Head here to see snaps and a few a laugh details from our flight over and a “get-to-understand-Helsinki” walking excursion. We’ve moved alongside to the Lahti vicinity now, but have a few Helsinki museum spots to percentage.
Amos Rex Art Museum
Helsinki’s Amos Rex artwork museum occupies the web page of a former bus station and has a popular public square up top and a sunken gallery below.
To provide you with an idea of the sort of artwork the curators are interesting the town with, right here’s an picture of a cacophony of reclaimed chairs flowing over the roof of the building that’s one a part of a site-specific piece titled The Nest, by way of Japanese present day artist Tadashi Kawamata.
Finnish Museum of Natural History
Our museum group loves natural history museums, so we made sure to go to the Finnish Museum of Natural History, which has 5 everlasting exhibitions, such as Finnish Nature, World Nature, and The Story of the Bones.
We had been overjoyed to identify an extraordinary two-headed calf on display in addition to skeletons and specimens galore.
And, sure, we like that we can inform human beings we can now fly at once from Seattle to HEL(L).
Flights to SEA to HEL now operate 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the use of an Airbus A330.
Here are some extra snaps from the gate birthday celebration on June 1, some of the inflight services, and a few places we visited early in our Helsinki visit.
Thanks to Finnair for taking us alongside.
Souvenirs from the inaugural flight include cookies and luggage tags. For a few passengers we met inside the gate region earlier than the flight, those had been the most effective clues that they'd booked seats on new carrier from SEA.
Combined with the champagne or blueberry juice welcome drink and the Marimekko amenity kit for commercial enterprise elegance passengers, this turned into a totally festive welcome.
SEA airport sent off this inaugural flight with congratulatory desserts for the group, which they generously shared with passengers.
We’ll have more time to discover the airport on our way home but we are endorsed to see bright spaces and paintings greeting passengers on arrival at the recently-upgraded terminal.
Licorice in Finland
Salted licorice (salmiakki) is a famous treat in many Nordic nations and a ‘you adore it otherwise you hate it’ deal with for visitors from other countries. The StuckatTheAirport.com crew loves it. And we had been pleased to find a sweet save no longer a ways from our motel full of licorice types we’d never seen or tasted earlier than.
We’ll share more images over the next few days, however with charming courses from Visit Helsinki, a group of Seattle-vicinity newshounds has been roving across the city.
Temppeliaukio Church is, understandably, one of Helsinki’s most important visitor locations because this Lutheran Church turned into carved out of stable rock, lined with copper, and included with a UFO-like dome.
Helsinki’s valuable library – Oodi
Helsinki’s Central Library – Oodi – has books, of path. But this sprawling, welcoming space also serves as a community middle and aid palace with everything from an out of doors terrace and cafes, to paintings and meeting areas, recording studios with loaner gadgets, play regions for children, 3-D printing stations, stitching machines, and reputedly something you would possibly want to apply or attempt out.
We love the spiral staircase, a work of art decorated with masses of phrases describing the huge kind of users that the public advised the library should be committed to.
HELSINKI ART MUSEUM – HAM
The Helsinki Art Museum – HAM – is tough to miss with this massive seagull head outdoor. We’ve yet to make our manner inside the building. But because about 1/2 of the nine,000 works of artwork in HAM’s collection are positioned in public areas, we’re capable of enjoy the museum’s offerings as we stroll round metropolis.
We’ll be lower back with more sites and spottings from Helsinki the following day.
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