Helsinki and Stockholm!

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Helsinki was not so kind with the weather, hence the farmer coat and umbrella. The light wasn’t great for taking pictures – I have a shocking number of photos of here compared to the other cities… I’m sure it’s nicer when it’s sunny! But it cleared up when we visited the Sibelius Memorial. (I don’t know if that’s meant to be some blessing from the composer…)

Our guide said that people like to be ‘creative’ and ‘arty’ in trying to get a unique view of this sculpture, so I just took ‘boring’ ones. It’s meant to symbolise waves? Of sound/music perhaps?

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And then, a guide of another neighbouring group, began to sing in an operatic style! He stood up on the ledge/cliff and sang. It was a bit strained in the voice, but I commend him for his courage!

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Here is the composer himself!

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After we visited a unique church which was really not that aesthetically pleasing on the outside, but the interior was interesting. However I was mostly amused by the pianist playing background music. He was actually really good and his programme included Debussy. 🙂 The sign made me smile.

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I really liked the underground station too.

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This is all you will see of Helsinki. It’s disappointing I know… But here’s a bit of Stockholm!

We docked in the middle of the sea, so we took another boat trip to the mainland. It kind of looks like a space ship because you can’t see the water.

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It was really interesting but you would need a few more days in the city to really know it. Definitely worth visiting again. My pictures are an embarrassment because I don’t have any good ones.

Next city – Copenhagen!

Thanks for viewing this, even though it was by far the dullest post out of all the cities.

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