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Was yesterday testing my new trip companion. Went by one of the photographic icons of Helsinki and took some postcards and some not so postcard-type photos of it.

Sent yesterday one of the latter and here comes one of the postcards.

The snow on the church stairs gives extra whiteness to the image.

Helsinki Cathedral (Finnish: Helsingin tuomiokirkko or Suurkirkko, Swedish: Helsingfors domkyrka or Storkyrkan) is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral located in the centre of Helsinki, Finland.

The church is Greek cruciform in shape, and the original neoclassical design by Carl Engel was altered by his successor, Ernst Lohrmann. Lohrmann added four small towers and two side buildings (not shown here) of which one is a belfry, and the other is a chapel. There are statues of the Apostles made of zinc on the roof, and they are the biggest unique set of zinc sculptures in the world.

The church was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and until the independence of Finland in 1917, it was called St. Nicholas' Church.

0EV,ISO 100,31mm, no tripod.

I am quite happy with my new companion!

Thanks for watching!

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