Monday, April 6, 2009

Botanical gardens

We have now walked past that National theatre building in the previous post through the left hand side little street.

View from behind the theatre allthough there's a newer and not so pretty office building just behind it, as you can see. On the left of the picture is a more traditional style of building. Through the gap you can see a bit of the Amos Andersen art gallery. The spire belongs to the Johannes church, which will be featured later on in this blog.

There's a walkway soon after that little street going alongside the railway tracks and passing the bay of Toolo. The railway tracks go right over the bay, which narrows down significantly on one point so that there's a bridge over that part.

Before reaching the bay there is the Botanical gardens building, housing all sorts of exotic species of plants.
The outside areas of these gardens have these days been badly ravished by ever increasing numbers of rabbits, not natural to our fauna, that have been let loose from rabbit farms and seem to be able to live and multiply in this kind of environment with plenty of shelter from the elements. People also feed them quite a lot. They are spreading to other nearby areas as well.


  1. Hi, I have scrolled down to see your other photos and I wanted to comment on all of them, but I still have so much to do(springcleaning)!!
    Your photos are excellent and Helsinki is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. After reading this, I just had to go back to your earlier posts — your buildings are all magnificent! Like Reader Wil, I wanted to comment on all of them, but I might be here the whole night. Thanks for such a great tour and I'm looking forward to the rest of the photos you took during your walk.

    I have to say, though, my favorites so far are the entrance to the railway station and the cathedral :)

  3. My mother used to take some seed from flowers growing in the Botanical garden, and I still have plants growing in mine that come from there - but not directly, of course. Your photos make me walk all over Helsinki again. At least until now.

  4. Beautiful shots, great buildings! I love Helsinki, looks very beautiful through your lens.
    Thanks for sharing.
    From Now and Then.

  5. Wonderfully composed, well-lit photographs! Very sharp and a pleasure to look at!

  6. Great photos and a lovely place to visit. I have also enjoyed reading the history of Helsinki in your sidebar and your choice of music is excellent. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. I'm really enjoying the photo tour...thanks so much for sharing!

    And rabbits can really become pests if they are released into an area where they have no natural predators. I seem to recall Australia having a big problem with them.

  8. Hienon Helsinki-blogin olet aloittanut.
    Oli pakko katsoa kaikki kuvat läpi:)

  9. The Botanical Gardens building is very impressive. It's too bad that the rabbits have decimated the outdoor gardens.

  10. I would never thought Helsinki & Poznań are so alike!

  11. That's a gorgeous place. Happy Easter, friend!


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