1 Almost in Amsterdam, then another flight to Helsinki.
2 The view from our hotel room in Helsinki
4 The Hakaniemi area of Helsinki with the market on the right
6 At the market
7 The white buidling in the background is the Helsinki Opera building
9 The hotel we stayed at
10 Looking down into the Hotel's breakfast area from our floor
11 At the Kauppatori market
13 Johanna walking along the Esplanadi
16 The view from the hotel's sauna
17 University of Helsinki buildings
18 Tuomiokirkko - the Helsinki Cathedral
19 Inside the cathedral
21 Senaatintori - Senate Square
22 A government building next to the cathedral
24 Hakaniemi and our hotel viewed from the opposite side of the channel
25 Buildings in the Kruunuhaka area of Helsinki
30 Säätytalo - House of the Estates - housed the three commoner estates of the four estates of the realm of Finland. The estates were superseded at the 1906 parliamentary reform by the foundation of a single chamber parliament. The parliament settled elsewhere, leaving Säätytalo for secondary usage.
31 The Bank of Finland
32 The cathedral seen from the south side of the Senate Square with the statue of Alexander II in the foreground.
33 The Helsinki central railway station
34 The Finnish National Theatre next to the railway station
35 The theater with a statue of Aleksis Kivi, a Finnish author who in the 19th century wrote the first significant novel in Finnish, Seitsemän veljestä (Seven Brothers).
36 Inside Temppeliaukion kirkko
37 Aaron playing in Temppeliaukion kirkko
38 Aaron and Satu
40 Kansallismuseo - the National Museum
41 The Parliament building
43 Finlandia Hall
44 Hakasalmi Villa next to Finlandia Hall is from the 1840s. At the time of my visit it had the "Made in Helsinki" exhibit.
45 At the "Made in Helsinki" exhibit, which displayed crafts and designs from Helsinki from 1700 to 2012. Here is a piano made by one of eight piano manufacturers in Helsinki in the 19th century.
46 The cafe outside the exhibit advertised a cup of coffee for 6 marks (the old Finnish currency which hasn't been in use for a decade)
47 Kiasma, the Helsinki museum of modern art in the center, with Helsingin Sanomat newspaper building in the back on the left.
48 The new music building or concert hall in Helsinki
49 Inside the new music building
50 Looking towards the central railroad station in downtown Helsinki
51 Narinkkatori and the Kamppi shopping center
52 The Kamppi Chapel, next to the Kamppi shopping center.
53 It was surprisingly quiet inside the chapel.
54 The new walk/bikeway that follows the path of the old railway that went from the central railroad station to the old harbor in Jätkäsaari.
55 Our car back in its underground storage waiting for our next vacation.