Helsinki Cathedral (Finland)

Received on 25 May via Postcrossing “Hong Kong x the world tag”. :)

Surprised to see Chinese in the postcard! *O*

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Helsinki Cathedral

Mind if I quote Wiki here? :D

“Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St Nicholas’ Church until the independence of Finland in 1917.

A distinctive landmark in the Helsinki cityscape, with its tall, green dome surrounded by four smaller domes, the building is in the neoclassical style. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel as the climax of his Senate Square layout: it is surrounded by other, smaller buildings designed by him.”

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