It's been over two years since I visited Helsinki and captured these photos. It was a wonderful and confusing time in the middle of the last summer holidays in my life. Summer like this is never going to happen again. Tired and mesmerized I was walking around the streets of Helsinki radiant with the summer sun. I wandered and got lost many time to discover with surprise in how many places Helsinki remind me of Poland. The beauty of nature, soft leaves of birch trees lightly dancing in the soft sea breeze surrounding islands and peninsulas competing with the concrete proletarian blocks of flats and art-deco tenements. Overwhelmed with love and emotions I was not sure if I liked the city from the first sight but every day I was growing more fond of it.
A couple of weeks ago Yana from independent Russian magazine Bloomsbury Magazine found my photos on in my Flickr stream which I update these days way too rarely. I am proud to share that they got featured in the latest issue perhaps in a slightly different selection that this one. It reminded me how much I would like to visit Helsinki once again and that I never shared these photos on the blog. Now's the time:)