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Sibelius, Helsinki

Euro 2020 Match Day 11 – Belgium v Finland

The Belgians take on the Finns in their last group game which is taking place in St Petersburg Finland Composer Sibelius is perhaps Finland’s most famous non-sporting son (unless you know better?) and fittingly he has his own monument. It is sited in a public park (fittingly called Sibelius Park) in the north of Helsinki […]

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 […]