This weekend we had guests from Germany and a great time! I'd like to show you some pics I took on our walks we took in Helsinki. Having guests and showing them around makes you appreciate the place where you live in a new way. So now I was able to see the beauty in our wintry spring once again.
We took a walk through Eira and then arrived at the shore where there were some boats waiting for the ice to melt.
Here is where people come to wash their carpets in the sea in summer.
Here's a view out of the tram in the centre of Helsinki. It was snowing all of Saturday.
On Sunday we went to Suomenlinna Sea Fortress by ferry. Here's a ferry waiting to go to Stockholm.
A view from the small ferry we took. There's an exclusive boating club on that island.
There's still quite a bit of ice on the sea.
Arriving to Suomenlinna.
There's a lighthouse on top of the church.
Don't you think using these colours and white would make a stunning quilt?
Nature-made ice sculpture.
Man-made icy flower pot.
Views from Suomenlinna.
View from King's Port.
So, now you know I haven't just whined on a high level here when it comes to the long winter ... ;-) But these pics and the great walks we took make me appreciate it again. So now I'm waiting for spring a bit more patiently ...