A dog that managed to catch 108 criminals without human help, a statue to a homeless alcoholic, the anti-aircraft defences where Tom of Finland became a war hero, a plaque in honour of somebody who never existed, swimming naked in the country’s oldest swimming pool, the only church in the world that doubles as a lighthouse, a walk through the water to a secret island, a hidden Kalevala-scene fresco inside the Old Student House, a natural waterfall within the city, the location of Star Wars’ Princess Leia’s necklace, “Short Island” – the antithesis of New York’s Long Island, a church turned nightclub turned church again, the only statue of a Russian tsar outside Russia …
Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Helsinki is filled with hidden treasures revealed only to residents and visitors who leave the beaten path.
An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew the city well or who would like to discover its many other facets.
Milla Leskinen has a Master’s degree in History and has undertaken extensive research in the fields of Folkloristics, Ethnography, Finnish History and Art History. An avid traveller and bibliophile, she enjoys visiting historical sites in Finland and beyond. Her special interests include military history, photography and local flora and fauna.
Jiri Keronen is a well-known and widely read Finnish blogger, Internet personality and author. He writes on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of the occult to current political events. Jiri’s main fields are technology journalism and financial technology.
AUTHORS: Milla Leskinen & Jiri Keronen
FORMAT: 10.5 x 19 cm
PRICE: 17,95 € – US$ 21.95 – £15.99
CONTACT: [email protected]