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Old August 13th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2009 HELSINKI Photo Series #2

58. I leave Hakaniemi Market and head towards the lake.

61. Round buildings are quite fascinating. Here's a big one with a few other shapes and a lot of bricks!

63. Next to it is a more modern version.

66. A serene home by the park and the water.

74. I notice a lot of this bedrock-like material on the surface around the city. Looks like an interesting geological profile.

75. Some interesting buildings line the streets north of Senate Square. The architecture seems to differ quite wildly across buildings.

87. I noticed the doors are usually quite large, like this one.

99. The number boxes are quite uniform and unique as well. They're easily spotted from the street.

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Old August 13th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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Cool. Architectural details nicely portrayed.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
87. I noticed the doors are usually quite large, like this one.

These days they're used to allow vehicle access to the inner courtyards, but some of those buildings pre-date cars so I'm not sure what the original intention was, horse carriages? The Helsinki Fire Brigade also has a special (really small) ladder vehicle that can fit through those doors.

Oh yeah and spot on about the large squares.
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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Why are those turtles everywhere in Helsinki?
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