Friday, September 9, 2011

Helsinki - Töölö district and its beauties

Helsinki - Sibelius Monument
Sibelius Monument

One of the most popular tourist attraction of Helsinki is located in Töölö district, at the Sibelius Park. It is "Sibelius Monument" designed by the sculptor Eila Hiltunen in the memory of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The monument consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together and it represents visually the essence of Sibelius' music.

Helsinki - Sibelius Monument
Sibelius Monument

Helsinki - Sibelius face
Sibelius face

Helsinki - National Opera house
National Opera house

The Finnish National Opera is located on Töölönlahti bay and was opened in 1993. The Opera House is equipped with modern stage technology and has two auditoriums: main auditorium with 1,350 seats and Almi Hall with 200 up to 500 seats, depending on the configuration.

Helsinki - view of the lake from Sibelius Park
View from Sibelius Park (in a rainy day)

Helsinki - view from Sibelius Park
View from Sibelius Park (in a rainy day)

See previous posts about Helsinki:
Helsinki - City center - part I
Helsinki - City center - part II
Helsinki - stadiums in Töölö district
Helsinki - a tour in the spirituality of the city

5 comments:

  1. Now if there was just a way to make it play music...

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  2. Great shots as always! Helsinki looks a great place with lots of interesting things to shoot!

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  3. Fantastic shots of Helsinki. Now I just need to book that plane ticket and see them myself!

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