LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
|Waterfront in Helsinki|
|Academic Bookstore on Espandi (Street) is a world famous|
bookstore designed by Alvar Aalto, one of Finland's
iconic design geniuses.
|If red is your color then you'll love Marimekko's|
According to Marimekko's Marketing Director and Head of public relations, Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, it is the mix of constrasting stylistic directions that makes Marimekko so unique. "Marimekko's distinctive design language fuses together functionality and unique aesthetics that reflect Finland's location in between East and West," said the Marimekko spokeswoman. "On one hand, Marimekko design transmits the Scandinavian influence with the clean, graphic, simple design language, while on the other hand it also features a rich, ornamental, surprising style stemming from the Slavic influence," she said.
MORE IMAGES OF HELSINKI
|Intersection of Mannerheimintie (left to right) and Alexandersgatan (behind trolley). |
Stockmann is a large department
store chain in Scandinavia.
|Old Market Hall on the Helsinki waterfront|
|View from the mezzanine of the three-level Academic Bookstore|
|Fruit stall along the waterfront|
|Street side cafe of the Hotel Kamp along the Espandi|
|Marimekko Store along the Espandi|
|Cafe Aalto upstairs over the Academic Bookstore|
|Finlandia Hall designed by Alvar Aalto|
|Readers in the stacks of the Academic Bookstore|
|Aleksanterinkatu, a popular shopping street in downtown Helsinki|
|Inside the Old Market Hall|
|Roe, chopped onion and butter at Kosmos Restaurant served|
with a Karhu beer, one of Finland's best selling brews.
|Sidewalk cafe in sunny Helsinki along the Espandi|
|Interior of Temppeliaukio church|
|Brilliant fabrics inside Marimekko store|
|Perno, the restaurant at the Culinary School Balsamic, has a microbrewery that |
produces a courageous brand called Balsamic Beer.
|Fish stall along the Port of Helsinki waterfront. That's the Old Market Hall in the background|