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.

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

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11 Comments

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    json formatter

    May 16, 2017

    Awww. Im so jealious!!!!

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    Richard

    May 16, 2017

    I also want to go there now having seen your photos

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    Hayley

    May 16, 2017

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

    Hayley xo

  4. Brooke Saward

    May 15, 2017

    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

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    Roxanne Vitnell

    May 15, 2017

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

  6. Brooke Saward

    May 14, 2017

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

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    homebodywithwanderlust

    May 14, 2017

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

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    the adventurer

    May 12, 2017

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

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    Tosh

    May 12, 2017

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

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    Elle

    May 12, 2017

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

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    Juliette | Namastay Traveling

    May 12, 2017

    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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