Finland 100: 69 – There be a Dragon up North

Helsinki 69

Sony A7RII : f/9@80th : ISO 500 : EV -0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8

A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland's independence

We may not have windmills and giants to face down in battle when suffering a ‘quixotic’ episode from prolonged exposure to winter blues, but there’s plenty of cranes and the occasional dragon to see you through.  I pass those cranes every time I go to the studio and they are actually the vertical part of Helsinki Shipyard, which was established in 1865 and is still based in central Helsinki, although it’s official name is now Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. What I didn’t know until today is that the shipyard has delivered 60% of all the icebreakers that are in operation worldwide.

Parliament façade
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