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MOSTLY SUMMER PHOTOS. City views, islands, sunsets, shoreline walks, ferries, landmarks

 

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Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland
Walking along Kaivopuisto shore rpomenade, arriving in Meristama small boat harbor. Harakka Island to the left, and a sliver of Uunisaari island, a popular picnic destination, on the right. Harakka Nature Center.



Esplanade Park as viewved from Eteläesplanadi (South Esplanade) toward Pohjoisesplanadi (North Esplanade).  A very popular spot when the weather is nice.
A panorama of Helsinki's Esplanade Park.  - - All photos ©  RC Gelber. All Rights Reserved.

Valkosaari and Klippan, sunset colors.  - - All photos ©  RC Gelber. All Rights Reserved.
Sunset view of Valkosaari and Klippan. In the background, to the right, you can see the old lighthouse on Suomenlinna island. Click for place names & larger view.
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The small neighboring islands, Liuskasaari and Uunisaari (saari = island), are both very popular picnic destinations in the summer. They are only a 3 minute boat ride from the mainland
Liuskasaari Island view to Merisatama. Liuskasaari boat houses.
Above, some views from Liuskasaari, looking toward the mainland Helsinki and the neighborhood of Eira.

Helsinki is one of the best summer cities in the world. It is surrounded by water -the Gulf of Finland- and its coast is dotted with beautiful islands, just minutes away from the heart of the city, accessible by taxi boats.

Helsinki is clean and pretty. It has lots of parks, large and small. There are numerous cafés with outdoor seating and restaurants with summer patios, on the sidewalk or in a park area.

The island of Luoto - Klippan, Helsinki.  - - All photos ©  RC Gelber. All Rights Reserved.

The best way to learn to know Helsinki, and get  around, is to walk. The second best is to use  the tram.

Many of the trams have digital signs  inside, naming every stop, making it easy to  follow their route on a map.

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Finns love to go to picnics in the summer. Some of the most popular destinations are the islands surrounding Helsinki. Many of them are city  owned and are open to the public.

The most known of the islands is the historic Suomenlinna Fortress Island, that actually consists of several islands, lying close to each other, connected to each other by bridges.
Suomenlinna is on the World Heritage List.

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View from Kaivopuisto park promenade, toward Suomenlinna & Särkkä islands.
View from Kaivopuisto park shore to Suomenlinna Island group. Särkkä island in the center, to the right of the pier.
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Midnight sunset in Helsinki. The city islands are just a few minutes away by boat. Click image for larger view.
Helsinki shoreline views from Särkkä island taxiboat, around midnight, late June. You can see a daytime view of Särkkä island in the image above.
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The Helsinki Lutheran Dome, by the Senate Square
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The North Esplanade, center of Helsinki.
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Helsinki's Uspenski Cathedral, on Katajanokka.
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July 10pm. South Harbor & empty Market Square. Far right Norh Esplanade & Esplanade Park. Far left M/S Runeberg & foot bridge to Katajanokka:
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View from Havis Amanda fountain, over Market Square sunshades, along North Esplanade to Uspenski Cathedral on Katajanokka. Click photo.
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Boats at Tykistölahti (Bay of Artillery) in Suomenlinna.                                                 Thunderclouds over Suomenlinna Island
Boats along Tykistönlahti Bay, Suomenlinna, Helsinki.Suomenlinna; Helsinki. 
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Left: Katajanokka & the North Harbor, looking toward the center & Aleksanterinkatu. Click on photo for place names & larger view.
Katajanokka, North Harbor sunset.  - - All photos ©  RC Gelber. All Rights Reserved.Photo © R.C. Candolin-Gelber 1999, 2000-2007, 2008 -
Right: Walking around historic Katajanokka, including off the beaten path, is time well spent
A boat driving toward Suomenlinna Fortress island.                                                                                                         Helsinki South Harbor ships.
The old church, now a lighthouse on Suomenlinna Fortress Islands, Helsinki Helsinki South Harbor. Hyrdrofoil to Tallin. Silja Line to Stockholm in background. Far Left, Viking Line to Stockholm.
The harbor, with ships to different destinations. The small hydrofoil in the front offers one of the fastest ways (1.5 hours) to get to Tallinn, Estonia. Behind the hydrofoil is the Silja Line
ship that parts every night for Stockholm. In the background to the left is the Viking Line ship that also sails to Stockholm.


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