Thursday, April 15, 2010

Helsinki Cathedral

This beautiful card from Helsinki was sent by Heidi "dollart" during a postcrossing meeting a few days ago. The card was signed by her, "huppu68", "tarya" and "juliaino".

"Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelical Lutheran cathedral, located in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I, the Tsar of Russia and until the independence of Finland in 1917, it was called St. Nicholas' Church.
A distinct landmark in the scenery of central Helsinki, with a tall green dome surrounded by four smaller domes, the church was built in 1830–1852, in neoclassical style.
Today the cathedral is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki. Annually more than 350,000 people visit the church, some of them to attend religious events, but most as tourists. The church is in regular use for both worship services and special events such as weddings." - in
: wikipedia

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