My new job with Nokia requires that I go to Finland for work to the headquarters. My first trip was in late September and since I have never been there before, I stayed an extra day to see the city.
It was actually gorgeous weather the Saturday I was out and about.. so everyone in the city seemed to be out as well. They have a lot of shopping centers and it seems that shopping, along with coffee, chocolate and ice cream are a national pastime. I went to the fish market and then out to an island fortress called Soumenlinaa. Soumenlinna Official Website
Here are the pictures from the trip..
|Signs were funny! But about 400 people live on the island year round|
|Inside the wall|
|Tunnel through the wall|
|Cannons still there!|
|View from on top of the walls|
|Finnish flag flying on the top of the fortress|
|Beach Area - this was used as a picnic spot for centuries by the Finns|
|Hundreds of names and initials are carved in the rocks|
|this was from 1830|
|Building on the island|
|View back to the Helsinki harbor|