We’re in Helsinki for less than 48 hours, so this is really more of a layover on our way to St Petersburg, Russia.
There’s a daily market held in an open area adjacent to the port where the cruise ships dock. Dozens of food vendors sell their wares. We had incredible fresh salmon lunches both days.
Swedish and Norwegian may be foreign languages, but lots of written words were recognizable and it was even possible to figure out what some sentences in those languages meant. Finnish is something altogether different. We’ve never seen longer words. It almost looks Hawaiian. “Hey, meet me at the corner of Kanavarantna and Kanalkajan.” And those are a couple of the shorter words. I feel sorry for advertising copywriters who need to come up with short headlines.
Jamie’s a sucker for things like “The Bridge of Love”. Couples write their names on padlocks, attach them to the side of the bridge, and throw the keys in the water. It represents eternal love.
Love the sentiment expressed in the sign.
What’s this I hear about you trying to use a combination lock?
So did you? (Throw in the keys?)
Jim and Jamie says
We didn’t know it existed until we stumbled upon it.