In the middle of Market Square in Helsinki sits Keisarinnankivi.
Market Square, on of the most popular markets in the city. A great place to get an inexpensive meal of fresh seafood.
Sheri checking out the produce in Market Square.
What are these?
One of the giant ferries that cross the Baltic Sea.
Salt water swimming pool in the bay. I'm guessing the water quality must be pretty good.
Taking the ferry to Suomenlinna.
The Skywheel Helsinki with Uspenski Cathedral behind it.
Helsinki waterfront with the Helsinki Cathedral rising up
The ferry to Suomenlinna
Lighthouse on Suomenlinna. Now a brewery.
The largest church bell in Finland. Cast in Moscow in 1885, it weighs 6683 kilos.
Cannons and chains used to close the strait during Swedish regime are now used to surround the church.
Suomenlinna Church also doubles as a lighthouse. One of only a few in the world.
Passages inside the frotress walls
Monument to Gustaf III
Where should we go now?
Hobbit holes? Bunkers?
Putting our "feet" in the Gulf of Finland. (a little too cold)
The water was crystal clear
Defenses along the fortress walls
More cannons along the ramparts
King's Gate at Suomenlinna
Looking back toward Suomenlinna cathedral
Time to catch the ferry back to Central Helsinki
Alexander II statue
Our "deluxe" stateroom on the St. Peter Line
Calm seas and colorful sunset
Church of the Rock
Copper dome of the church in Helsinki, Finland.
Under the huge copper roof of the Church of the Rock.
Outside the Church of the Rock where they piled up even more rocks.
Helsinki Railway Station
Inside the Helsinki Railway Station
Finnish National Theater
Decorative owls on the Theater building