In Helsinki they have a specific 'tour by tram' itinerary' making use of two of the tram lines. Wife and I thought this would be a great way to see more of the city and get lots of photo ops. The only problem was it was freaking cold! The high today was only 46 Fahrenheit/8 Celsius and it was colder than that most of the day. Plus it was windy. So it was not pleasant. But Wife and I are nothing if not persistent tourists and we did our best.
Back at the Tuomiokirkko
A study of the Camera Yoda as she sizes up a picture
A statue of Czar Alexander II
As the Finns hate the Russians, I'm not quite sure why this is still here
This building's name means 'North' or it is the 'north' side of it I guess
I doubt if this guy was the model for the faces but he could have been
The World of Tramming
The Temppeliaukio Church
Built right into rock
And on to the Opera
A building we were not that impressed with
Another 'must see' is the tower at the Olympic Stadium and Sports Museum.
We spent almost an hour trying to find and get to this in the frigid, windy cold only to find.
COMPLETELY CLOSED DUE TO MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION
This picture hardly shows the amount of wandering we did trying to get around the construction.
Near the historic Hakaniemi Market
A statue entitled 'Maternal Love'
The oldest operating cafe in Helsinki
The Roman Catholic Cathedral (significantly smaller than the others)
And last but not least another installment of Signage of the World
Don't Spit or Spray Saliva While Shouting!
Tomorrow we leave Helsinki and head for the Southern Finnish Coast!