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The winter weather was perfect for my recent visit to Helsinki. The sky was blue, there was no wind and it was not too cold.

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When I return it will be almost summer. I will see a completely different Helsinki.

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One of my favourite places to stay In Helsinki is the GLO hotel in Kluuvikatu.

The central location makes it ideal for a city stay.

The rooms are lovely and the beds heavenly to sleep on.

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They have a new restaurant and it is excellent!

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I look forward to my next stay in Helsinki in the new year.

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Kluuvikatu 4

http://www.glohotels.fi

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On Helsinki Day 40 seals, almost 7 feet tall, were placed in Senate Square to highlight the need to protect the Baltic Sea.

At the end of summer the seals will leave to square and take up residence around the city. In the meantime, they look wonderful in Senate Square…be sure to drop in to take a look if you are in Helsinki.

I think it is an excellent reminder to look after all our seas and oceans.

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The iconic Finnish glassware, iittala, is 100 years old. They have turned blue to celebrate.

The window in Esplanadi looked amazing when I wandered past.

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Here’s to the next 100 years.

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I love the early morning light in winter in Helsinki…time for a walk to Esplanadi.

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The harbour was waking up slowly.

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There was still some snow at Toolonlahti.

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Spring is not far away, but I love the winter landscape.

 

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The first snow of the season has fallen on Helsinki. It gives everything a magical appearance.

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..no doubt there will be much more over the next few months.

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Sea Lives

My friends Kirsi and Neil are in Helsinki now and took these great photos of the fabulous installation called Meren Elamat…Sea Lives.

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The creatures are made from bits of plastic.

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There is always something happening in vibrant Helsinki.¬†¬†will be back in 2 weeks…can’t wait.

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