Twenty reasons to visit Helsinki

I stumbled upon a list of reasons to visit my hometown, so I thought I would link that for my foreign readers.

My favorite:

7 THE CHURCH THAT ROCKS

OK, we’ve allowed ourselves some poetic licence, but not much. The Temppeliaukion Kirkko is not so much made of rock, as carved into a massive block of granite, which was hollowed out to create this space. You have the sensation of being in an underground retreat, with circular walls made of serrated stone, a ceiling of copper wire and light flooding in through 180 slabs of glass in the roof. Check local listings to see if any concerts are being held here while you’re in town; alternatively, drop in late on a summer evening. Sitting back and watching the changing colour of the sky is a spiritual experience in itself.

Read the full story from: Sydney Morning Herald.

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