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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

European Vacation - Part VI

This is the last post from Helsinki, Finland.  On Sunday night June 5th we flew to Budapest to board the AmaWaterways River Cruise on the 6th.  Budapest will be featured in the next posts to come.

I shared this earlier, but again the apartment my brother rented through FlipKey was on the second floor of that yellow building down the block.

Looking out the window across the street were shops on the ground floor and other apartments above.

Inside the walls were covered with art work.

Dan taking a nap in one of the bedrooms.

My brother, Steve in the living room.

My sister- in-law in the kitchen.

The library/study.

The bathroom with a strange shaped tub and no shower curtain.  We managed.  There was a washer there too.

At the waterfront  there were lots of produce stands and seafood stands.

This woman sold fish from her boat.

A ghost sign in English, though everyone seemed to understand English.

In the enclosed market lots of items for sale,

This was lunch.  It was like egg salad.

Back at the apartment with its ancient elevator.

The ceiling in the National Museum

A street musician.

Lunch on Suomenlinna.

Dan had a beef dish.

I had asparagus risotto.

We really enjoyed our visit to Helsinki, Finland.  What a friendly and easily accessible city it was.

1 comment:

Tom said...

WOW, what sights, the food and that sign are great.

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