Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 9, 2011

Helsinki shoreline sightseeing 2 / Helsinki crucero de mar 2 / Helsinki maritime croisiere 2

Helsinki photos / fotos

In English:

In this part we visit the Eastern coast line of Helsinki. This time I show many photos from ice breakers.

En español:

En esta parte visitamos la costa este de Helsinki. Esta vez le muestro muchas fotos de rompehielos.

En francais:

Dans cette partie, nous visitons la ligne côte de l’ouest d’Helsinki. Cette fois je vous montre de nombreuses photos de brise-glaces.

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

Helsinki sea cruise / Helsinki crucero de mar / Helsinki maritime croisiere

32 Comments »

  1. Bonjour Matti,
    Manifestement, les brise-glace sont au repos, et j’espère que ceci va durer encore un peu, pour eux et aussi pour les vacanciers !!
    Si ma préférence va aux vieux bateaux, j’ai quand-même repéré ce somptueux yacht de 115 mètres, le Pelorus :
    http://www.luxuo.fr/yacht/le-plus-beau-yacht-du-monde.html
    Joli moment de détente au soleil, pour recharge les accus à l’approche de l’hiver !
    Je te souhaite un bon week-end.
    Bises

    Comment by Marion B. — December 9, 2011 @ 10:07 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci de faire une pause sur mon blog. Ravie qu´il te plaise. Je le savais que Pelarus est un yach parmi les plus beax. Je te remercie pour le lien en français. Il y a

      Pelarus photos- autour du monde.

      Les brise-glaces vont commencer à travailler bientôt. Hiver de cette année est d’environ un mois de retard.

      Bon week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — December 9, 2011 @ 11:25 | Reply

      • Merci Matti pour cette superbe galerie de photos.
        ça fait rêver !
        A bientôt.

        Comment by Marion B. — December 9, 2011 @ 11:31 | Reply

  2. Helsinki is a beautiful city. I really enjoyed seeing all the colorful sailboats out in the water, as well as the old sailing ships. I believe the name of one of them is ‘Astrid’.

    Comment by seniorhiker — December 9, 2011 @ 17:04 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      The sailing ship Astrid is organizing sea cruise. I think that to take a sea cruise on a sailing ship like Astrid must be great. I am glad that You find Helsinki beautiful. Thank You commenting.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2011 @ 09:43 | Reply

  3. Todo maravilloso¡ Muy bueno¡
    Saludos
    C.

    Comment by 1cruzdelsur — December 9, 2011 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Hola Cruzdelsur.

      Muchas gracias por tus palabras, es un placer para mi leer tu comentario tan amable.

      ¡Feliz fin de semana!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2011 @ 09:46 | Reply

  4. The buildings in Helsinki are all so attractive! That is really a pretty port area and so enjoyable to see all of the ships and boats! I’ve always admired icebreakers, but have never had the slightest desire to be on one while it was on a mission! I love the lines of the Pelorus! This is a very enjoyable series, Matti!

    Comment by montucky — December 9, 2011 @ 18:11 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      It was so nice to read Your comment. During the winter one has a possibility to take a cruise on an ice-breaker in a town of Kemi.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2011 @ 09:49 | Reply

  5. I love the shot of the twin-masted wooden sailing ship with the massive ice breaker behind it. What a contrast! Seeing all the summer sail boats in the harbor, it’s hard to imagine the ice build up that requires such massive vessels to keep the harbor clear. As usual, I’ve enjoyed my tour!
    Janet

    Comment by harpingjanet — December 9, 2011 @ 23:12 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You leaving Your comment. I am very glad that You found many interesting things. Many of those ice breakers are in use in the Northern part of Finland. Many times the thickness of the ice is not problem, but the pack ice, which is caused by heavy arctic winds. Then the real need for ice breakers is real in those Northernmost towns. Those ships transporting cargo on icy sea must be ice-strengthened ships.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — December 10, 2011 @ 10:18 | Reply

  6. So many beautiful pictures!! I sure would like to visit your country one of these days. I just read your “about me” section. You sure have had and continue to have an interesting life!!!

    Comment by Neal — December 10, 2011 @ 15:23 | Reply

    • Hi Neal.

      Thank You. It was a great surprise that You read my About. I always read “other people’s” About, just to know the background info of the blogger. I checked Yours About and very interesting too.

      What is “funny”. is that when I retired I have had time to enjoy life more and to do things that I love and which I had not time to do when in work.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — December 11, 2011 @ 09:39 | Reply

  7. Beautiful photos as usual. Love that in spite of many modern buildings, there are also many buildings that look much older and have beautiful architecture. Also love the colorful sails–looks like the ocean is bursting into bloom.

    Comment by kateri — December 11, 2011 @ 05:39 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      Helsinki is a “mixture” of old and new. Our history has passed under the Swedish and Russian domination, both of them have enriched our own culture causing a variety of effects, to the culture, architecture, etc. Thus combining these to our own views and visions, we have now own looking culture. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — December 11, 2011 @ 09:53 | Reply

  8. Wonderful photos of these colorful ships ! There is always so much to do (and to photograph😉 in a big harbor ! I love the atmosphere.

    Have a lovely weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 11, 2011 @ 14:51 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      Thank You for making a cruise with me in Helsinki thru my photos and leaving Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — December 11, 2011 @ 15:25 | Reply

  9. Quelle belle visite le long de la côte d’Helsinki ! Toutes sortes de bateaux pour différents usages. J’aime le vieux bateau en bois, un bateau-école ? La sculpture de l’aigle à deux têtes : Romanoff ? Une bien belle croisière avant l’hiver et le départ des brise-glaces. Merci Matti pour ces superbes photos.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — December 11, 2011 @ 23:13 | Reply

    • Salut Isa.

      Merci d’avoir faite le commentaire.

      If You do not mind, so I explain more in English concerning that Double-headed eagle, that others understand it also.

      It was erected on Helsinki’s Market Square, to the memory of the German-born Empress Alexandra’s, wife of Nikolai I of Russia (1796-1855), who made her first visit to Helsinki. Russian emperor and his wife visited Helsinki Finland in the summer of 1833. That was when Empress Alexandra’s visited to see how the new capital’s construction was looking.

      The Great Fire of Turku was in 1827. That meant that Helsinki was selected finally to the new capital.

      Finland was from about 1150 until to 1809 under the rule of Sweden and under Russia from 189 to 1917. At those days Finland was called: “Grand Duchy of Finland”. Since 1917 we are an Independent state.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2011 @ 16:22 | Reply

  10. Oh I think I have seen the double headed eagle somewhere before…
    Isn’t it a symbol of Russia?
    Oh yes, you mentioned to me that Finland was once part of the Russian Empire, right.
    I think that could be the reason.

    Comment by London Caller — December 12, 2011 @ 00:00 | Reply

    • Hi London Caller.

      First thank You for Your visit and comment. If You read my answer in English to Isa (just above), then You’ll know better. My answer is very brief, but it explains anyway.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2011 @ 16:24 | Reply

  11. Another lovely Helsinki sea cruise! Are your ice-breakers in action now? We have some down here too, but they have not been in action for many years – not even in our two last cold, long winters….

    Comment by truels — December 12, 2011 @ 01:56 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      I am glad that You left Your comment. What comes to those ice-breakers, I am not sure if they have some “work” just now, because the winter is “delayed” this year about one month. Normally during the winter we have in our radio announcement of the thickness of the sea.

      Anyway here is: updated situation

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — December 12, 2011 @ 16:38 | Reply

  12. En qué época del año sacaste las fotos? Me encanta la luz en todas las fotos y por supuesto, las fotos también. Qué lugar más bello!

    Comment by Consuelo Quesada — December 13, 2011 @ 06:14 | Reply

    • Hola Consuelo.

      Saqué mis fotos en la mitad de agosto. Me alegro mucho de que mis fotos te gustases. Muchas gracias al hacer tu comentario tan amable.

      Un abrazo.

      Comment by sartenada — December 13, 2011 @ 08:21 | Reply

  13. Such a lovely series of photos again…I’m afraid I haven’t had time lately to post or catch up on others blogs much, (I’m working on publishing a children’s book I’ve written as well as working full time)!
    I’d just like to wish you and your wife a very Merry Christmas Matti, and thank you so much for all your lovely comments over the year.

    Comment by convictstock — December 14, 2011 @ 23:55 | Reply

    • Hi Convickstock.

      You made me glad by leaving Your comment. I see that You have been really busy. I hope that the book will be well received. That is really great that You have so much energy. I wish to You and Yours a very Happy Christmas too. If You have time next week on Friday 23rd, then take a look at my post, because it has Christmas theme full with Christmas pictures.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by sartenada — December 15, 2011 @ 08:34 | Reply

  14. Any golf courses in Finland? Great blog, awesome pictures!
    John

    Comment by The Conservative Hill Billy — December 18, 2011 @ 18:50 | Reply

    • Hello John.

      Golf courses? Oh yeah, many an many. For example nearto my house there is Finland’s best golf course.

      Kytäjä golf.

      Here is the complete list:

      Etelä-Pohjanmaan Golf
      Kymen Go
      Ruka Golf
      Ekenäs Golfklubb
      Kytäjä Go
      Ruukki Golf
      Finngolf Myllylampi
      Lahden Golf
      Salo Golf
      Golf Pirkkala
      Lakeside Golf Vamma
      Sarfvik Golfklubi
      Golf-Porrassalmi
      Lampila Go
      Sea Golf Rönnäs
      Golf Talma
      Laukaan Peurunkago
      St. Lake Golf Club
      Golf-Virrat
      Laukanlampi Golf Cl
      St. Laurence Golf
      Gumböle Golf
      Lepaa Go
      Suur-Helsingin Golf
      Levi Golf
      Hangon Golf
      Loimijoki Go
      Tahkon Golfseura
      Harjattula Golf & CC
      Tammer-Golf
      Hartolan Golfklubi
      Mainari Golfklu
      Tarinagolf
      Hattula Golf
      Master Golf Cl
      Tawast Golf
      Helsingin Golfklubi
      Meri-Lapin Golfklu
      Tiirin Golf
      Helsinki City Golf
      Meri-Teijo Go
      Tuusulan Golfklubi
      Messilän Go
      Hiekkaharju Golf
      Mikkelin Go
      Uudenkaupungin Golfklubi
      Hiisi-Golf
      Muuramen Golfseu
      Hill Side Golf & CC
      Vaasan Golf
      Himos Golf
      Nakkila Go
      Vanajanlinna Golf & CC
      Hirsala Golf
      Nevas Go
      Vierumäen Golfseura
      Hirvihaaran Golfseura
      Nivalan Seudun Go
      Vihti Golf
      Hyvinkään Golf
      Nokia River Go
      Viipurin Golf
      Härmä Golf & Academy
      Nordcenter Golf &
      Virpiniemi Golf Club
      Nurmijärven Golfklubi
      Virvik Golf
      Iitin Golfseura
      Vuosaari Golf
      Ikaalisten Golf
      Oulun Golfker
      Vörå Golf – Vöyrin Golf
      Imatran Golf
      Outokummun Golf Seu
      Itä-Helsingin Golf
      W-Golf Mäntsälä
      Wiurila Golf & CC
      Joroisten Kartano Golf
      Jyväs-Golf
      Ylä-Savon Golfseura
      Järviseudun Golfseura
      Yyteri Golf
      Ålands Golfklubb
      Ähtärin Golf

      Of course we have Golf on ice in Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is just on the Arctic Circle.

      Thank You for Your comment.

      Comment by sartenada — December 18, 2011 @ 20:00 | Reply

  15. Wow, I would have never known! Golf on ice? Please, it is tough enough on grass.🙂

    Comment by The Conservative Hill Billy — December 19, 2011 @ 19:10 | Reply

  16. Beautiful! I just love the pictures of the ice-breakers and have never seen anything like this. Your pictures are so colorful and vivid, thank you so much for showing us beautiful Helsinki.

    Comment by luchaniktravel — June 26, 2012 @ 20:14 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      Ice breakers are great. Think that in winter one can make a cruise onboard them in Kemi. I am happy that my photos pleased to You.

      Have sunny day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 27, 2012 @ 06:56 | Reply


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