Helsinki Cathedral is probably the most prominent landmark in the Finnish capital. It was designed in the neoclassical style by the German architect Carl Ludvig Engel and built between 1830 and 1852. When you’re in Helsinki, it is very hard to miss the cathedral because it really dominates the cityscape. It is located on Senate Square, which is in the city centre and not far from the ferry port. […]
Slovenia is not a big country. As a matter of fact, it is a relatively small country and by area it’s 150th country in the world. It may be small, but it is very picturesque nevertheless. […]
Friesach is a very beautiful, small medieval town in the Austrian state of Carinthia. I arrived there in late afternoon and the plan was to take evening panoramas of the town from a nearby hill. […]
When I was a little kid I saw a postcard from Malta. Back then I was a small boy living behind the iron curtain and this postcard kind of fascinated me, as I was pretty good in geography but I didn’t know much about the mysterious place named Malta. Where exactly is this place? I had to look it up in an encyclopedia.
This view of the Madrid skyline shows the Almudena Cathedral (the full Spanish name is Santa María la Real de La Almudena) and on the left you also recognize a fragment of the Royal Palace (in Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid). April can be quite rainy in Madrid and it rained often during my stay there. […]