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Archive for December 31st, 2010

New Years Eve

31.12.10 – Helsinki’s New Years Eve celebrations were held at the Senate Square, or Senaatintori in Finnish. It’s common to see events happening at the square because the open area of the square is perfect for large gatherings. A stage was setup using the Helsinki Cathedral as a backdrop. The cathedral was bathed in blue light and the surrounding buildings, the  main building of the University of Helsinki and the Palace of the Council of State, were lit up with glowing white light. The crowd was lively and sang along with the singers as well as dance along with the dancers. At midnight, the bells of the cathedral were rung and fireworks burst from behind the stage. Fireworks continued on throughout the city for the next hour but I turned in, ready for a new year ;)

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