Helsinki Cathedral, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel. Engel died in 1840 when the building was still under construction. Ernst Lohrmann, his successor as architect, added the four smaller domes. The idea of the grand steps leading up to the building came from Czar Nicholas I.

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Comments (8)

Timo Rossi on August 9, 2009

Hello Claus, thanx for your comments to my reflection pic! It is very nice to hear you have enjoyed seeing the Helsinki views during your visit here :)

This is very nice capture made from here, e.g. the composition is fine! Timo

juncujuncu on August 9, 2009

Very beautiful building church...

c.s. on August 9, 2009

Hello juncujuncu, this church was designed by the famous Carl Ludvig Engel, and consecrated in 1852. When you're standing at the foot of the stairs, looking up, the church appears to be built in the sky.


Günter Mosler on August 9, 2009

Hello c.s. a very interesting sakral structure. best regards from Germany: Günter

picsonthemove on October 5, 2009

Interesting, to see it today



Natalia Stoyakina on September 28, 2010

¤-¤-¤ L I K E :) ¤-¤-¤

Best regards from RUSSIA! ¤-¤-¤ N A T A L I A ¤-¤-¤

Buts Yuri on September 28, 2010

Wonderful place and photo. LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine. Buts_YV

c.s. on October 3, 2010

Hello Natalia and Buts_YV, thank you for the likes! Helsinki is a wonderful place indeed, and this Lutheran Cathedral (the most photographed building in Finland) is only one of the architectural marvels in this city.

Sincerely yours,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 2, 2009
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    by c.s.
    • Taken on 2009/06/18 11:51:39
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/600)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
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