Our plan today was to explore Helsinki’s Boulevard which starts from Erottaja in central Helsinki. Strolling along this elegant avenue we admired the beautiful buildings, many of which are now high class shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries. We passed The Old Church and its garden which always seems a popular venue for young people to come, sit on the grass, and spend time with their friends.
Next, we paused to admire the Alexander Theatre which was constructed in 1879 for Russians living in Helsinki and was known as the Russian Theatre until 1918 when it became the home of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. In 1993 they moved to a new building and since then it has been used for guest stage performances.
Crossing the road, slightly further along we came to the Sinebrychoff Art Museum where we visited the permanent exhibition…
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