Hotel Torni, Helsinki, Finland, designed by architects Jung & Jung in 1928 with 14 stories. The hotel served the needs of air defense during the 2nd World War; members of the Finnish women's paramilitary organization Lotta Svärd kept watch for enemy bombers. Immediately after the cessation of the war, Hotelli Torni served as the HQ of the Allied Control Commission monitoring Finnish compliance with the obligations of the Moscow Armistice. Known as a center of culinary excellence.

Hotel Torni, Helsinki, Finland, designed by architects Jung & Jung in 1928 with 14 stories. The hotel served the needs of air defense during the 2nd World War; members of the Finnish women's paramilitary organization Lotta Svärd kept watch for enemy bombers. Immediately after the cessation of the war, Hotelli Torni served as the HQ of the Allied Control Commission monitoring Finnish compliance with the obligations of the Moscow Armistice. Known as a center of culinary excellence.

The entrance to the metro station and the market hall at Hakaniemi

The entrance to the metro station and the market hall at Hakaniemi

#Töölö - an unlikely foodie destination in #Helsinki

#Töölö - an unlikely foodie destination in #Helsinki

Finland Fortress Helsinki. #finland #helsinki http://reversehomesickness.com/europe/places-visit-in-finland-helsinki/

Finland Fortress Helsinki. #finland #helsinki http://reversehomesickness.com/europe/places-visit-in-finland-helsinki/

Helsinki, Finland. On the left is main railway station.

Helsinki, Finland. On the left is main railway station.

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material - 'trasmattor'

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material - 'trasmattor'

Suomen kansallismuseo, National Museum, Helsinki. Arkkitehdit Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren ja Eliel Saarinen voittivat suunnittelukilpailun vuonna 1902 ja talo rakennettiin pääosin 1905-1910. Museo avattiin yleisölle 1916. Architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren ja Eliel Saarinen won the competition 1902 and the building was built 1905-1910. The museum was opened 1916.

Suomen kansallismuseo, National Museum, Helsinki. Arkkitehdit Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren ja Eliel Saarinen voittivat suunnittelukilpailun vuonna 1902 ja talo rakennettiin pääosin 1905-1910. Museo avattiin yleisölle 1916. Architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren ja Eliel Saarinen won the competition 1902 and the building was built 1905-1910. The museum was opened 1916.

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around 5pm in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden)

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around 5pm in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden)

Vuoristorata (a wooden roller coaster), Linnanmäki, Helsinki

Vuoristorata (a wooden roller coaster), Linnanmäki, Helsinki

Helsinki - Taneli Eskola - Email at info@rubicon3.co.uk. Rubicon 3 - SAIL . TRAIN . EXPLORE: Adventure Sailing www.rubicon3.co.uk

Helsinki - Taneli Eskola - Email at info@rubicon3.co.uk. Rubicon 3 - SAIL . TRAIN . EXPLORE: Adventure Sailing www.rubicon3.co.uk

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