donderdag 1 maart 2012


Mooie zichten van Helsinki.
Beautiful views from Helsinki.

right upper corner: Temppeliaukio Church
centre: Helsinki Cathedral
left lower corner: Uspenski Orthodox cathedral

The Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran church, which interior was excavated and built into the rock, with natural daylight beeing able to enter through the glazed dome. The acoustic quality is ensured by the rough, virtually unworked rock surfaces. The stone-hewn church is located in the heart of Helsinki and a very popular tourist attraction.

The Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral, in neoclassical style. The church was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and until the independance of Finland in 1917, it was called St. Nicholas church.

The Uspenski Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (= the Assumption of Mary). Its name comes from the Old Church Slavonic word "uspenie", which denotes the Dormition. 

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