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April 6: Helsinki landing

The next morning, arriving back in Helsinki.

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A puffy visitor.

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It was a foggy morning.

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Passing by Suomenlinna.

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Katajanokka and the Hanasaari power station beyond and SEAGULL PHOTOBOMB

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A zoom of Katajanokka in the vicinity of our apartment building, and Hanasaari.

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Entering the harbor, the cathedral over to the right.

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The Viking terminal on Katajanokka, plus the cathedrals.

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The #3 tram on the way to Kaivopuisto.

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The Rosella tagging along just after us.

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A view back out toward the sea.

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A battle of wills.

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Looking up Vuorimiehenkatu; the spire of Mikael Agricolan kirkko (Church of Michael Agricola) in the distance. (Mikael Agricola was the 16th-c. Finnish bishop who established written Finnish.)

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Pulling in.

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The harbor.

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Leaving the terminal.

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View back on the beginning of the walk home.

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CRAB

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Across the harbor, over and beyond the Katajanokka canal.

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The Two Ferries.

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One of my more fortuitous sightings. I call it "The Pigeon Backbeat." (The second beat is wondering why I'm standing there.)

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Clouds beginning to clear up; here looking down Kruunuvuorenkatu on Katajanokka.

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Oblique sun on an oblique wall.

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The sky with its multi cloud layers almost looks like one of those artist's renderings of the atmosphere of Jupiter or Saturn.