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A classic photo from Helsinki with the best-known landmark of the city, which also featured in my first post from Finland, but I just couldn’t ignore the light of this beautiful summer evening.

Helsingin tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral) is located at Senaatintori (Senate Square) in the heart of the city. A Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in neoclassical style, it was built between 1830 and 1852 as a tribute to Tsar Nicolas I of Russia, who was the Grand Duke of Finland and after whom it was also named until the Finnish independence in 1917. The church was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, who was also the architect of many other buildings around Senate Square. A statue of Emperor Alexander II of Russia is found at the centre of the square.

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Exif data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot A720 IS
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1244
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 6420/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-27 19:00
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1010 kb

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