Midsummer in Helsinki
The Landmarks of Helsinki
Because during the Midsummer weekend the city it not so populate, there was a good chance for me to take nice photos of the main landmarks. The cityscape is dominated by the Helsinki Cathedral, built in the neoclassical style. In front of the cathedral there is a nice square.
The Way to Suomenlinna
One of the nice places to spend Midsummer is Suomenlinna. Suomenlinna is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands. So I took the boat to visit it. I slowly left Helsinki behind and on the way I took photos of some small, picturesque islands.
If you love nature, you'll love Suomenlinna. It's part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage List together with the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon. The fortress here served in the defense of three countries: Sweden, Russia and Finland.
The Longest Day
On the midsummer day, the sun almost doesn't set. I had to wait until 1AM to take some night shoots of the Helsinki Cathedral. And even that late, it wasn't perfectly dark.