Friday - Beginning Juhannus Weekend
Stocking up on food and wine was our first task for the weekend, so we wouldn't be caught hungry or thirsty when everything closed up. Once that was completed, we headed into the city center to meander around a bit before heading to the Finnish Design Company shop in the Old Customs Warehouse. Besides seeing all kinds of great design displayed on the first floor of the fantastic old brick warehouse, including my favorite Aalto up/down light, one of the saleswomen offered to show us the upper floor, another incredible space that seemed more like being in a chapel than in a warehouse. Then in true tourist fashion, and as a respite from all our walking, we took a one and a half hour boat cruise around the Helsinki harbor islands. Back on land and still enjoying a glorious sunny day, we walked past Uspenski Cathedral, along the Kruununhaka waterfront and all the way back home. Here's what the day looked like.