To attend a welcome dinner, I walked across pedestrian malls in central Helsinki, and visited market square before joining the group at Kappeli.
The welcome dinner for my class was an easy walk across the centre of Helsinki. Kluuvi is the commercial centre with major stores (and katu is Finnish for street). Part of the city centre has pedestrian malls, and bicycles are most expedient.
Without automobiles in this area, pedestrians have to watch out for oncoming trams.
Sculpture provided a scenic touch to the walk.
Approaching the harbour, the Esplanadi is a wide pedestrian boulevard with traffic running down both sides.
The statue of Runeberg is a landmark where birds conveniently perch. Continue reading “2008/08/25 Kluuvikatu, Esplanadi, Kauppatori, Kappeli: Helsinki“