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

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.)