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Helsinki Sights

Gulf of Finland Archipelago

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Updated 11/16/2012

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In winter Finns walk across the frozen sea with dogs and even baby buggies to the nearby islands. On the land side, the facades of the Eira and Kaivopuisto districts' grandest buildings form a parade of architectural splendor. One tradition that remains, even in this upscale neighborhood, is rug-washing in the sea—an incredibly arduous task. You may be surprised to see people leave their rugs to dry in the sea air without fear of theft.

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South of Merisatamaranta., Helsinki, Finland

Updated 11/16/2012

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