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Levi Ski Resort(1)
Reindeer farm
Husky park
Levi Ski Resort(2)
Hotel & town
- Hotel,Pub
- Restaurant
- TV & newpaper
- Experiment(?)
- Wine shop

Hotel & town
Santa Claus Village
Ounasvaara hill
Town & Restaurant
Moi Moi Tour
Husky park

- Finnish Forest
- Joulutortu
- Horse riding
- Sauna
- Wine shop

- Tamppeliaukio
- Sibelius Park
- Helsinki city
- Old Market Hall
- Uspenski cathedral

Finland to Japan



Tamppeliaukio Church
Was located a 15 minute walk away from the station. This church was one of the most popular highlights for tourists visiting Helsinki. Actually, there were a few sightseeng coaches in front of the building. The church was quarried from natural rock and it was built inside of it. So this church was also called "Rock Church". Half of the building was covered with the rock and the roof like a UFO was only apparent.

The church had a special structure. The inside of the building was filled with natural light coming through the windows around the celling. The appearance, the interior and the structure were unique, and it was a very modern church. It wasn't a church like any other I had seen before.

The natural rock surface was left on the walls.

Unique shaped pipe organ. The church had good acoustics and music concerts were often performed there.

I waited for large parties to go out of the building because I wanted to look around in silence. But after they were gone, a staff started to move a crane to change bulbs on the celling!

There were lots of books on the shelf under the tables. The title(?) of the book was "VIRSI-KIRJA". What were those books? Bible??

Sibelius Park
After staying at the church for a while, I went to Sibelius Park. It was about a 15-minute walk from the church. The park was on the coast and there was a famous monument, which was created to honor Jean Sibelius. Jean Sibelius was probably the most famous Finnish composer...perhaps.

There were two monuments in the park and one of them was the face of Sibelius. It looked like he was a difficult man.

There was nothing to see on the back of his face.

Hundreds and hundreds of pipes formed something unique like pipe organ. It had a variety of different shapes from different angles. You can walk under the monument and enjoy a strange view from underneath.

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