Visited on of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions today. It has been years since I was here. The place has history Suomenlinna (Finnish; until 1918 Viapori), or Sveaborg , literal translation in Finnish is Castle of Finland inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg. The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against the Russian expansionism. This particular day it was packed with locals as well as tourist as the day was just lovely. Here is some background on the place.
We also visited St Kilda Pier it’s history dates back to 1853. Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination. I liked how I was able to capture the skyline behind the sailboats at the pier. The opportunity to see a penguin in it’s natural habit at a place like this was something unexpected.
I have thousands of pictures like most of us, but it was kind of hard to find silhouettes from them. And if I was smart I would only post one, but as I did find few – I am going to share more that a few ( I know its three) So I’ll have few titles – people, boats, trees
Trees at the top, Ships and boats below
Silhouettes with people in them
MORE silhouettes at: A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Silhouette
Blue – one of my favorite colors
I love the sea, boats, sailboats…here are few I’ve photographed.
First four are from Sri Lanka, Negombo,
This Sailboat was in Hope Springs in Canada (below)
These last three ones are from Thailand
I spent an evening at The Tall Ships Races in Helsinki. Here are few photos from one of the – in my opinion most beautiful ship there
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