland: 06' - 07'

    Hi! I just remembered I've not been posting here too much, so here's a new Hki thread. It's the same one I have in SSP, though, so you may or may not have seen this one already. Anyhow, photos from the Finnish capital over the last two or so years:



































































    #2
    A very nice collection indeed, thanks for posting it here .

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      #3
      What is this? A shopping mall?


      By the way, thank you

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        #4
        Hi Molo,
        didn't know it's you who posted same photos over SSP. As I said there, it brings back some memories of my 2003 trip to Helsinki.
        Flickr || 2014 in retrospect: Minsk|Wien|Bangkok|Hong Kong|Shenzhen|Shanghai|Beijing|Guangzhou

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          #5
          Thx for your comments. Nice to see people reacting to my thread.

          What is this? A shopping mall?
          That's the headquarters of Sanoma-WSOY, which is a publisher of a number magazines, newspapers and books. There are however a few specialised stores and a couple of bars and cafes in the building.

          didn't know it's you who posted same photos over SSP
          Hah, having a different nic in diffent forums does confuse people, I know. I probably shouldn't do that.

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            #6
            ^^ Well, no matter what you call yourself in the various forums, you'll always be Olli Molli to me!

            Indeed I don't pay much attention to SSP, so this comes as a nice surprise! I do wish you had identified your pix a bit though ... you know, *some* of all those clueless foreigners would really like to know ...

            Your first two photos, although of course the buildings & ergo the skyline are quite different, remind me of Tallinn: the Sea beyond the City!

            I LOVE the towers on the (corner?) buildings in the 4th photo. The 6th pic: nice apartment building! Modern infill?

            7, 8 & 9 a lovely night shots, although I can't really say that I'm particularly enthralled with the buildings on the right hand side of the photo. Talk about BOXES! The same boxes we see in Pic #11 during daytime no doubt.

            Big REX is precisely what ought not to be built in any city center: a lowrise complex of little charm that just sits there & hogs space.

            LOVE all your train station shots!

            But then all of a sudden -- what's THIS?



            A wooden house surrounded by mossy rocks! How far from the center of HKI?

            The ice skaters in the middle of Helsinki are a fine sight as well.

            And that magazine publisher's building sure is VERY nice, although of course it could have been a tad taller.

            In summary: Aciu, Molo!


            John was a pioneer of S&B international travel! Bold and noble, he set off long before your time on S&B as he ventured forth beyond the Baltic Sea to visit your country's capital ...
            Paskutinis taisė Whose Homepage; 2008.03.11, 10:19.
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              #7
              Thank you, WH, for the praise and honest critique you expressed. It is not often that people find the time to give such a well-balanced and thorough reply as you did.

              I do wish you had identified your pix a bit though ... you know, *some* of all those clueless foreigners would really like to know ...
              Toni keeps telling me the same thing. And you're right of course, but I fear I'm too lazy. I promise to add captions the next time.

              7, 8 & 9 a lovely night shots, although I can't really say that I'm particularly enthralled with the buildings on the right hand side of the photo. Talk about BOXES! The same boxes we see in Pic #11 during daytime no doubt.
              Yes, well spotted.

              But then all of a sudden -- what's THIS?
              That house is I guess about two kilometres from inner Hki. It's in the middle of a park, however, and not really in any way connected to the block-grid of the city. I think it's protected, but I might be wrong.

              Thanks again.

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