Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Giant statues and take away sushi at the Central Station of Helsinki

When approaching the Central Station from the side, you immediately see the special clock tower with its green dome. It reminds me a bit of the Art Deco style of the Basilic of Koekelberg in Belgium. Very different is the front entrance where giant statues hold a light ball. The interior is sober and there are a few places where you can eat a snack. The train platforms are covered by a glass metal construction. We had to eat something small so a take away sushi was the best option. We enjoyed it so much that we took two boxes.

Toen we naar de zijkant van het Centraal Station van Helsinki wandelden, werd onze aandacht onmiddellijk getrokken naar de speciale kloktoren met zijn groene koepel. Het doet me denken aan de Art-decostijl van de Basiliek van Koekelberg in België. Geheel anders is de hoofdingang van het station waar verscheidene reuzenbeelden lichtbollen vasthouden. Het interieur is wat saai en er zijn heel wat mogelijkheden een snack te eten. De perrons zijn overdekt door een constructie van glas en staal. We hadden honger en besloten iets te eten, de meeneem sushi leek ons wel aantrekkelijk. Het was zo genieten dat we een tweede portie bestelden.. 
 
Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

Central Station Helsinki

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13 comments:

  1. Waar dan ook..., jullie zijn toch fijnproevers, Filip ! 't Ziet er mooi én lekker uit, zelfs in een doosje !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Hmmm delicious sushi! :)
    Wonderful and massive sculptures, your pictures are beautiful postcards!
    Léia

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  3. Eliel Saarinen had designed the station and those statues who carries the light balls are designed by Emil Wikström. You can also take a train to Moscow and St.Petersburgh from there.
    Hugs
    Henrietta

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  4. Heips both of you.
    It¨s allways nice to see my homecity here. You show it beautifully.
    Hugs
    Orvokki

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  5. That sushi looks pretty good for the train station. Love all of the trains in your part of the world. Makes travel so much easier. Very interesting contrasts between the front and back of this station.

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  6. It's surprising the places that you find good food! Love that about traveling :-)

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  7. My daughter would love that sushi take away stop! Those statues holding the lights are wonderful. What amazing photos again, and all the more making me wish I could visit there too!

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  8. Railway Stations often seem to be a strange mixture of styles in architecture and this one certainly seems to be.

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  9. indeed its funny that the interior does not fir the exterior design of this amazing building, I have been already there myself-I took once the train from Helsinki to visit my friends who live 5h up north from the capital, was a lovely winter trip:)

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  10. The modern snack bar in the old building is a contrast.

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  11. het zachtgroen van de klokkentoren is wel heel mooi en de sushi's zien er ook lekker uit. Groetjes Dietmut

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  12. Your sushi looks good. I wonder how it taste from a train station. Also, do you know if the giant statues are holding a ball lamp? Maybe it lights up at night.

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