On the eighth day we are off to Helsinki and this beautiful building is in Senate Square. It sits atop wide steps and overlooks the large square
There was an older man singing at the top of his voice as the tourists passed by and it was quite hot today
It was bustling with activity because there are four ships visiting Helsinki today and we all seem to be visiting the same places at the same time.
There are several houses that you can go inside and take photographs and we took full advantage of that opportunity.
Not quite the same as those in the palaces but necessary none the less.
The walls look as if they have columns but they are totally flat. The effect is created with paint and is very realistic
Then we stopped at the cafe in the centre and had a Cinnamon bun and some Finish coffee which was very nice and very welcome.
Heading back into the city we stopped at the monument to the composer Sibelius
Every one of the tubes is engraves and it is really very lovely as it glitters silver in the sunlight.
Many many people where there all taking their snap shots and it was a very warm day.
But a woman was sat on the top of it for a long time ... until somebody shouted to her to "Get off" ... which she did promptly
Then it was time to find the shuttle bus to take us back to the ship and get ready to sail away at 5.30pm
Tomorrow is a sea day and the chance to relax for the day. It has been a hectic few days ashore but we have some wonderful memories of the places we have seen.
The next stop is Germany and we are going on a tour around Rostock ... I hope you will join me
More tomorrow ...