Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 20, 2011

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Helsinki photos / fotos.

In English:

Helsinki market square is the first place what cruise tourist see when arriving to Helsinki. Prices of tourist articles are high, but within few hundred meters prices are become cheaper. The market square for the citizens of Helsinki is meeting point and excellent place for shopping.

Within the range of one or two kilometers’ range Helsinki is offering some its most interesting and historical sites. My photos are from 2006.

En español:

Plaza del mercado de Helsinki es el primer lugar lo que turistas de cruceros vean al llegar a Helsinki. Los precios de los artículos turísticos son altos, pero los precios dentro de unos cientos de metros son más baratos. La plaza del mercado es para los ciudadanos de Helsinki el lugar de encuentro y un lugar excelente para hacer compras.

Dentro del rango de uno o dos kilómetros’ rango, Helsinki está ofreciendo algunos de sus sitios más interesantes e históricos. Fotos del año 2006.
En francais:

Place du marché d’Helsinki est le premier endroit que les visiteurs voient en arrivant sur les bateaux de croisière à Helsinki. Les prix des produits touristiques sont élevés, mais les prix à quelques centaines de mètres sont moins chers. Place du Marché est pour les citoyens d’Helsinki, le lieu de rencontre et un excellent endroit pour faire shoppings.

Dans le rayon de un à deux kilomètres , Helsinki offre quelques ses sites les plus intéressants et historiques. Photos de l’an 2006.

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

Market square / Plaza del mercado / Place du marché

38 Comments »

  1. That must be a fantastic place to visit… There is so much going on there ! Shopping paradise😉
    Have a lovely weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — November 20, 2011 @ 12:20 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      Thank You. I think that is a cross-section what the Finns are selling in Finland.🙂

      Happy Sunday to You.

      Comment by sartenada — November 20, 2011 @ 12:35 | Reply

  2. Matti, this is a great place to go – how often is it open – every day?
    Here we do not have such markets with so many different things to buy. In many towns we have markets – with vegetables mostly.

    Comment by truels — November 20, 2011 @ 13:41 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Thank You. It is open year around, but during hard winter there are not so many sellers which is very understandable. My mother-in-law sold a variety of floral products for many years on this market and her feet nearly froze because the cobblestones are ice-cold in the winter.

      Have a happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 20, 2011 @ 13:56 | Reply

  3. I love all the colors! Such a beautiful day. I love the winter clothes and shoppers dressed in shorts.🙂

    Comment by travelwithlaughter — November 20, 2011 @ 18:04 | Reply

    • Hello Travelwithlaughter.

      I am very glad that You found something which pleased to You. Thank You.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 08:51 | Reply

  4. Wow, I could spend all of my money there and really enjoy doing it, especially in the shop in photo #8!

    Comment by montucky — November 20, 2011 @ 19:07 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      Thank You. Great finding, indeed. The time to use pullovers is coming here soon.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 08:54 | Reply

  5. The market looks like a lot of fun. I bet I could spend all day shopping and eating there.🙂

    Comment by alskamom — November 20, 2011 @ 19:08 | Reply

    • Hello Alskamom.

      So nice, thank You. What You say is nearly valid for me too. There many “wonders” to be seen in my eyes also. Every time when visiting there I feel that “I am like Alice in Wonderland”.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 08:58 | Reply

  6. That’s a lovely market!
    Reindeer sausages look yummy!
    I have had venison before – I absolutely love it.

    But I have not tried reindeer meat before…
    Maybe I should make a trip to Suomi.

    Comment by London Caller — November 20, 2011 @ 21:17 | Reply

    • Hi London Caller.

      Thank You commenting. Here in “Suomi” wild game cooking is very general in our restaurants. Reindeer meat is expensive. It is understandable, because they are bread far in the North, in Lapland as we call our country beyond the Arctic Circle. In my series telling from our summer holiday which I’ll start in the beginning of next year, I have good photos from reindeers eating among motorcycles for example.

      Happy Monday to You.
      .

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 09:06 | Reply

  7. Beautiful photos! It is the same here … the places where the tourists shop have the highest prices 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — November 21, 2011 @ 03:51 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      Thank You. Well, it is a pity that in places like these, prices are in “heaven”. Tourists get a wrong image. The fact is that our prices are high, but if one is walking few hundred meters / yards away, prices start to come down. The phenomenon is worldwide known and it is good to know it.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 09:12 | Reply

  8. its like a story…felt like I was actually walking though that place. great captures

    Comment by ashkitty — November 21, 2011 @ 11:51 | Reply

    • Hello Ashkitty.

      Thank You. I am glad that You felt it in that way when looking at my series of photos.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 12:04 | Reply

  9. That’s where my mother used to do her shopping – eggs, vegetables, fish and so on.

    Comment by hpy — November 21, 2011 @ 14:05 | Reply

    • Hi Hpy.

      Thank You for Your memories. That is true that on this market one can buy fresh farm products in addition to great selection of fishes. I especially remember potatoes from Loppi.

      Have a wonderful Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 21, 2011 @ 14:20 | Reply

  10. Even if the prices are high, I think it would be wonderful to visit Helsinki and this square. Thanks for taking us there. Your photos are wonderful.

    Comment by George — November 22, 2011 @ 05:35 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You for Your opinion and comment.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 22, 2011 @ 07:54 | Reply

  11. Qué buen día para hacer compras! Ahí se consigue de todo. Me gusta la variedad de artículos y los materiales, igual que las camisetas de Finlandia con gatos. Muy lindo lugar para salir a divertirse y comer un rato en un soleadito día.

    Comment by Consuelo Quesada — November 22, 2011 @ 21:18 | Reply

    • Hola Consuelo.

      ¡Qué alegría recibir tu comentario tan hermosa! Estoy muy contento de que hayas disfrutado tu visita en este mercado a través de mis fotos.

      ¡Que tengas un buen dia, amiga mía!

      Comment by sartenada — November 23, 2011 @ 08:32 | Reply

  12. Looks like a very enjoyable place to visit…I was trying to figure out what the baskets in photo 13 are made of. Is it some kind of bark?

    Comment by kateri — November 23, 2011 @ 03:59 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      Oh, thank You. I am very glad that You noticed things made from Birch bark! My late father made many nice things from birch bark. Being a shoemaker, he made also many shoes from this material. It is a pity that my late father’s house was burnt by lightning in the seventies. So also at same time my memories from my childhood went up in the smoke.

      Those bark shoes are very popular souvenirs from Finland. Maybe they can be compared with clogs from Holland.

      Happy Wednesday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 23, 2011 @ 08:43 | Reply

  13. Beautiful colorful images. Thank you for taking me to Finland! I looked back at my blog and saw a comment from you last year, I must have missed it, I’m so glad I found your blog again.

    Comment by Martina — November 23, 2011 @ 08:35 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I think that my blog is revealing my quite unknown country for many visitors. To me it is a great joy to do this blog, because now when being retired I have more time to explore my own country. My career in the airline made me travel a lot and now it is time for my own country Finland.🙂

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by sartenada — November 23, 2011 @ 08:58 | Reply

  14. The market square is so full of life. I’d love to be walking there on a clear summer day, seeing so many things that would be new to me.

    Comment by harpingjanet — November 23, 2011 @ 23:51 | Reply

    • Hi Harpingjanet.

      How nice that You visited my site and left so lovely comment. Thank You. Tomorrow (Friday), I’ll publish a post from my Seaside walk in Helsinki showing all that I saw.

      Have wonderful Day!

      Comment by sartenada — November 24, 2011 @ 10:29 | Reply

  15. Muy buenas fotografías, muy interesante tu post. Allí en unas de las fotografías te observe con una blusa de Chile, tu eres de Chile?
    Saludos
    Cruz del Sur

    Comment by 1cruzdelsur — November 25, 2011 @ 02:53 | Reply

    • Hola Cruz del Sur.

      Muchas gracias por tu comentario. No, no soy de Chile, soy finlandés. Esa camiseta compré en Santiago de Chide el en 2004. Mi hija trabajaba allí durante tres meses enseñando uso de la computadora a una empresa finlandesa. Fui a ver a ella durante dos semanas con mi nieta. Viaje inolvidable. Parece que, como turista, es más fácil sacar fotos aca.

      ¡Qué tengas un buen día!‎

      Comment by sartenada — November 25, 2011 @ 08:42 | Reply

  16. Breads, jams, and pastries!!!

    I’m in Hog’s Heaven! Snort, snort, oink.

    I could sit there with the others and sample the foods, too. Delish!

    I think it’s time to go bake something in my kitchen already.

    Delicious photos!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — November 26, 2011 @ 20:01 | Reply

    • Hi Deli.

      Thank You. I always find markets like this interesting and there one can find something that You did not know before that You just need it.🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — November 27, 2011 @ 10:01 | Reply

  17. It’s beautiful and brings back so many memories ! I did not remember Helsinki’s market being so varied and large. I mostly remember the fish market. Coming from Moscow Helsinki was like a holiday, full of colours and a wider choice of products, tastes. I love those fur chapkas, the knitted pullovers, the leather and wooden articles, the small bistros to sit and eat. What a delightful tour you have invited us to ! Thanks again .

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 30, 2011 @ 11:02 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Thank You. I know the feeling when You came from Moscow to Helsinki.🙂 So nice to read that You found interesting things on this market in Helsinki.

      Belle journée á toi.

      Comment by sartenada — November 30, 2011 @ 12:51 | Reply

  18. Hello & thank you for your kind comments on my blog and at http://www.facebook.com/sonjacaywood.art. I love your Helsinki photos! You have an eye for beauty, and I appreciate it:) Thanks for sharing.
    Sonja Caywood

    Comment by sonjacaywood — December 1, 2011 @ 01:53 | Reply

    • Hi Sonja.

      It was very nice that You visited on my site and left Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — December 1, 2011 @ 08:28 | Reply

  19. This is one exciting market. I didn’t know where to start. Each photo as fun, colorful and unique as the other. No wonder the tourist find it exciting. I will too. Thanks….

    Comment by island traveler — June 3, 2012 @ 17:48 | Reply

    • Hello Island traveler.

      How nice to read that You did found it exciting. When visiting in Helsinki, I go to this market and check what’s new there. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2012 @ 06:43 | Reply


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