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“City Hall and Senate Square”

Helsinki City Hall (Kaupungintalo)
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Chicago, Illinois
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“City Hall and Senate Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

On a beautiful September day, Finns are out in abundance in Senate Square. We listened to a local man who was set up as a one-man band sing in a robust baritone voice beneath the statue of Alexander II. Helsinki is a great city for walking, be sure to see the Temple Square Church literally carved out of rocks.

Visited September 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Odd sort of city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

I'm tacking a general observation about Helsinki onto the City Hall as there doesn't seem to be any way of reviewing Helsinki per se.
Helsinki seems to me a rather blank place compared to places like Tallinn, St Petersburg and Stockholm. There are a couple of good-looking churches/cathedrals, a shopping area which is mainly in indoor malls, some outdoor markets, which seem to serve salmon soup in preference to tea, coffee, or anything else hot, and that seems to be it. I suspect I must have missed something in the few hours we were walking around.
On the plus side, the people are nice and you can buy Moomins souvenirs if you delve around a bit:-)

Visited September 2013
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A majestic building overlooking the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is a majestic building on the top of the hill overlooking the city. It is like it is placed here for the leeders to have an extra ordinary view over their soverines

Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Free clean toilet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Went there only for the toilet, it was clean and free. There were many toilets so there wasn't a line by the ladies room as it usually is. It is right in front of the market by the ferry terminal (not the west terminal, the other one)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Nice reception in a beatiful reception room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I went there for a reception, and need to thank fir the kindness and welcoming environment that the City of Helsinki give to us!! It is a beatiful snd very well kept building, with a nice staff.

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