Today was Helsinki Day. I have never experienced it. Outside the Railway Station the bonaqua was giving out a new drink, there were two, mine had orange and mango. There was a long queue when I passed them the first time. I have seen advertisements of it before, they use the word "heavenly". It's one with just a bit of taste, not full, so this sounds an exaggeration.
There were also young Korean men showing us taekwando, they give a course to young people.
I went to Espa lava (bandstand at the Esplanade) which had bands performing the whole day. When I was there it was Pelle Miljoona, a huge lot of people watching, I took a couple of photos, not very good as the camera does not take good photos if zoomed much.
There was also an old tram, the ticket cost 5 euro. One thing I did not know of and missed even to see, was that there were tables in the middle of the Esplanade where people were eating a meal. I wonder how one was able to reserve a seat.
It was also possible to go to see the office of the Mayor and to stand on the balcony of the Town Hall. There was a queue, but we got in fairly quickly. In the room in front of the balcony were standing the mayor Jussi Pajunen and his wife to greet people. I chatted a bit with his wife. So nice of them! The balcony was framed by beautiful flowers, I took several photos and a sweep panorama. There were also some art work by Eija Hiltunen and glass by Timo Sarpaneva and a wonderful large painting of Helsinki.