5 random scenes from Helsinki

Here’s some 5 random scenes from Helsinki. These photos have been taken with an unusual method, which will explain any distortion met.

The first image is a view over the city centre of Helsinki after sunset, when the horizon is still pinkish.

The second image is of the white Helsinki Cathedral, which is also located in the centre on the city. The Cathedral is the best known landmark of Helsinki.

The third image is from Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, which is the easternmost part of Helsinki. Aurinkoranta is one of the best beaches in the whole of Finland.

The fourth image is from a bridge above the busy street of Helsinginkatu. The bridge is only ment for passengers and bycicles.

The fifth scene is from the way to Kaivopuisto, which is a beautiful park almost in the centre of Helsinki. Kaivopuisto and its surroundings are the richest area in Helsinki.

View over Helsinki city centre
View over Helsinki city centre
Helsinki cathedral
Helsinki cathedral
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Bridge for bicycles and passengers over Helsinginkatu road
Bridge over Helsinginkatu
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

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Helsinki centre on Design Week 2018

Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview

Helsinki center has cheered up and become more lively after the recent opening of Amos Rex Art Museum there. This inspired me to take a walk in the center, especially since the weather was warm and sunny and Helsinki Design Week 2018 had started.

Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu
Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu
Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview
Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview

Keskuskatu, one of the streets in the very center of Helsinki has become a pleasant and stylish pedestrian street over the years. For the time being it also features a Helsinki Design Week 2018 -booth, from which event information is shared both for tourists and local passers-by.

A short walk in the center of Helsinki also stimulated the need for traveling abroad:

Keskuskatu with its tourists reminded me of any European metropolis, and even the helmet wearing passengers with the scooter, queuing in the traffic lights, resembled the streets of Rome.

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But when I went to Baana for the first time, the pedestrian/cycling street in the Helsinki center, I was truly fascinated after seeing them benches meant for only one person to sit.

I had admired that kind of benches earlier in Stockholm and wondered why we don’t have them in Helsinki. And now found out that all this time they might have existed by this pedestrian street, which has been easing the life of the cyclists as well in the Helsinki center since 2012.

Benches for one person by the Baana
Benches for one person by the Baana

Yes, I really walked through the promenade for the first time in 2018. And I must admit – it was a refreshing experience.

I liked it even more than the lovely bike / pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, as “hygge” as they might be, since in Helsinki the road was much more spacious and safer for its passengers.

Afternoon car jams were only humming somewhere far off in the upper air when I walked from Kamppi to Kiasma, the museum of contemporary art, towards Oodi, the new and magnificent library being built in Helsinki.

Baana in Helsinki centre
Baana, the road for bicycles and pedestrians in Helsinki centre

The capital of Finland is really changing for the better. It’s really worth for tourists to come and bloggers to blog.

Helsinki Design Week is a 13 year old annual event presenting Finnish design in Helsinki, and this year’s novelty is the Children’s Design Week. You can find the entire Helsinki Design Week 2018 -program at https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com.

Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland

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Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017

Indivue is active in the social media, both in English and in Finnish.

Here’s the Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017 –

The tweets were dealing with issues like Finland’s 100th year of Independence,

the Best sights in New Delhi, India, according to Indivue, photographs of India in colour,

Helsinki Matka2017 Travel Fair, straight flights in-between Goa and Helsinki, Goa beaches

in general and Bollywood movies.

 

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Beautiful beaches of Vuosaari

Vuosaari has got to be the most beautiful part of the capital of Finland, Helsinki, with its forests and beautiful beaches by the sea, where nature is very much alive and present.

You can get to Vuosaari easily by metro from the Helsinki centre, or even straight by ship from Germany. Have not yet tried that ship though, but it’s on my list.

Smaller boats will take you to Kaunissaari and Hakaniemi from Vuosaari during summertime, and nowadays even supping is also common there. It looks like a fun thing to do!

Picnic by the Vuosaari beach is a nice timepass on a sunny day during summertime and there’s also a few nice restaurants and cafes worth paying a visit.

In the video attached you can see few of them Vuosaari beaches during summer, with images and music by Indivue.

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and Indivue travel tips for Helsinki, Finland, in TripAdvisor!

 

Flight from Helsinki to Barcelona

Here’s a video which will take you from Helsinki to Barcelona by aeroplane.

Back in the end of September Barcelona was very sunny and warm, some 25 degrees.

See how the sceneries were up in the sky during the flight.

Video, images and music by INDIVUE.

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Art with a story

Now in Helsinki, Finland, you have an excellent chance to get unique art on your wall, because at the moment there in the groupartexhibition in Kaapelitehdas, Puristamo, is my drawing of Vanhankaupunginkoski, which is a beautiful place in Helsinki with river rapids running to the sea. Vanhankaupunginkoski is definitely worth seeing.

 

The exhibition in guestion is open in Kaapelitehdas until 18.9. and there’s also fabulous art ceramics exhibiting from Poland at the same time with Finnish art, until day after tomorrow. Very much recommendable.

Also in the same exhibition until Sunday is my painting, Anonymous, of which the image displayed is from.

Get yourself art with a story!

Find some Abstract Digital Paintings from earlier years of Indivue in the attached link.