"Helsinki, the daughter of the Baltic" Helsinki by elcolibri

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Helsinki was founded in 1550 and became the capital of Finland in 1812. Finland belonged to Swesen for over 700 years till 1809 when became a Grand duchy of Russia, finally declared herself an independent republic in 1917. All this historical events influded in Finland and Helsinki architecture. Tsar Nicholas I who wanted to make Helsinki a presentable gate of St Petersburg approved a plan to built the centre of Helsinki with great buildings around Senate square designed by the german architect Carl L. Engel. It was finished in the middle of XIX Century.

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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    Isn't Helsinki a nice city? I liked it really much and so i did your page.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2003 at 11:34 AM

    Great start about the Queen of the north ... waiting for more ... :-)


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