May 29, 2018

33 Wonderful Color Pictures That Capture Street Scenes of Helsinki in the 1960s

Helsinki is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland. It is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, and the its metropolitan area is the most populous municipality and urban area in Finland.

Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.

The Helsinki metropolitan area includes Helsinki's urban core and Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen, and surrounding commuter towns. Helsinki is the third largest city in the Nordic countries, after Stockholm and Oslo. It is Finland's most important political, educational, financial, cultural, and research center. The neighboring city of Vantaa is the location of the Helsinki Airport, which has frequent service to many destinations in Europe and Asia.

Helsinki has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world, and is the world's most liveable city in its liveable cities index.

Here below is a wonderful collection of color pictures that shows street scenes of Helsinki from the 1960s.

Market in Helsinki, 1961

 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, 1961

 Helsinki street scenes, 1961

Helsinki, 1961

New suburb under construction, Myllypuro, Helsinki, 1963

New suburb under construction, Myllypuro, Helsinki, 1963

 Simca 1300 on street in Kallio, Helsiki, 1963

Statue of Marshal Mannerheim, and the Pariament Building in the background, 1963

Aerial view of Helsinki in 1965

Helsinki Cathedral, 1965

Parliament House, Helsinki, 1965

Helsinki from the ferry, 1966

Helsinki from the ferry, 1966

 Parade of the Finnish Defense Forces flagship at Senate Square, Helsinki, 1967

Bags and baskets stand outside of a market stall in a neighbourhood market in Helsinki, 1968

Baskets in Helsinki market, 1968

Blacksmiths and National Music School, Helsinki, 1968

Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki, 1968

 Fishing boats at Helsinki market, 1968

Flowers in Helsinki market, 1968

Helsinki Central Station, 1968

Helsinki Central Station, 1968

Mannerheim Road and statue, Helsinki, 1968

Mannerheim Statue and Parliament House, Helsinki, 1968

Market in Helsinki, 1968

Market place in Helsinki, 1968

Market Square and Fountain (Havis Amanda), Helsinki, 1968

 Parliament Building, Helsinki, 1968

Railroad station area in Helsinki, 1968

South harbour looking eastwards, Helsinki, 1968

Three Smiths Statue, 1968

Vegetables in Helsinki market, 1968

Helsinki tram, circa 1969






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