Helsinki, Finland - Share your photos of the World Design Capital

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  1. Mrs. Gargoyle
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    Helsinki has been named the World Design Capital for 2010. A fascinating and diverse city full of art deco granite buildings, Nepalese restaurants (we spotted at least five of them) and an international flair.

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    We saw a lot of owls in HEL
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    Thanks for the lovely photographs Mrs Gargoyle:)
     
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    Thanks for the pics Mrs G. I especially like the last one here with the tram. I am always taking transportation pics when I travel.
     
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    Agreed. I shot a picture of that street around the same time, but mine was ordinary; her timing was way better. She has a great eye. The little girl holding her hand out really makes the shot.
     
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    Great photos, Mr & Mrs G!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! :)
     
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    I was in Helsinki several years ago just before summer solstice- the weather was unpredictable, but when the rain was away the light was fun.

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    Baltic Sea after 10p

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    11:16pm (handheld no less)

    And I always enjoy signs in other countries- for example, why so negative towards terriers?
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    Thanks everyone! I hope lots of you also post photos from your travels or your home town. :)
     
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    A few of mine

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    Havis Amanda at the Harbour

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    Restaurant Kappeli
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    Guard in front of the presidental palace
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    At the Seurasaari Open Air Museum
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    The Lutheran Cathedral at the Lasershow 2009
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    a typical famous Dinner: Poro Steak (Reindeer)
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    "White night" - a night of the midnight sun on countryside
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    What's with the (blurry) "talk to the hand" sign?
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    Bird manning the coastal defenses
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    Common ancestor of all Finns
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    Sorry but this is the right bear of Suomi... :)

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