The orthodox cathedral, Upenski Cathedral, is equally impressive:
As you can see, this shot was taken from the open air market. While we were there, Matt and Michelle did a little bargain hunting:
It's still not clear to me whether or not the Fins consider themselves Scandanavian, but the other booths definitely gave Helsinki a Scandanavian feel:
Meanwhile, I was of course drawn to the food. The pan fried herring looked and smelled amazing:
As you may have noticed, I have a big focus on food. I love exploring foreign countries via the culinary experience. This is not good for my attempt to keep the weight off! Nonetheless, we received a great referral from the front desk receptionist and ended up at an off the beaten path Finnish restaurant (in English - "Seahorse"), where Matt and I dined on the herring that SO caught our eyes:
Many thanks, once again to Dietrich Schlenzka our Helsinki host for a great start to our tour. We are off to the airport today for Aarhus, Denmark and the company of Bjarne Moller-Madsen!