Helsinki, Finland

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland, is a popular stop for tourists, who clamber over the rocky foundation. The monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) and is located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö. The monument is a sculpture by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen titled Passio Musicae and unveiled on September 7, 1967.
Organ builder Veikko Virtanen manufactured this magnificent church organ in Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Finland. The organ has 43 stops and 3001 pipes. Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church in the Toolo neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland, was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.
The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustics. The acoustic quality is created by the rough rock surfaces. Half a million people visit the church every year, making it one of Helsinki’s most popular destinations.
Ripe, delicious strawberries are among the many tasty fruits and vegetables offered for sale in Market Square in Helsinki, Finland. Many other goods are offered for sale, attracting crowds of locals and tourists. Located in the South Harbour at the very beginning of the Esplanade Park, the Market Square is Helsinki’s most international and famous market.
A steel cross sculpture is mounted on the top of Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland.

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