Monday, June 29, 2015

Classical Architecture in Helsinki

Hello Followers! I'm currently traveling in Finland, enjoying the great food, beautiful nature, and fantastic hospitality of the Northlands. First, of course - Helsinki!

The capital of Finland is not, in fact, a terribly old city. It was built up in the 17th-18th centuries first by Swedish nobles, then by Russian merchants. The old grandeur of the city is still visible, mostly in the grand churches, but also in the little details on the most mundane buildings.