Panorama: Helsinki, Finland and Vuosaari

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Today’s panorama is from Helsinki, Finland.
The sea view is captured on a sunny summer day in Vuosaari’s Uutela.

Uutela is a beautiful and prestigious outdoor area that offers the much needed greenery for those living in a city in a concrete jungle.
In addition to the jogging paths in the middle of a beautiful nature, there are also 2 grilling huts in Uutela.

Watch a video of Uutela’s sea landscape here.

Discover more about Helsinki here
and find Helsinki blogging in Finnish at indivue.fi.

You can find more travel tips for Helsinki here: http://bit.ly/HelsinkiTrip

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Seaview from Uutela

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Travel Opus to Europe

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Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

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European cities

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

Amsterdam in 1 minute (video)

Art and travel tips for Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Fin

Art and travel tips for Barcelona

Barcelona in Fin

Art and travel tips for Berlin

Berlin triptips and travel experiences

Hotel experience from Berlin

People and street life of Berlin

Video: Best of Berlin sights

Berlin in Fin

Art and travel tips for Copenhagen

Tivoli in Copenhagen

Video: Best of Copenhagen

Copenhagen in Fin

Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki

Beaches of Vuosaari

Helsinki metrostations

Helsinki centre in summertime

Oodi in Helsinki

Seurasaari, island in Helsinki

Wintertime in Helsinki

Helsinki in Fin

Art and travel tips for Oslo

Oslo in videos

Video: Best sights in Oslo

Oslo in Fin

The best sights, hotels and restaurants in Paris

Paris in 1 minute (video)

Video: Best sights in Paris

Video: Tribute to Notre Dame

Video: Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower

Paris in Fin

Art and travel tips for Rome

Rome in Fin

Restaurant experience in Stockholm

Stockholm in Fin

Vatican in Fin


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

Videos from Europe

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Travel Opus to Europe
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5 reasons to see and experience Oodi in Helsinki, Finland

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Do you fancy drinking tea in a terrace in Helsinki during summertime? Maybe with a random book or magazine? Oodi is making that possible, since the new three-story library building is opening this week in the centre of Helsinki, and it will be having a very big and fancy cafeteria with a terrace on its third floor.

Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi
Book heaven on the third floor of Oodi

Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library
Ball chairs in Bookheaven on the third floor of Oodi library

Book heaven, view from the Fazer café
Book heaven, view from the Fazer café

Oodi library is the 100th year birthday gift from Finland and its capital Helsinki to its citizens. It took 3 years to build it. This week Oodi will open its doors for the audience and from then on it will be one of the most important sights of Helsinki and the whole of Finland. The view from the 3rd floor of Oodi will most certainly charm you, whether you’re inside or outside the library. In addition there is a lot one can do in this three-story library building.

Not knowing anything more about those 100000 books and magazines Oodi will be having, here’s still 5 more reasons to see and experience Oodi. It will be open seven days a week starting 5.12.2018 –

5 reasons to visit Oodi in Helsinki

1. Oodi will give anyone a free chance to experience clean and beautiful design. The impact will surely be healthy and uplifting for the mind.

2. From the balcony on the third floor one can admire sunsets during summertime. There will be no skyscrapers blocking the sun all though it is in the centre of Helsinki.

3. Oodi is not only a library but a cultural centre. In addition to traditional libraryservices you will also find a cafeteria, restaurant, movie theatre, a playpark for kids, etc. Movie theatre Kino Regina will open in January 2019.

4. On the second floor of Oodi there will be workspaces of various kind in handicrafts as well as digital works. There will also be soundproof rooms for study or work, and for playing music. This second floor will be fully open in 2019.

5. Oodi promotes lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy and freedom of expression.

In addition to this, the third-floor ball chairs offer a great opportunity to read blogs in your own privacy with your own smartphone!

Find more information on Oodi’s website

The video below reveals more beautiful details about Oodi’s architecture and decorative details –

Photographs by Noora Saarinen

Find this article in Finnish at indivue.fi

Read more about Helsinki here!

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

Read more about Helsinki here.

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Helsinki Book Fair 2018

In the Helsinki Book Fair stages like Waltari and Eino Leino, which were named after the famous Finnish authors, are now a thing of the past. This year 2018 the Book Fair introduced us various stages for authors and other performers having names according to the actual neighborhoods of Helsinki.

Here below you can see the neighborhoods from the Helsinki Book Fair 2018. The event will still be happening today Sunday 28.10.2018 in the Fair Centre in Pasila. The theme country of this year is the United States of America, with authors like Jennifer Clement, Patricia Lockwood and Cecilia Samartin visiting the Book Fair in Helsinki.

After the Book Fair, the life of these participating stages will continue also in Twitter – open the links below to read more about them:

Find Helsinki also in Travel Opus to Europe.

Read this article about Helsinki Book Fair in Finnish here.

Helsinki Book Fair 2018
Helsinki Book Fair 2018

Digital graphics inspired by Helsinki exhibiting now

New digital graphics, inspired by Helsinki and other cities, exhibiting now in Instagram – follow it up here: https://www.instagram.com/noora_saarinen

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

Find more blogging related to Helsinki here

and read about Helsinki also in Finnish .

Amos Rex art museum opened in Helsinki

New art museum, Amos Rex, opened in Helsinki this week, on 30.8.2018. The museum is located under ground and in the inner yard of the Lasipalatsi building right in the centre of Helsinki.

Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018
Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018

Inside the museum the architecture combines 60’s design with futuristic vibes nicely, and allthough it is an underground museum, the museum windows will reach on the ground to the inner yard of Lasipalatsi.

Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum
Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum

The first exhibition in Amos Rex is called Massless by teamLab, and it is really a good example of where the digital art has reached today. Definitely worth seeing. Massless will be there till the beginning of January 2019.

Here’s the INDIVUE video from the opening day of Amos Rex -museum in 30.8.2018. The video will show more pics about the interior of Amos Rex -museum together with the teamLab’s art exhibition.

Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day
Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day

Nowadays the inner yard of Lasipalatsi makes a very nice background for the photos of tourists visiting Helsinki.

See more underground art and travel tips for Helsinki here!

And did you know that the first ever picture Indivue tweeted in Twitter was actually from Helsinki and from the Lasipalatsi inner yard in May 2013 – and 5 years later (and 800 tweeted INDIVUE images later) they had built this massive Amos Rex art museum right over there. See the tweet below and follow Indivue for more travel and art to come!