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Rock Church Ceiling

Rock Church Ceiling

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Of all the port cities I visited on the Cruise, Helsinki is the one that I would be most likely to return to. Β It seemed to be the right size, have a lot of charm, and was definitely photo friendly.

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  1. Go North North/East of Helsinki and you’ll discover stunning architecture (wood building/construction) and workshops with real Scandinavian Design furniture, kitchen utensils etc. There is an organization representing the wood industry in Helsinki and I’m pretty sure they will show you the way. Well… they did it for me in 1999! πŸ˜‰

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    August 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

  2. girl inte middle are hot with great smile. ❀

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    August 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

  3. These are all very good pics!

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    August 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

  4. Loved the Bridge of Love photo.Beautiful colours and a lovely smile of the bean seller 1 perfectly captured.

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    August 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

  5. reijosfood

    Welcome back to Helsinki!

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    August 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    • Thank you, but it was my first visit to beautiful Helsinki.

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      August 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      • reijosfood

        So I understood, meant welcome back again.

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        August 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  6. Now there’s an artistic Bridge of Love concept that would appeal to narrow-minded elected officials in Kentucky. Both are lovely photos. They illustrate how beauty can be displayed and shared. Alas…

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    August 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    • Eric, I am sure you have some real winners in office in Kentucky. We have our share, especially Rick Perry.

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      August 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      • I don’t live in KY but just recently read how they are making it a crime for people to attach love locks to a specific bridge. Seem to be of the Rick Perry ilk. I truly enjoy your shares.

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        August 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm

        • Eric, state legislatures are full of idiots.

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          August 15, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  7. I really like your pictures! Nice to hear Helsinki would be the town where you would go back to (as it’s basically where I come from).

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    August 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  8. Cathedral is my top pic this time. Luv it.

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    August 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    • Thank you Mart, there were lots of steps to climb to get up there.

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      August 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  9. Looks like Helsinki put on some nice warm weather for you.

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    August 16, 2013 at 5:47 am

  10. Can’t resist mentioning that you’ve covered Belize and Helsinki in a short period of time. A) Some of my travel spots πŸ™‚ B) How do you get your motorcycle across the ocean?

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    August 16, 2013 at 7:06 am

    • The motorcycle is my alter ego, I don’t have one now, but did for while.

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      August 16, 2013 at 7:27 am

  11. Nice pictures from my hubby’s birth city! I haven’t visited for a while but will in 2 weeks time. There is lots to see!

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    August 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

  12. kimetzel84

    One thing I have always wondered about The Bridge of Love. If you get a divorce, do you have to go back to the bridge and take your lock down? Just wondering! And I love your photo of the cathedral on the cliff. Did you get to go inside?

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    August 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

    • I did go into the cathedral, it’s nice but not spectacular. As for the locks, I suppose some get taken down if they have the keys, difficult otherwise.

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      August 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

  13. Ooooo….very nice. I’m Finnish and love Helsinki.

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    August 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    • I really liked Helsinki too.

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      August 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      • On suuri kaupunki.

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        August 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm

        • Beats me, must be Finnish.

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          August 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

        • Yes, it is. It says, “It is a great city.”

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          August 19, 2013 at 12:58 am

  14. What a nice shot of Uspenski Cathedral and great photographs of Helsinki. Looks like a great place to visit.

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    August 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    • Thank you, it is a great place and I want to go back there.

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      August 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

  15. Great photos. My grandfather did a DNA test (Lithuanian background), and apparently Lithuanians are closely related to the Finns. Like the Rock Church Ceiling.

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    August 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

  16. Great photos of Helsinki, especially the Rock Church. I hope you go back soon.

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    September 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    • Thank you. There must have been 1,000 tourists crowding the rock church, so I did my usual thing and shoot where there are no people and probably at something nobody would think of. It is a most impressive place.

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      September 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  17. I really enjoy the variety of subjects. I live way out in the country and mostly shoot what I see day to day which is nature. I would like to practice candid shots of people. Do you ask first or try to take them w/out them knowing? I just feel so shy about it…your architecture shots are so interesting, love the way you compose them. Thanks for checking out my blog.

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    September 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    • Lissa, sometimes I ask and sometimes I do not. Most know they are being photographed even when I don’t ask because I try to be obvious. Thank you for your comment on the architectural shots. A pro photographer friend of mine thinks I am good in that area. I have no idea what it would be like to live way out in the country as I live way deep in the city.

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      September 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

  18. Pleased to hear you liked my old home town so much! Interesting shot choices re: Helsinki.
    Ps thx for visiting my blog.

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    January 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

  19. Did you manage to have a sauna and cool down in the lake?

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    April 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

    • Nope, I was there for only a few hours off a cruise ship. Of all the places visited on that trip, Helsinki is the one I would most like to return to.

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      April 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

  20. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    To view the gallery of 5 photos please navigate to the original post by clicking on the clock icon in the reader, or “View Original” if you see that link.

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    March 17, 2015 at 9:26 am

  21. I love Helsinki! I also went north to Hankasalmi, where I’ve got family! It was beautiful, easily one of my favorite trips

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    March 17, 2015 at 9:31 am

  22. Quite an interesting and diverse series, Ron :).

    Liked these images πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

  23. I”ve heard it is lovely! Thank you for the pics.

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    March 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  24. Roshan Clicks

    wonderful frame of ceiling

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    March 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

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