Saturday, April 25, 2009

Main street and the Natural Science Museum


This is the main street in Helsinki called the Mannerheim Road just passed the Parliament Building. It's the longest street and other streets leading to very many different parts cross this one along the line. On the left is the Sokos department store and further along the oldest and most prestigous store called Stockman. On the left is the Forum shopping center in four levels. In the middle you see one of those trams mentioned previously aproaching. To the left from this point is the railway station and to the right is the new built in bus station and shopping complex Kamppi (which we'll come to a bit later). A corner of the modern art museum Kiasma is showing at the very right edge of the picture.


Before we look at Kamppi we'll explore a few other bits and pieces. This building is the Natural Science Museum where you can enjoy and learn about the origins of life all to the species belonging to the finnish flora and fauna. The statue outside the entrance is an elk (amer. moose).

19 comments:

  1. I love those building of Helsinki, huge and amazing. Thanks for the tour today.
    Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

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  2. It's interesting to see that you still have trams along your main street. Are they widely used?

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  3. Beautiful interesting building!

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  5. You have some remarkable buildings in Helsinki. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  6. Wonderful city and these are beautiful buildings. The Natural Science Museum would be a place I would love to visit.

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  7. Kanda knutar. Da jag senast vari Helsingfors promenerade jag genom hela min stad (alltsa utan tudigare fororter) for att fa se den en sista gang,men det var tydligen onodigt eftersom du gang efter gang visar mig det jag garna vill se.

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  8. It is great to learn about your city and to see all the interesting buildings. Contemporary and also old buildings with their immaculate workmanship. I have never known much about Finland, which is now remedied with your fine photo blog and information.

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  9. Impressive building! Great architecture!

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  10. Tarolino: My that is a busy area in your town.

    BTW: The fence in My World at the lake was from a persons home which was to the left of the photo. They have the red boat house that I have shown a couple of times.

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  11. Your country had a turbulent history! And the history of Helsinki is impressive. It's a very beautiful town by what you have shown us.Thanks for sharing and thanks also for your comment on my blog about lightning. It was expensive but I was insured and could buy everything back. Thanks! Have a great day!

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  12. Wonderful shots especially in that it shows me a place I may never see. Thank you so much for sharing these.

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  13. Interesting that you still have streetcars (trolleys or trams) in Helsinki. Toronto has them too!

    I love the architecture of the old building that houses the museum.

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  14. That still looks cold. But I'd love to visit on day --- in summer!

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  15. I love your blog. The pictures are so beautiful. I never knew that Helsinki was such a wonderful place! Thanks for showing it off so well. And thanks for visiting me!

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  16. I'm inlove in Helsinki.i just can't find the way to explain how beautiful is that city.I was there in autumn,it was raining every day but ..... it doesn't matter-maybe that is a better way to feel the real charm of the people who live there and the beautiful neorealistic massive buildings.

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  18. I always enjoy a walk around the museum, all the historical value makes me feed my knowledge and i feel that i grow up like a person. I like to try what i want to prove. this is when i buy viagra for my husband. whenever i have a doubt, i mus to satisfy my curiosity.

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