Sunday, August 17, 2008

Helsinki, Finland

A really lovely card from first card from the Finnish capital!

The card shows the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral.
Its name comes from the Russian word uspenie, which denotes the Ascension. (in Macedonian we also use that word, 'uspenie').
Uspenski Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Finnish Orthodox church and claimed to be the largest Orthodox church in Western Europe....even though Finland is actually considered to be in Northern Europe, no?
In the foreground you can see the terminal building of one of the boat lines that traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn, while on the left side of the Cathedral is what is considered to be the ugliest building in Helsinki.....well, honestly, it does look rather...unattractive :)

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