Everyday Life of Helsinki in the Early 20th Century Through Amazing Colorized Photos

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Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland.

Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 300 km (190 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

After Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki is the third largest municipality in the Nordic countries. It has one of the highest urban standards of living in the world.

These amazing photos were colorized by Frank that show what Helsinki looked like in the 1900s and 1910s.

A local bus in Helsinki

A Russian ice cream vendor in Helsinki

A small boat approaching Helsinki’s Southern harbor

A summer day in Kaivopuisto park

Carpet washing in Helsinki

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