Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Helsinki Cathedrals - FINLAND

This is a very interesting card because it shows, almost side by side, the two main cathedrals in Helsinki: the Lutheran Cathedral and the Uspensky Orthodox Cathedral - it's kind of a religious 'East and West' aerial view... thank you very much for this card Eva. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!

Helsinki Cathedrals (Aerial View) - FINLAND

The beautiful and historically significant Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church, and for many it is the symbol of Helsinki. The church was designed by architect Carl Ludwig Engel in the 19th century as part of the Empire-style-downtown Helsinki area. The cathedral was completed in 1852.

Completed in 1868 in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki, the Uspenski Cathedral is the largest orthodox church in Western Europe. With its golden cupolas and redbrick facade, the church is one of the clearest symbols of the Russian impact on Finnish history.

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