Friday, August 31, 2012

WFV #5

The Sinebrychoff brewery still sticks to a pretty old fashioned way of distributing their beer. From time to time they deliver their barrels to the bars with their traditional horse carriage. Keep your eyes open. You might sometimes spot it in the city.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Turkish for lunch

If you ask a Turk where to go for authentic Turkish food in Helsinki one of the places he will recommend to you will definitely be Ravintola Ani

The small restaurant on Telakkakatu is a pearl. You feel like having traveled a few thousand kilometers south. The atmosphere is nice and you feel at home right away.

Ani is a perfect lunch place. For 9,30 € you get a Turkish buffet with a huge salad bar, Turkish appetizers (e.g. filled wine leaves, pickled vegetables and amazing humus), kebab und a meat dish of the day.

The staff is friendly and happy to serve you a coffee or a traditional Turkish apple tea (go for that) after your meal.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Modernism in Helsinki

Laituri has an interesting exhibition on display again. Modernismia Helsingissä is about modern architecture in Helsinki. The exhibition displays thirty landmarks in the city that are influenced by modernism. 

Among the buildings chosen are hospitals, schools, cultural, sports and residence buildings. The selection is based on the register of DOCOMOMO, the international organization for the conservation of modern architecture.

The exhibition is free and still ongoing till 8.9. You can find more information on the official website.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Design to go

The Nordic countries and especially Finland are world famous for their design. The products convince not only by their looks but also their convenience. One of the main goals is always to make your life easier and more enjoyable. 

Design products are also a great souvenir when you come to Finland for a visit. A perfect place for that is Brands Scandinavia. It is located in the main station. The small shop has a surprisingly good collection of products from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Browse through the shelves and you will definitely find a good gift for your family or friends.

Brands Scandinavia is open daily. For more information check their website

UPDATE: Unfortunately the Bands Scandinavia pop-up store at the main station has closed.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A soap box full of glory

A lot of brave and creative men and women went down the hill in their self made vehicles on the third Red Bull Soap Box Race in Helsinki. Here are some pictures for you.