Yarn bombed steps......Granny Square afghans on the steps outside Helsinki's Cathedral, Finland.

The Big Picture photography competition: round 176

One of my places in Helsinki. So the cathedral + yarn bombed steps is extra special.Granny Square afghans on the steps outside Helsinki's Cathedral, Finland. Photo by Peter Morris.

Helsinki, Finland (by John C.)

Helsinki, Finland (by John C.) Raitio vaunut and the streets mom told me she had a hard time walking on as a teen in high heels --- I had a hard time walking in heels too in a Finland and that's recently!

Helsinki, Finland

16 Major World Cities, Ranked From Most To Least Honest Reporters at Readers Digest “lost” their wallets in cities around the world and kept track of how many of them were returned. The results might surprise you.

Nuuksio

Only an hour away from Helsinki downtown, Nuuksio National Park offers tranquility and lets one find his inner calm.

Nuuksio

Only an hour away from Helsinki downtown, Nuuksio National Park offers tranquility and lets one find his inner calm.

Helsinki Alppiruusupuisto / Rhododendron park in Haaga

Helsinki Alppiruusupuisto / Rhododendron park in Haaga

Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. Situated on a group of islands off Helsinki, Suomenlinna was built during the Swedish era as a maritime fortress and a base for the Archipelago Fleet. Work on the fortress was begun in the mid-18th century. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions. Suomenlinna is also a district of the city of Helsinki, with a permanent population of more than 800.

Last Friday I was an invited speaker at seminar that the History Dept.

Pohjoisranta, Helsinki

Pohjoisranta, Helsinki

Nuuksio, Espoo

Nuuksio, Espoo

A catedral de Helsinque

A catedral de Helsinque

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