Posted by: danielfee | July 5, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 07-05-2012

Lutheran Cathedral – Helsinki, Finland

Sitting atop the stairs above the Senate Square in downtown Helsinki is the Lutheran Cathedral with its prominent green dome and the 12 apostles overlooking the city and harbor. The church was finished in 1854 and is typical of the architectural style for Protestant churches, being austere and unadorned  with emphasis on preaching from a prominent pulpit and music from the huge organ. In the center of Senate Square is a statue of the Russian Czar Alexander II. He wasn’t well liked in Russia, in fact he was assassinated, but he was liked by the Finns. That was because he gave Finland more autonomy in 1853 and never pushed “Russification” of Finland.

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  1. I would love to go to Finland! I’ve been to Norway and Iceland but that is it for that part of the world. I have Swedish heritage in my family blood being an Anderson so Sweden is also high on my list. Someday. So many places to see! If only it was possible!

  2. Czar Alexander freed the serfs, he should have been liked!

  3. I know so little about Finland I ought to be ashamed! Thanks for the pic and the information… off now to find out more!

  4. Great photo.


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