Sometimes its great to just take a camera with one lens and stroll at your own pace through the city. It can be liberating or frustrating depending on the viewpoint. I find that it is mostly liberating in that I can focus on just the one focal length and not bother with changing lenses or cameras. Also this forces the mind and the eye to see the details that the chosen lens can illustrate.
Flowers from Kallio, towards the center of the city.
A street in Kallio facing Merihaka
I loved the colors and the architecture in this view.
One of the buildings that exhibit a little daring architecture, the Ympyrätalo (Roundhouse :D) is located in Hakaniemi. I have also worked in that building for a couple of years so there is a certain sense of nostalgia when I look upon it.
Just nice colors in this tunnel to a inner yard.
The windows of houses are sometimes very interesting. Especially older architecture seems to have a lot of nice details
Some quite flamboyant buildings along the way as well.
Sushi seems to be all the rage in Helsinki at the moment. Smaller and bigger sushi places can be found all over the city.
Nice little boat, eh? Belongs to a certain fellow countryman who goes by the nickname Iceman.
A walking bridge between Katajanokka and the center of the city.
The bridge is full of locks proclaiming lasting love. In the background is a nice restaurant called Sipuli which has great food.
I felt moved by this older gentleman. Somehow I think he was remembering someone very dear to him.
The view from Katajanokka towards the north. Merihaka has its own architecture, of which I am not exactly a fan of. But it has its own uniqueness of course and the people living there have a great view of the city center.
Church cross backlit as the sun is being blocked by storm clouds.
Finally even as the sun is setting, Rays of pure light break through the massing clouds.