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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2009 HELSINKI Photo Series #4

163. Helsinki is a fairly laid-back place. With water surrounding the city, there was an air of serenity, and walking along the waterfront on a cool sunny day was absolutely amazing. Continuing along in Katajanokka ...





165. I wonder how big these apartments are and how much they cost?



166. The icebreakers are home for the off-season. Too bad I couldn't get much closer.

















174. As I rounded the corner, I noticed many more modern, but ugly, functional buildings. It was a residential area for the middle class I believe.











179. My map showed the water's edge nearby. With very little battery power left, I snapped this last picture before it went out cold.



Katajanokka is a nice mix of beautiful old buildings and functional architecture. A good neighbourhood needs a mix of all classes.

One of the days was dark, gloomy, and rainy. I decided to brave the cold and went to Suomenlinna without an umbrella. I had one at the hotel, but I was just too lazy to walk back from Senate Square to get it. I paid the price. I thought I'd catch a cold and have it bother me on the flight back to Hong Kong. Luckily, I did a sauna at the end of the day to get the impurities and bugs out of me.

180. The 2-euro guidebook I picked up at the tourism office had a number of sites listed for this island. This is the first one.



181. Perhaps it was because of the weather, but the island looked quite deserted.

















189. There wasn't too much to see along the walk.



190. This could be anywhere in America.













196. There were a number of these walls, and some teenagers had set up shop inside to enjoy the rainy day.

















204. Had it been sunny, Helsinki's skyline would have been fully visible.

















Part 1 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=933634
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Part 3 : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=936972
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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Katajanokka's full of nice Jugend buildings.

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165. I wonder how big these apartments are and how much they cost?

http://www.globalphotos.org/helsinki...5/IMG_5332.jpg
In the building to the left there's a 111 m² (1200 sq feet) apartment for sale for €700,000 (approx $1,000,000).
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Old August 27th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #3
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And this thread about Helsinki its indeed amazing
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