Helsinki Cathedral and Market Square as seen from the Sea

Helsinki Cathedral and Market Square as seen from the Sea

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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Helsinki: Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square

Helsinki: Uspenski Cathedral and Market Square

I took this photo when we were taking a boat from the market square to the islands around Helsinki. In the foreground you see the lively central Market Square – in the background the impressive Uspenski Cathedral. On the right side the iconic Stora Enso building by Alvar Aalto form 1962, also known as “The Sugar Cube” because of its exterior made of pure white Carrara marble.

Helsinki Uspenski Cathedral – close-up from the backside

Helsinki Uspenski Cathedral – close-up from the backside

A close-up photo of the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Uusimaa. The photo was taken from the backside of the Cathedral – either from Pormestarinrinne or Rahapajankatu. (Now that I’m trying to figure out what street it actually was I have to learn that it’s hard to tell, because they basically meet right behind the Cathedral.)

Hazy Bell Tower

Hazy Bell Tower

The bell tower of Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte on a foggy but sunny day in February. The photo is taken from Swinemünder Strasse near Arkonaplatz. The trees in Swinemünder Strasse have no leafs yet – of course – it’s February. But sunny. And nice.

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Sunset at Zionskirche Berlin Mitte

Sunset at Zionskirche Berlin Mitte

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A view on the church Zionskirche in Berlin Mitte.

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Berlin City West – Hardenbergstrasse view to Gedächtniskirche

Berlin City West – Hardenbergstrasse view to Gedächtniskirche

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View to Gedächtniskirche on a rainy day.

Zions­kirche Church in Mitte

Zions­kirche Church in Mitte

Around sunset – view from Kastanienallee / Zionskirchstrasse to the church Zions­kirche in Mitte. The silhouette looks great against the yellow, orange and blue skies – the sunset almost looks as if the skies were on fire.

French Cathedral / Französischer Dom

French Cathedral / Französischer Dom

A HDR image of the French Cathedral at Gendarmenmarkt as seen from its backside on a sunny day.

In German the French Cathedral is called Französischer Dom – the term is German for “French Cathedral”, but in this case (as also in the case of the Berlin Dome and the German Dome) the term refers to the French word for English “dome” and not to a cathedral. Neither church on Gendarmenmarkt was ever the church of a bishop.