Tag Archives: Scandinavia

View of Helsinki from Baltic Sea

Friday Photo – Helsinki

Sunday Photos – Norway

Photos from my January 2018 trip to Norway.

Bear Park Lake, Helsinki

A Few Days In Helsinki – Part Two

Continuing my short break in Helsinki………. Suomenlinna Islands This was the undoubted highlight of the weekend. Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland) is an inhabited sea fortress built on eight islands and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the Finnish War of 1808, Sweden surrendered the fortress that they had started building in 1748 to Russia, paving the way […]

Orthodox Cathedral, Helsinki

A Few Days in Helsinki – Part One

I recently had a work assignment that took me to the Finnish capital for a week, so naturally I tacked the weekend onto my trip with my sister Jackie joining me for a few days. Finnish History When you think of Finland today, you probably get thoughts of a peaceful nation with a fabulous economy […]

Wordless Wednesday – Baltic Ice-Breakers, Helsinki

Sunday Photo – Kallio District, Helsinki

Wordless Wednesday – Helsinki Commute

Sunday Photo – Tromsø City Library, Norway

Tromsø City Library The spectacular Tromsø City Library was opened in 2005. It is 3500 m2 in size and was designed by the Norwegian architect Kjell Beite . Despite its young age, the roof is actually constructed from the remains of a cinema that had been built in the 1960.

Friday Photos – Husky Pets, Abisko, Sweden

Sunday Photos – The Arctic Cathedral, Tromso, Norway