Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another view point

I've been on guided Helsinki tour few times. To be honest, mostly the tours have been quite boring: We've been sitting in a bus or tram, the guide has explained some details about this and that - without trying to put them into any relevant context, theme or timeline.

Two classical buildings that each sightseeing tour passes by and all the guides mention, are the National Museum and Finlandia Hall - they are conveniently just opposite to each other, and the busses and trams drive in between the buildings.

Instead of spotting the National Museum and Finlandia hall on a boring sightseeing tour, take a walk around Töölönlahti, the small bay next to Finlandia hall. Have a (coffee and pulla) break at Sinisen Huvilan Kahvila (Café at the Blue Villa). Look at the other side of the bay:

The dark vertical stripe on the facade of Finlandia hall matches perfectly with the tower of the National Museum!

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