Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Helsinki

Today I'm taking you to Helsinki, another of our Baltic cruise ports.

I have to admit that the laid back pace of Helsinki was a nice change after the whirlwind two days in St.Petersburg. While waiting for our ferry, we browsed this market.


Then the ferry took us to Suomenlinna Sveaborg, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Construction of this fortress began in 1748 by the Swedes as  defense against the Russians.


A view from Suomenlinna of our ship docked at Helsinki.


This entrance is known as the King's Gate.


On our return to Helsinki we walked to a unique domed church, Temppeliaukio Kirkko(Rock Church). It was built inside a massive block of granite and is unique in the world.


And I do have to share a shot of one of the many ferries we saw on our trip.  This ferry goes to Tallinn, Estonia, 82 kilometres away.
 

Next up is Stockholm!

 Thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Deanna said...

Wow, look at that boat! kewl!

Laura said...

I had such fun poking around your blog today, your recent cards are all so sweet, and your trip photos are stunning. Loving all the architectural shots!

Rosemary said...

This trip has been so interesting. Makes me itch to travel.