Helsinki - Stockholm - Helsinki 2005

Onboard M/S Mariella 24.4. - 25.4.2005, Canon 300D
HSC SuperSeaCat Four  HSC SuperSeaCat Four starts her trip from Helsinki to Tallinn HSC SuperSeaCat Four  HSC SuperSeaCat Four starts her trip from Helsinki to Tallinn IMG 4742  View from Helsinki South Harbour to South (on M/S Mariella)
M/S Suomenlinna II  M/S Suomenlinna II travelling from Suomenlinna to Helsinki South Harbour. The ferry entered into service summer 2004. M/S Suomenlinna II  M/S Suomenlinna II travelling from Suomenlinna to Helsinki South Harbour. The ferry entered into service summer 2004. M/S Silja Serenade  M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) passing Suomenlinna by entering the Kustaanmiekka sound.
Uspenski Cathedral  Uspenski Cathedral seen on the sundeck of M/S Mariella. M/S Suomenlinna II  M/S Suomenlinna II travelling from Suomenlinna to Helsinki South Harbour (on M/S Mariella). M/S Suomenlinna II  M/S Suomenlinna II travelling from Suomenlinna to Helsinki South Harbour (on M/S Mariella).
Klippan  Restaurant Klippan, Helsinki. HSC SuperSeaCat Four is seen on back. St. John's Church  The towers of St. John's Church, Helsinki. Jenny Wihuri  A well-known Finnish SAR (search-and-rescue) boat Jenny Wihuri.
M/S Ilves  M/S Ilves carries passengers from Helsinki South Harbour to Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari. M/S Suomelinna II  A dreamy view over M/S Suomelinna II, Helsinki Market Square and the Major Cathedral. M/S Suomelinna II  M/S Suomenlinna II unloading and loading passengers at Helsinki Market Square.
IMG 4781  An unidentified motorized sailing boat at Helsinki South Harbour (on M/S Mariella). Nyländska Jaktklubben  Nyländska Jaktklubbens premises on Valkosaari, Helsinki. HSC SuperSeaCat Four and M/S Silja Serenade on background. IMG 4789  A guiding light for all ships and boats.
Suomenlinna  Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland Laajasalo  The storage tanks of Laajasalo Oil Harbour, Helsinki. IMG 4807  A view from M/S Mariella towards Sörnäinen: two coal power plants, an unidentified freight ship and M/S Ehrensvärd that takes care of the service traffic to Suomenlinna.
Suomenlinna  Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland Kuninkaanportti  Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland Kustaanmiekka  Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
Suomenlinna  Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland IMG 4866  A guiding light for all ships and boats. Sea · Meri  Nothing much to see, just sea. Maybe time to leave the deck.
M/S Mariella  Conducting an unofficial safety equipment inspection on M/S Mariella: These "old school" liferafts seem to be in order. Although approved by the administration these rafts are practically useless: you are expected to drop them to sea and then drop the people to sea and expected them to sim to rafts. Imagine how this will be like when you have ordinary people onboard, it is winter time and rough sea. M/S Mariella  Conducting an unofficial safety equipment inspection on M/S Mariella: closest to the camera is the MOB (man-over-board) boat. It can be lovered quickly if somebody gets into water and it has a water jet propulsion system to avoid physical damage to people due to a rotating propeller. IMG 4885  A lifeboat of M/S Mariella and the sea.
IMG 4886  Helsinki is only a thin line at horizon as we travel towards Stockholm on M/S Mariella. M/S Mariella  Conducting an unofficial safety equipment inspection on M/S Mariella: these are proper liferafts with proper evacuation methods. The rafts can be opened on deck, filled with people and then lowered to the sea. As an backup method the ladders are also provided (seen under blue wrapping). M/S Vånö  The morning in Stockholm: "entering the Stockholm on M/S Mariella. Waxholmsbolagets M/S Vånö passes by.
M/S Vånö  M/S Vånö (build 1991) owned by Waxholmsbolaget. M/S Vånö  M/S Vånö (build 1991) owned by Waxholmsbolaget. Stockholm  Stockholm
Kaknästornet  Kaknästornet (the TV Tower), Stockholm, built 1963-1967 IMG 4922  Interesting paintwork on a shipyard crane (Stockholm, on M/S Mariella). Stockholm  Stockholm
M/S Djurgården 10  M/S Djurgården 10 on her way from Slussen to Almänna Gränd. M/S Djurgården 10  M/S Djurgården 10 on her way from Slussen to Almänna Gränd. IMG 4956  Renovation work on its way. Stockholm.
M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja.
M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja.
M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja.
M/S Birka Princess  M/S Birka Princess (later M/S Sea Diamond) arrives in Stockholm on her glory days. M/S Sea Diamond sank and two lives were lost. On Birka days the ship was used on TV-series "Rederiet" as M/S Freja. M/S Birka Princess  Details of M/S Birka Princess: the illuminated logo and some antennas. IMG 5058  The towers of Stockholm.
M/T Zebron  M/T Zebron (ex M/T Sannoil, ex M/T Rodshell, ex M/T Norsk Polar) M/T Zebron  M/T Zebron (ex M/T Sannoil, ex M/T Rodshell, ex M/T Norsk Polar) IMG 5092  View of Stockholm and the floating hostel af Chapman.
IMG 5094  Although Sweden is well-know to be the safest country in the world you can ocassionally spot these: fire-engines on the run. IMG 5104  The "tre kronor" tower at Stockholm that we all remember from the music video Europe: "The Final Countdown". The close up of the tower appears at 3:14. M/S Birger Jarl  M/S Birger Jarl arrives in Stockholm.
M/S Birger Jarl  M/S Birger Jarl arrives in Stockholm. M/S Birger Jarl  M/S Birger Jarl arrives in Stockholm. IMG 5130  M/S Djurgården 11 and M/S Birger Jarl.
M/S Djurgården 11  M/S Djurgården 11 on her way from Slussen to Almänna Gränd. The floating hostel af Chapman is seen on background. M/S Birka Princess  Details of M/S Birka Princess: a lifeboat that was put into use when the ship sank as M/S Sea Diamond. The flag of Åland  Details of M/S Birka Princess: the flag of Åland.
Slussen  Slussen, Stockholm IMG 5193  The stairs that lead from Södermalm to harbour at Stockholm. M/S Birka Princess on background. Also the tracks of Saltsjöbanan are visible and Slussen is seen on the back. IMG 5220  Even the safest country in the world (Sweden to name) needs some security setups: this storage facility is equipped with dogs that run freely on premises.
IMG 5232  The gates of Stockholm Harbour. There seems to be a habit to place stickers on the gates. Various Finnish names like Ponsse, JP Wikman, M. Volotinen, HewSaw, Toni Vuorinen, Hattulan Puu Oy, Hattula Trä Ab, TM Racing, Juuso Rönkä, Gillard are visible. IMG 5239  An artistic view. Stockholm. IMG 5245  Traditional buildings, Stockholm.
M/S Söderarm  M/S Söderarm M/S Söderarm  M/S Söderarm & Stockholm M/S Söderarm  M/S Söderarm & Stockholm
IMG 5270  M/S Mariella (Viking Line) IMG 5276  A small shipyard at Stockholm. M/S Birger Jarl  M/S Birger Jarl & Stockholm
IMG 5285  A shipyard crane, Stockholm M/S Viking Cinderella  M/S Viking Cinderella (ex M/S Cinderella) at Stockholm. The photo was taken under a strong backlight. M/S Viking Cinderella  M/S Viking Cinderella (ex M/S Cinderella) at Stockholm. The photo was taken under a strong backlight.
Saltsjöqvarn  Saltsjöqvarn, Stockholm IMG 5351  Stockholm IMG 5363  Stockholm
Stockholm  Silhouette shot of Stockholm IMG 5390  The contrast of Stockholm:"a classical building on the front and modern apartment blocks on the back. IMG 5404  Stockholm
AP-Fastigheter  AP-Fastigheter, Stockholm AP-Fastigheter  AP-Fastigheter, Stockholm IMG 5414  Stockholm
IMG 5416  Stockholm IMG 5427  Continuing the unofficial safety equipment inspection on M/S Mariella: the MOB (man-over-board) boat seen from the back. It can be lowered quickly if somebody gets into water and it has a water jet propulsion system to avoid physical damage to people due to a rotating propeller. IMG 5434  This photo is here only to prove that the Swedes do have guns!
IMG 5449  A boat passes M/S Mariella IMG 5457  A silhouette shot of Stockholm IMG 5478  Stockholm
IMG 5479  Stockholm Nordic Blue Hotel  Nordic Blue Hotel (built 1969-1970) offers to the guests an outstanding view over Stockholm's archipelago. IMG 5525  Stockholm
IMG 5532  Stockholm M/S Ålandsfärjan  A night shot of M/S Ålandsfärjan (Viking Line) on M/S Mariella at Mariehamn. IMG 5553  The terminal structures of Mariehamn harbour.
M/S Silja Serenade  M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) sails at night. M/S Ålandsfärjan  A night shot of M/S Ålandsfärjan (Viking Line) on M/S Mariella at Mariehamn. M/S Mariella  On the sun deck of M/S Mariella at night.
M/S Ålandsfärjan  A night shot of M/S Ålandsfärjan (Viking Line) on M/S Mariella at Mariehamn. M/S Ålandsfärjan  A night shot of M/S Ålandsfärjan (Viking Line) on M/S Mariella at Mariehamn. M/S Silja Serenade  M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) arrives in Mariehamn.
M/S Silja Serenade  M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) arrives in Mariehamn. M/S Silja Serenade  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) arrives in Mariehamn. More light was added by an external flash unit set to full power and by setting the camera body to ISO 3200. M/S Silja Serenade  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) arrives in Mariehamn. More light was added by an external flash unit set to full power and by setting the camera body to ISO 3200.
M/S Silja Serenade  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: M/S Silja Serenade (Silja Line) arrives in Mariehamn. More light was added by an external flash unit set to full power and by setting the camera body to ISO 3200. M/S Ålandsfärjan  A night shot of M/S Ålandsfärjan (Viking Line) on M/S Mariella at Mariehamn. IMG 5643  Leaving Mariehamn at night.