The two-headed eagle had it's beginnings in earliest times. Since the middle ages it has been used as a symbol by many governments.
Sailing into Helsinki, we passed many stunning small islands.
Fun photography from our staterooms.
Famous composer Jean Sibelius' (1865-1957) monument by Eila Hiltunen is located in Sibelius Park. The Monument, resembling organ pipes, is made of welded steel with the bust of the composer on one side.
Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki's most popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. It is the site for many concerts as the acustics are superb.
The church is huge and the impressive copper dome dominates the space.
Near the alter of the Rock Church.
The organ with 43 pipe-registers is placed inside the church.
Summer tourist flock to Senate Square and the Helsinki Cathedral.
Senate Square has four main buildings: Helsinki Cathedral, University of Helsinki, the Government Palace and the National Library of Finland.
Our traveling companions about to embark on a walking tour of Helsinki.
Entertainers and visitors share the park near the outdoor waterfront market.
People dress up and look like statues in the parks. Very interesting to see them.
Helsinki's famous open air market on the waterfront. Huge array of food, produce, and other merchandise are available. Fishermen dock on the waterfront edge to the market and sell their fish right off the boats.
Sunny loves the fur hats!
They have an amazing system of bike rental. You can rent a bike in one location and return it to another location and the billing and tracking is all done automatically.