Monday, 13 February 2012

Helsinki Pub Tram Spårakoff

Spårakoff is a HM V type tram converted into a bar in Helsinki, Finland. Known as the pub tram, the bright red vehicle does circular tours of Helsinki picking up passengers for an additional fee during summer months.
Claimed to be the only one of its kind in the world, the pub tram is immediately distinguishable in the Helsinki traffic by its vivid red colour and PUB destination board. Normal trams operated on the Helsinki tram network by Helsinki City Transport are green and cream. A tour ("pub crawl") takes approximately 40 minutes, travelling around the streets of Helsinki while its passengers enjoy their drinks.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Cathedral in Helsinki

 Evangelical Lutheran cathedral seen from the Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland
Credit to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Varcos/photogallery

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A little about Helsinki

By Photograph by Mikko PaananenModified by -Majestic- and Ilmari Karonen (Self-published work by Mikko Paananen)

Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 588,941 (31 January 2011),[3] making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is located some 400 kilometres (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of St. Petersburg, Russia and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia. Helsinki has close historical connections with these three cities.