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Country of OriginFrance
PublisherJonglez Publishing
Publication Date30-Jun-19
Book DescriptionLet Secret Helsinki guide you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Helsinki guide book and let our local experts show you the well hidden treasures of this amazing city. A dog that managed to catch 18 criminals without human help, a statue to a homeless alcoholic, the anti aircraft defences where Tom of Finland became a war hero, a plaque in honour of somebody who never existed, swimming naked in the country's oldest swimming pool, the only church in the world that doubles as a lighthouse, a free sauna open 24 hours, a walk through the water to a secret island, a hidden Kalevala scene fresco inside the Old Student House, a natural waterfall within the city, the location of Star Wars' Princess Leia's necklace, Short Island. the antithesis of New York's Long Island, a church turned nightclub turned church again, the only statue of a Russian tsar outside Russia . Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, Helsinki is filled with hidden treasures revealed only to residents and visitors who leave the beaten path. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew the city well or who would like to discover its many other facets.
About the AuthorMilla Leskinen has a Master's Degree in General History and has done extensive studies in the fields of Folkloristics, Ethnography, Finnish History and Art History. She is an avid traveler and bibliophile, visiting historical places in Finland and beyond. Her special interests include military history, photography and local flora and fauna. Jiri Keronen is a well-known and read Finnish blogger, Internet personality and a writer whose texts consider a wide variety of topics ranging from the history of occult to current political events. His main craft is technology journalism and financial technology. Milla and Jiri currently reside in Oulu, Finland with their basset and sighthounds.
Number of Pages256

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