This time I was lucky and the the sun granted me magnificent views, emphasising the blue sky and the colourful houses.

The following photographs have been taken during a stroll through midtown overviewing large parts of Kruununhaka, Hakaniemi, Siltasaari, Merihaka and some of Kallio and Sörnäinen, Helsinki 26.3.2018.

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Below the first two photos are showing Katajanokka and Kruununhaka.

Below Halkolaituri (a pier) and Kruununhaka facade in the back with Pohjoisranta (the street in front).

In the front is Tervasaari a recreational island and in the back is Sompasaari with the power palnt Suvilahti next to it. This is the opposite view to some of these photographs here.

Looking down onto Unioninkatu towards north – up on the hill sits Kallio church.

Siltasaari surrounded by sea water and cut in half by Unioninkatu, on the right hand side is Hakaniemi market square.

A detail of one of the facades in Siltasaari.

View towards east. In the foreground Pitkäsilta connecting Hakaniemi and upper downtown. In the back the bridge connecting Merihaka with Krununhaka.

View towards north, north-west. In the foreground Hakaniemi and in the background Kallio. Quite easily distinguishable is the round building on the left hand side called ympyrätalo.

View towards east. The concrete residential area Merihaka.

View towards east. The same view but from 150 meters height, Merihaka in the front, Suvilahti in the back (you can see the open air coal storage), Sompasaari to the right and the long street on the left side is Sörnäisten rantatie.

View towards south-east. Overlooking Siltavuori, Kruununhaka and in the back Katajanokka to the right and Korkeasaari to the left.

View towards south. Looking down onto Unioninkatu now towards south – up on the hill sits the observatory of the University of Helsinki – not visible =). But you can see four major churches, from left to right Uspenski cathedral (orthodox), Helsinki Cathedral (lutheran), St. John’s (lutheran) and Mikael Agricola church (the pointy one).