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Photowalks in European cities

Showplaces, historic and cultural sites, architecture, museums. Guide

Helsinki. The national Bank and the House of the Estates

"Official part" was over on the Senate square, in front of 4 hours to explore the city.

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The State Bank and monument of Johan Vilhelm Snellman (map), who played a key role in establishing the Finnish language as the state language of Finland and Finnish markka as Finland's national currency.

Helsinki. The Bank of Finland

Pedestal damaged during the bombing of the city by Soviet aviation during the Winter war.

Helsinki. The Bank of Finland, the monument to Johan Snellman (Snellman Johan Vilhelm) Helsinki Cathedral

Opposite Bank is the House of Estates (Säätytalo). The building was built in 1891 as a place for meetings of the non-nobiliary estates, clergy, bourgeoisie and peasantry. The nobles gathered were going to the Knight's house. The house of the estates, as well as the national archives, presents the work of Gustav Nystrom, the author of many public buildings in Helsinki.

Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset)

On the pediment is a relief of Emil Vigstrema, which depicts the Emperor Alexander I, during the diet of Porvoo (sovr. fin. Porvoo) in 1809.

Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset) Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset) Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset)

After restoration, the building was awarded the prize “Europa Nostra” for 1993.

Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset) Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset) Helsinki. House of the Estates (Säätytalo, Ständerhuset)

From House of the Estates I went down Kirkkokatu in the direction to Pohjoisranta waterfront.