Near the Västra Hamnen area you will not only find nice beaches “Ribersborgsstranden” (Ribersborg Beach) – also a reserved beach area for dogs – but also green. Thousands of square meters of nicely cut grass to sit on, have a picnic, spend time with friends and family. Or just go for a walk and enjoy the view to the baltic sea, the Öresund Bridge and the Malmö skyline – like for example – the Turning Torso.
Near Västra Hamnen you can find different marinas – or is it a marina? It looks more like a public parking for boats to me – but anyways… Boats. In the distance you can see the Öresund Bridge.
The picture is taken from the pedestrian bridge connecting Propellergatan
One day we took a boat from the Market Square to one of the islands around Helsinki and enjoyed this great view. Of course I took a couple of pictures. On this photo you see the Helsinki Cathedral, a.k.a. “The White Church” (Finnish: Helsingin tuomiokirkko, Suurkirkko; Swedish: Helsingfors domkyrka, Storkyrkan) and the central Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish, Salutorget in Swedish) as seen from the Sea.
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The Cruise Ship MS Deutschland in Helsinki. The ship is a high class Cruise Ship – sailing the seven seas. In Germany the Deutschland is very well known for its TV appearance in the TV series “Traumschiff” (Dream Ship / Ship of Dreams).
The Svartholma Sea Fortress as seen from the sea – from a Distance. And if you look closely you can see there is also the moon hanging above the fortress island.
A view to the ‘backside’ of the Svartholma Sea Fortress. In this photo you can see the fortress walls – and two boats parked near the main harbor of the island.
Another view from the Svartholma Sea Fortress – a Sailboat passing by.
View to the Baltic Sea from the Svartholma Sea Fortress.
Hanko is one of the few places in Finland where you can actually hang on a proper beach. In the center of this Panorama picture you can see parts of the Port of Hanko where rather large ships load and unload goods basically all day and all of the night.
So while people are working nearby basically 24/7 you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon starring at the open sea, watching ships come and go every now and then, maneuvering between the small islands you see near the Port of Hanko.
View to the open sea on a windy, almost stormy day. Hanko is basically a peninsular. This photo was taken on the west coast of the Hanko peninsular.
View from Brygga 1 – the bridge to Ribersborgs Kallbadhus, a historical wodden bath house and restaurant a.k.a. Kallis.