Helsinki 2003
Helsinki 2003
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Helsinki 2003
Saturday, August 30, 2003 - Thursday, September 4, 2003

In the beginning of September, I visited Helsinki for a few days to attend the ESEC/FSE 2003 conference. Here are a few impressions of the city (sorry for the poor picture quality - I used a decidedly non-digital disposable (but waterproof! :-) camera):

View from Observatory Hill across Southern Harbour towards market square Viking and Silja Line terminals in Southern Harbour (view from Marina Congress Center) City Hall, Swedish Embassy, Supreme Court and Presidential Palace facing the market square
Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral View from Meritullinlaituri across Northern Harbour towards Pohjoisranta View from Halkolaituri across Northern Harbour towards Katajanokka
Art Nouveau school of 1905 on Oikakatu House of Estates of 1891, awarded the Europa Nostra prize for excellent conservation in 1993 Senate Square with Cathedral and Council of State, the seat of the Finnish Government and Prime Minister
Lutheran Cathedral and Tsar Alexander statue on Senate Square Aleksanterinkatu, one of the major shopping streets Ateneum, the Finnish National Gallery
Railway Square with Central Railway Station and National Theater National Theater, an example of National Romanticism style Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art
Parliament House Finlandia Hall, the concert and congress center designed by Alvar Aalto down to the finest interior detail Temppeliaukio Church, completely hewn out of the rock of a hill in the city
Old Church of 1826, Helsinki's first Lutheran church and one of the city's few remaining wooden buildings Technical College, formerly the Helsinki University of Technology  

Some conference photos can be found on the ESEC/FSE 2003 site - you may find me in some pictures during lunch at the congress center and at the reception in the city hall (look closely at the second row :-)

© 2003 Matthias Book