A tour of Helsinki

By ColleenA
Good morning from Helsinki....it seems as if we have truly carried the sun around the world with us, we have had lovely sunny days since arriving. We are off to Estonia for the day which I am very excited about.
I have so many images from Helsinki, so will upload 12 today...sorry folks but its the only way i will get through them and give you an idea of the city.
V1 is a view of the city from the harbour
V2 the Alexander 2 monument on Senate Square
V3 Uspenski Cathedral
V13 is for Jukka (kuvailija) from Finland ....What is the significance of all the tortoise's dotted around the walkways in Helsinki?

Tags: Helsinki Landscape and travel

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
29 Jul 2013 4:53AM
Excellent very well taken images.

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Thank you for this tour of such a beautiful city, Colleen. Great photos.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Jul 2013 5:04AM
Good morning Colleen ! Cold and sunny here today Smile Lovely images from the far north Smile V1 is stunning and I must say I like the tortoise in V13 - maybe a reminder to slow down Smile I find the contrast in V8 interesting too Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jul 2013 5:56AM
Another wonderful and interesting set, Colleen, and I love the tortoise Smile Carol
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 5:59AM
A wonderful tour Colleen - there are so many magnificent buildings - superb set I very much enjoyed looking at them.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 6:38AM
Fantastic set Colleen thanks for sharing.SmileSmile
29 Jul 2013 6:41AM
This is Really Something ! - Untill now i have seen only my own photos of Finland and Helsinki on these pages. And now i can see Colleens beautiful images here. I have a funny and dizzy feeling,is it really true,or am i dreaming!? This feels very good! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - Very excellent Colleen!!!!!!! I am happy now! --- Jukka.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ------ P.S. No icebears walking in the city!Wink J.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
29 Jul 2013 6:43AM
Superb shots Colleen and the light is amazing. Carry on posting, its always interesting to see shots of places we haven't visited.

29 Jul 2013 6:47AM
A really beautiful city and you have captured the astmosphere well. A really excellent series.

29 Jul 2013 6:55AM
Yes, and about the tortoises! They are ment to irritate the car drivers! Sad Earlier they made it with sement pigs ,now with the tortoises, maybe its funnier tha way ! ---- Jukka.
29 Jul 2013 7:05AM
A fabulous set.......Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Wonderful diary of images and lovely memories for you. Hope you have now fully recovered. Sue.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 7:47AM
Excellent set of this very interesting city, V1 and V10 stand out particularly for me.
29 Jul 2013 7:54AM
Excellent set Colleen
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Thank's once more Colleen for sharing your brilliant images of your visit to all these places that I've never been to.
I am a verry homely person.
This set is excellent Colleen,have a great and enjoyable day again todaySmile
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:18AM
a beautiful city which you have captured well,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
29 Jul 2013 8:31AM
Nice set..............hubby said the last time he walked down near where the ship is moored it was -50c wind chill............nice to see the sun shining............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:34AM
No mental image of Helsinki, so very interesting to see your excellent set of the City.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:38AM
Stunning captures of this wonderful city Colleen. It feels like we are on this trip with you - sharing all these fabulous visits. Smile

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:40AM
Beautiful shots. Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:42AM
Excellent series of images, beautifully captured and presented

What a beautiful place this is!! Love the often pastel colourings of the buildings...and the weather looks perfect as well GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
29 Jul 2013 9:39AM
Great set of images Colleen!! Thnaks for sharing , brings back memories!!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Jul 2013 10:13AM
Excellent city tour, Colleen. Wonderful architecture and the figures in v10 shows the scale so well.

Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:34AM
I hear tell, that Helsinki is well worth a visit; your images prove that I hear is correct.............. Well now that I have been to Helsinki, where am I going next GrinGrinGrin

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:38AM
A super series of images Colleen, well captured Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 11:14AM
A very impressive set of images of what looks like a very beautiful city.
The light has been much kinder to you than in St.Petersburg.
I don't know much about Finland at all so this is very educational.
This isn't a holiday choice for many people - so very interesting.
Hope the rest of your holiday is great.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 11:29AM
Fabulous tour......
29 Jul 2013 11:39AM
last time I was there was 43 years ago so it is nice to see so many fine captures from there Colleen you eye is in good form

paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:45PM
Lovely set. V7 and V9 for me.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Jul 2013 1:45PM
We're certainly getting treated to a variety of scenes and architecture, Colleen! Wink Another very lovely set, I'm enjoying seeing these places I'll probably never get to see Smile
Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 1:57PM
Another fine tour around the city Colleen.
Some nice architecture here.
And the tortoise is the national emblem of Finland.
The locals are so laid back,they just like to take life in the slow lane !!
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 2:57PM
Such an interesting set! Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 3:28PM
The buildings of Helsinki are very beautiful, well captured,

Ali SmileSmileSmile
29 Jul 2013 3:42PM
A superb series Colleen. Don't think i've ever seen such beautiful buildings Grin

29 Jul 2013 4:52PM
Super Helsinki photo tour with wonderful buildings.
Love the significance of the tortoises as described by Kuvailija
Regards Brian
29 Jul 2013 5:24PM
Well taken pictures
9 10 10 England
29 Jul 2013 7:23PM
Enjoyed these immensely Carol - will return later for a more relaxed view.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 7:55PM
Very strong set Colleen , lovely light Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 8:14PM
Wonderful images Colleen, some lovely buildings too. And i love the tall ship in the harbour
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:03PM
The TV programme "Wish You Were Here" with Judith Chambers comes to mind Coleen. Another superb set of travel photographs, each worthy of a vote. I particularly like image number one and ten. The sense of scale an proportion in image number ten is staggering.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:13PM
V1 is a splendid image
and internet too slow to see the others!
29 Jul 2013 9:20PM
Wow Colleen, these are fantastic images and well captured!!! Looking forward to your visit to Manchester shortly. Can't wait show, explore and enjoy everything Manchester has to offer with you, ie, architecture, abstract, street, landscape, landmarks, black and white....would love photography enthusiasts to join us....it will be a relaxed, social event to walk, talk and shoot together....and this invitation is free!
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 9:52PM
An awesome Colection Colleen. Thanks for the visitSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
29 Jul 2013 11:21PM
Lovely set Colleen. Cathy
CHRISB911 12 54 1
30 Jul 2013 8:44AM
first class image
6 3 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 8:39PM
A wonderful tour your have treated us to again!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great composition and detail in these 13 . Well done Colleen.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Aug 2013 8:13PM
A wonderful virtual guided tour of this beautiful city, v1 with the tall ship was the perfect choice as the lead

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