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Four hours in Helsinki

We only had 4 hours in Helsinki. Good enough for lunch, some shopping and a long walk. Dark falls early and in that twilight, this church on Senate square becomes a fairy tale.


I was in Stockholm for a return trip to Helsinki on this boat, the Viking Line Gabriela.
I was on board for a conference with women from 15 European countries.
Gili_S kindly made this photo of the ship (3 Jan 2004), whilst docked in Helsinki.

23 Jan 2004.
Today a VT-er tells me that it is all over the news: this ship collided today with another ship. No casualities but it proves that an accident is just round the corner and it is such luck to escape. I was on that ship not even a week ago. The captain of the other ship has been accused of drunkenness.
News in Swedish:
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  • Last visit to Helsinki: Jan 2004
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  • Jun 30, 2008 at 11:43 PM

    Some very nice photos. You made the most of your time there!

  • May 29, 2008 at 6:56 AM

    "For instance, how old this church is and who built it. I'll add that later." 4 years ago! You call this information? You don't know nothing about helsinki. 4 hour and you write 100 tips, huh?

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    Mar 31, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    a wintery trip. Thanks!

  • leecouk12324's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    Been this Church - great place. Nice to see after i was here it featured on a pop video (Darude I think the band were). Great place to hang out on steps in summer

  • croatia2006's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2007 at 9:54 AM

    Hello! La Tour is closed and there is a new restaurant in same place. It is called "Virgin Oil Company" http://www.virginoil.fi/. This is for Your information in case You want to update Your tips!

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    Jan 18, 2006 at 1:30 AM

    Doing my weekly `Surf and Rate` couple of hours and ended up here! Gr8 pics and info. I lived in Stockholm since 1979 and Russia `89 so traveled many times to Helsinki ! ":*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*.隐形的 ღ (~_~)♫♫" TIM

  • Dec 15, 2005 at 5:22 AM

    Intresting page

  • tatyanap's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 6:55 PM

    Wow! Only four hours and what a beautiful and informative page! Thanks!

  • munki's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    Great page of Helsinki with wonderful pictures and excellent tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • RubenE's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 5:12 PM

    A very complete page, considering you only had a few hours.


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