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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.