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Monday, July 11, 2016

European Vacation - Part III

An Assortment of Things Up High in Helsinki


Spheres and crosses on top of the National Church.


A weathervane and lots of domes on office buildings.


Here's a close up of the weathervane with date 1885.  Is it a dragon, chicken, what?


More gold crosses on top of the Orthodox Church. (To be featured in a separate post.)


More spheres and a ladder leading to them.


The flag of Finland.
Correction: the flag of Sweden - must have been on top of their Embassy.


This sphere topper looked like a frog from this way.


Front view shows it is something with two heads.


Another cross on a sphere.  The rest of it is a lighthouse on a church on Suomenlinna - the sea fortress islands in the waters near Helsinki.



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3 comments:

Tom said...

Marcia, you sure saw some pretty sights.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good that you looked up,sometime we do not do that and miss photographing things high. Interesting one with 2 heads adn wings

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The blue and yellow flag is actually the Swedish flag. Finland's flag is white with a blue cross.

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