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Helsinki Photo Diary

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Casual and unassumingly cool, the capital of Finland serves as a great pit stop to begin your Euro adventures, particularly if you’re looking for a glimpse in to Scandinavian life. With a heavy focus on old meets new, Helsinki has a strong design-focus in the present day, whilst managing to preserve and celebrate its architectural history that has stood the test of time.

Although once at the hands of the Swedes and later the Russian Empire, the Finnish capital retains its own identity with distinctively German architecture (the city was largely designed by Carl Engel). So with just 48 hours to snap happy my way around the city, here’s a complete photo diary of my time here!

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The cafe scene in Helsinki is slowly emerging and gaining popularity. Though not as progressed as other Scandinavian city, the few hipster haunts I did manage to find were really innovate and unique.

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Outdoor entertaining is seasonal at best, and visiting in Spring still meant 0 degrees much of the time! Hot chocolates are a must.

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Architecture in Helsinki.

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The cities’ attractions are mostly dominated by churches of different beliefs. Other than Helsinki Cathedral, be sure to check out Uspenski Cathedral and the “rock church”, a church quite literally built in to a rock!

 

Camera Information:

All images created with my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II

Lens #1: 12-40mm PRO

Lens #2: 25mm PRO

more of my photography tips here.

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11 Comments

  • spanishtoenglish01@gmail.com'
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    json formatter
    May 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Awww. Im so jealious!!!!

  • richard@manx.net'
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    Richard
    May 16, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I also want to go there now having seen your photos

  • Frockmeimfamous@gmail.com'
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    Hayley
    May 16, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Girl your pictures look stunning – looks like the most wonderful trip! <3

    Hayley xo

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    Roxanne Vitnell
    May 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Loving the look of the new 25mm PRO lens from Olympus!!! I would love to get my hands on that bad boy!!!!

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      Brooke Saward
      May 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      It has changed my photographic life so much! Well worth the investment – I’m finding it hard to ever want to change the lens :p

  • homebodyxwanderlust@gmail.com'
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    homebodywithwanderlust
    May 14, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Lovely pictures! Have you visited Korea Brooke? If not you should definitely visit soon!

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      Brooke Saward
      May 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      No but I am DYING to get there!!! I’ve heard so many great things!

  • dreamofadventures@gmail.com'
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    the adventurer
    May 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Beautiful photos =o) I have been wanting to go to Helsinki for a while =o) Love the idea of a Scandinavia trip =o)

  • nbene@rogers.com'
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    Tosh
    May 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Absolutely LOVING the photos! The Helsinki architecture is just stunning!! 🙂

  • elleetc@outlook.com'
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    Elle
    May 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I had never considered visiting Helsinki, but the pictures look promising!

  • juliette.elise.kopp@gmail.com'
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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    May 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    A always love scrolling through a photo diary, you can tell so much through the pictures! the buildings are just breathtaking in Helsinki, I can’t get over the grant architecture and interesting colors!

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