Sunday, 17 May 2009

Daughter of the Baltic

I am a Helsinkian born and bred. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish king Gustaf Vasa (Finland was part of the kingdom of Sweden at that time) on the banks of river Vantaa. In 1812 the capital of Finland was moved from Turku to Helsinki. Nowadays some 570 000 people live in Helsinki. Helsinki is also called the Daughter of the Baltic. Here are some maritime photos I took in and around the centre of Helsinki earlier this month. Enjoy! :)


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to visit Helsinki!



Cinnamonda said...

Thanks, Rosa! You have the mountains, we have the sea. :) Helsinki really comes to life during summertime. I promise you a tour, if you ever do come and visit. :)


anya said...

Wouldn't you agree Helsinki looks like Amsterdam, somewhat? What with the water and all these boats. :)