On a rainy day it was a good idea to go inside the Cathedral. The main altar is on right hand side, main entrance is on the left hand side and this is the aisle that crosses the church. There are two people sitting on the right hand side. Some nice – one could even say ghostly – light is coming from the windows in the background. Have a look also how the Cathedral looks outside.
Itis is a shopping centre in the eastern suburbs of Helsinki. They used to call it Itäkeskus until the name was changed to Itis this January. I suspect it’s because of the national trend to shorten and coolen every name. For example, the Finnish post services used to be the Finnish Post Office. Nowadays it’s called Itella. Logical, yea? Like Nutella? Anyways, this shopping centre is the biggest in Nordic countries and of course there are plans for expansions in the future. You can also feel safe in Itis because there’s a little police station there. There’s a big seagull flying in the foreground of this image.
Kaisaniemen metroasema (subway station) has the coolest escalator. Furthermore, it is the only station in Helsinki subway which name is announced in one language through subway’s PA system: Kaisaniemi sounds same both in Finnish and in Swedish. For other subway stations there are always announcements in two languages. It is also located close to Central Railway Station subway and Kaisaniemen metroasema is the least used subway station (in Finnish) in downtown area.
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The huge Kampin keskus (Kamppi Center) was built only 6 years ago in the middle of Helsinki. It is a shopping centre, transportation hub, eatery, nightlife area. Heck, it is everything. Some even live there: they’ve built expensive apartments to penthouse. I remember when the massive building was under construction: for four years there was an enormous pit in the middle of the city which slowly developed to this complex. This photo is from the upper levels and shows the many floors of the shopping centre part of Kamppi.
Profeetta Elian kirkko (St. Elijah’s Church) is located in the orthodox cemetery of Helsinki. I was walking there in the beginning of March and apparently ran into some ceremony: I opened the front door of the church and saw bunch of people and smelt a scent of incense. I think the interiors would’ve been worthy of photographing. Usually it’s OK to photograph in Finnish churches and even use a tripod if you ask permission from the janitor. This time the ceremony was too intense for photographing in profeetta Elian kirkko.