Zenfolio | Eric Bergan | Helsinki
We had only a brief afternoon in Helsinki. Our excursion was to take a boat tour around some of the Helsinki waterfront and islands, and the get off at Suomenlinna Fortress for a walking tour. The fortress was built to defend Helsinki, and was used first by Sweden, then by Russia, and finally by Finland. It only saw fighting twice, failing to defend itself in both cases. Now its a UNESCO site, and popular for summer outings. The afternoon got cut short by a rainstorm, so unfortunately we didn't get a chance to wander around the waterfront area.

Helsinki Waterfront

Helsinki Waterfront

Uspenski Cathedral and Marina

Uspenski Cathedral and Marina

Single House Island

Single House Island

Suomenlinna Fortress with Submarine

Suomenlinna Fortress with Submarine

Our Ship in Port

Our Ship in Port

Renovated Merchant House

Renovated Merchant House

Barracks

Barracks

Tunnel Through Fortress Wall

Tunnel Through Fortress Wall

Looking Through a Gun Port

Looking Through a Gun Port

Dry Dock

Dry Dock

Current Ship in Dry Dock

Current Ship in Dry Dock

Baltic Beach

Baltic Beach

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Finland
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