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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Helsinki Seascapes

One of my most favorite parts of the day is walking at the seaside in the early morning or around sunset.  It actually feels more like living on a huge lake than a sea, because we're sheltered from the wind by the gulf and surrounding islands. In fact, Finland has 179,584 islands -- the most of any country in the world.  There are also 187,888 lakes.  I'm more than content with the mere 10 islands I can spot from the lookout at Kaivopuisto.

Seagull sunning atop a lamp post

During my first day in Helsinki, I saw the last signs of this year's exceptionally long winter 

Looking at one of the nearest islands

A little brick dock where I went to do yoga one morning
at sunrise. I was completely alone in the silence and the water was as
smooth as glass. 

Sunset over the gulf....around 9 pm
The view from Kaivopuisto park.  Quickly becoming one of my most favorite places on the planet.

From Kaivopuisto, looking north over the park and into the city

A very narrow stone staircase

Do you have any special requests for photos on a certain theme, or facts/stories about Finland that you want me to investigate this week? Don't hesitate to ask!  ShirahEden(at)gmail(dot)com


  1. You pictures are wonderful! And all those islands. Didn't know that about Finland. THanks for the education. BTW, spent the day with your mom and little brother in Salem. Ramn is so cute! I got a really good picture of him and Dennis Richardson and one of him in the doorway of the Governor's office. xo

  2. Hi Sue, my mom sent me the photos! It sounds like you all had fun! Thanks for your comments; I'm glad you enjoy the blog :)


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