Helsinki in January: The Esplanade

The Esplanade in Helsinki has something of a Parisian feel, but of course, Helsinki is a distinctly Finnish city. And a beautiful one. / JIll Browne

The Esplanade in Helsinki has something of a Parisian feel, but of course, Helsinki is a distinctly Finnish city. And a beautiful one. / JIll Browne

In the old part of Helsinki there is an elegant formal park called the Esplanade. Even in the middle of a snowy winter, people promenade there, after a fashion.

The people of Helsinki waited longer than usual for the snow to come this year. A couple of them told me they were glad to see it. “It really brightens things up.”

I can understand their happiness. The nights are long in Helsinki in January.


Disclosure

This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?

Yes.

2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?

No.

4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I write about things that I find interesting.

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