Thursday, April 2, 2009

The guard of the Guard and walking along

The house of the Main Guard always has a ... well a guard posted by the entrance. I admire these young men, who can stand there like statues for long periods at a time no matter what wheather it is, hot or cold. If it was me I think I would just start swaying back and forth after a while until I would topple over completely long before my duty was done. Not sure how frequently the changing of the guard takes place.

Passing the Main Guard house we turn towards the Senate Square through this bit of street running up from the seaside.

The Senate square houses, apart from the Helsinki cathedral, also other buildings of importanse but that is the post for tomorrow.


  1. That’s a beautiful place. Great pictures.
    From Now and Then.
    Mary Elizabeth.

  2. Forsta bilden ar vad jag sag under tjugo ar da jag tittade ut genom vara fonster - om inte femmans sparvagn var i vagen forstas.
    Och runt hornet av Alexanders- och Mariegatan har jag svangt otaliga ganger. Ner mot farjan som for ivag till on med djuren (Korkeasaari, Hogholmen). Hemsknutstoner. Det ar pa nagot satt underligt att se.

  3. Jag har haft musiken pa hela halva dagen. Skont med lite Sibelius emellanat.

  4. This picture reminds me of the guard at Buckingham Palace in London. I don't know how they do it either!

  5. Tämä sivu kannattaa vilkaista, jos vaikka
    sinne liittyisit! Mukavaa joukkoa siellä!
    Ja kuvasi kyllä olisivat hyvä Helsingin esittely!

  6. Ah the unmoveable guard :D

    Congratulations on your new city daily photo blog! Thanks for the info!

  7. Welcome to the cdp. These are fabulous images. Have fun.


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