Natural History Museum Helsinki

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Today, we visited Natural History Museum in Helsinki.

https://www.luomus.fi/en/natural-history-museum

At the entrance, this huge elephant greeted us.

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At the museum, there are many taxidermies. They were so real!

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Dinosaurs exhibitions! So big about 4-5m high.

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This chair must be specially ordered for this museum!

After guided tour in the Museum, Minna Pyykkö lectured us in Finnish birds and animals.
She is working for Finnish broadcasting company, introducing Finnish nature.

There are many kinds of birds living in Helsinki area. I still don’t remember all the birds or animals names in Finnish, but little by little, I try to remember!

This museum is quite big and worth visiting!

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Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Yesterday, we visited Sinebrychoff Art Museum, located on Bluevardi, opposite from Hietalahti Market Hall.

昨日はヒエタラハティマーケットホール近くにある、シネブリュコフ美術館に行ってきました。

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This building is constructed by a Russian businessman, Nikolai Sinebryukhov, who started  brewery, “Sinebrychoff”. His brother’s family lived in the house. Later, they donated their art collection to Finnish government.

ビール醸造所を設立したニコライ・シネブリュコフが建てたこの建物は、現在は美術館として利用されています。この建物には彼の弟家族が住んでいました。後に彼の甥、ポールが集めた美術コレクションをフィンランド政府に寄付しました。

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Old clock. Worth to see all the furnitures too.

絵画もたくさん飾られていましたが、美術館にはなかなか見られない調度品もたくさんあります。

I found some Japanese souvenir in this Museum.


And also something Russian…

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We ended the tour here, at Old Church.

Vuosaari & Sofia Conference Hotel

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We visited Vuorsaari in Helsinki today.
I haven’t been western part of Vuosaari. This area was totally new to me!

今日はヘルシンキの東に位置するヴオサーリにやってきました。ヴオサーリの西側の出口から出てソフィアホテルの方へ歩きました。このエリアは私も初めて訪れました。

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We walked to the beach. Some people were flying kites on the sea. Still ice was thick enough to walk above the sea.

今日はうるう年、2月29日。まだヘルシンキの海は凍っています。凧を揚げている人もいました。あとは犬と散歩している人、子連れの家族も海の上を歩いていました。
ビーチからの景色。(全くそれらしくないけど)

 

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Nice evening walk by the sea.

 

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The exhibition wall @ Sofia Congress hotel, near the Chapel.

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They have Orthodox Chapel at the hotel.

ロシア正教のチャペルもホテル内にあります。

ホテルの会議室で今日はヴェイッコ•ネウヴォネンさんの講義でした。
ヴェイッコさんはフィンランドの国営放送局YLEで長年フィンランドの自然専門家としてテレビやラジオで番組を製作した他、何冊も本を出版されました。

フィンランド各地の自然の写真、外来植物、野鳥などの写真をスライドを通じて説明してくれました。
行くべきところが増えました(笑)

Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant

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Before visiting Theatre Museum, I visited this cafe, Faro Channelside Bar & Restaurant in Ruoholahti. It is located by the channel, very modern cafe which has terrace outside.

ルオホラハティのファロ・バー&レストランに立ち寄りました。ホリデーインヘルシンキ・ウエストルオホラハティに泊まる方にオススメします!

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Still ice on the Channel.

2月。上を歩くことは危険ですが、まだ氷が張っています。

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Very modern, Scandinavian design.

Theater Museum in Helsinki

Today, we visited Teatterimuseo, Theater Museum @ Cable Factory in Ruoholahti.

Ruoholahti is located in the west part of Helsinki. You can get there by Metro within 10min from central railway station. Also tram number 8 will take you just in front of the Cable Factory.

On the second floor, you can find masks from all over the world, including Japanese traditional “Noh” masks.

今日はヘルシンキのルオホラハティにあるシアターミュージアムに行ってきました。

ルオホラハティはヘルシンキの西に位置していて、中央駅から地下鉄で10分もかかりません。トラムなら8番がケーブルファクトリーの目の前で止まります。

博物館の2階、エレベーターを降りると日本の能面を始め世界各国のマスクが出迎えてくれました。

子供向けのいろいろな体験できるブースがありました。

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And you will see many different kind of costumes inside, and you can also try it.

We, future guides, talked about ourselves, attitudes, how to use microphone, our stories and favourite part of Helsinki etc… We also played in a group, which refreshed us.

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Also we made up own stories in a group with today’s topics, and “play”ed with unique costumes at the theatre. What a experience!

Paasitorni

Today, we visited Paasitorni, which is located in Hakaniemi.

Paasitorni, nowadays, there are about 30 meeting and event rooms, hotel, and four restaurants. Also the floating restaurant, Pavilijonki, that I was writing about the other day, is just in front of the building.


There are about 30 meeting and event rooms, as I mentioned. The decorations are very unique. This painting is in Halonen’s room. You know who she is.

Very cute paintings with tools.

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On the way to the tower…

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Outside is so stony, but inside, especially just below the tower top, you find heaps of woods in the building.

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View from Paasitorni. Wow! Please visit, if you have a chance!

 

Hot Air Balloon over Helsinki

 

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We went to Hot Air Balloon in August in Helsinki.

There are some companies which can arrange Hot Air Balloon in Helsinki.

ヘルシンキで熱気球に行ってきました。ヘルシンキでは夏季に熱気球ができます。

http://www.aerohot.fi/

http://www.kuumailmapallo.com/

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At first, we went to Kaivopuisto to prepare for a flight. But because of the wind, we moved to Jollas (east Helsinki) and we flew from there.

マルミ空港集合後、カイヴォプイスト公園に向かいましたが風向きが変わり東ヘルシンキにあるヨッラスから飛び立ちました。

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Breathtakingly beautiful…