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.


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

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

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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.

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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!

Bird photography in Seurasaari island, Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is well-known as a clean and uncrowded city with a close distance to the sea and nature.

Seurasaari is one of Helsinki’s islands offering lots of natural beauty especially during summertime. For a birdwatcher and a naturelover it is a pearl, within a short bus trip from the center of Helsinki. Seurasaari is a free experience except during Midsummer festivals in June.

Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland

Here’s an INDIVUE video of the birds in Seurasaari – enjoy the video attached.

This video from Seurasaari is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Europe. Read more about Helsinki there.

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Seagull in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki seagull
Hail in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki hail

Ordinary summer day in the Helsinki centre (video)

In the beginning of this week Helsinki was in the limelight for a short moment. Helsinki, the capital of the most happiest country in the world, like many studies say.

Well, here’s a video about the ordinary summer day in the areas familiar to tourists in the centre of Helsinki, Finland.

Photos by Indivue.

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Helsinki centre, Esplanadi park and Kauppatori in summer 2018

American president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin are coming to Helsinki, Finland, to have a meeting tomorrow Monday in the Finnish President’s Sauli Niinistö’s castle. The traffic in the famous tourist areas like Esplanadi park and Market square, Kauppatori, in the centre of Helsinki will be blocked, so I went already beforehand to check, what does the summer look like in Helsinki centre in mid July 2018.

Weather was sunny and warm, temperature near the heat limit 25C. See more in the photos attached –  Helsinki centre and Esplanadi Park, Market Square, Allas Sea Pool, President’s Castle and Pohjoisesplanadi street in summer 2018.

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Helsinkitweets on Twitter (video)

Artist travelled in Helsinki, Finland, and this is what she tweeted –

Indivue’s chosen Helsinki related tweets now in just one minute!

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The most beautiful neighbourhood in Finland – Vuosaari, by the sea (video preview)

I mentioned about Vuosaari in Helsinki, Finland, one year back, praising its beautiful beaches with photographs.

This year, 2017, the Finnish people have chosen Vuosaari to be the most beautiful neighbourhood in the 100 year old Finland.

Certainly worth visiting, especially in the summertime. Read more about the summertime attractions in Vuosaari, Helsinki, here.




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