The Temppeliaukio Church / The Rock Church, Helsinki is located on a rocky hill and has been excavated inside the rock. The church is round in shape and its dome is surrounded by a strip of narrow skylights. Inside the dome is copper and excavated granite is left visible on the walls. The church is one of Helsinki's most popular tourist attractions and, due to its good acoustics, a popular concert venue. Last Friday I attended the 15th year anniversary concert of Chamber Choir Addictio where my son Harri sings bass.
I lived for a while in that red building seen at the background.
HERE you can find stunning photos of the church and text in English.
The page is really worth a visit!
Addictio is a Helsinki-based chamber choir founded by its singers in the autumn of 2005.
The choir was born out of the enthusiasm of its singers to form their own choir, where they could make as much music as possible, experimenting and to a high standard - not forgetting the fun.
Their basic repertoire includes traditional and new Finnish and European mixed choir music.
The present director is this handsome guy, Riku Laurikka (b. 1994) who graduated
from the Sibelius Academy’s choir conducting class as a master of music in the spring of 2021.
In 2017-2018, he studied at the University of the Arts in Graz, Austria.
These are the well-known stone steps that lead from Oksasenkatu up to
Temppeliaukio and the church.
Wishing a sunny week!
#der natur donnerstag #gartenglück #image-in-ing #makrotex / wall
#mosaic monday #my corner of the world #tuesday's treasures
It really is a wow!Poista
It's a fantastic church, I've had the pleasure of visiting it. A concert in this church must be extraordinary.VastaaPoista
There are held many concerts in the church throughout the year. So nice that you have visited it Maria.Poista
Gostei de ver as fotos.VastaaPoista
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
The architecture is very unique, I feel proud to present it.Poista
The church is a true masterpiece. It ranked among the first 10 coolest places to visit in the world according to Corriere della Sera a few years ago. Onnea to the choir!VastaaPoista
Oh, that I did not know, so great! The Temppeliaukio Church is really unique. I was wedded there to my first husband many, many years ago…Poista
I am delighted with the architecture of the church. It is a real masterpiece.VastaaPoista
Have a nice and successful week.
Thank you Lucia, have a beautiful week.Poista
What a gorgeous setting! I know you loved being there. I am in awe!VastaaPoista
This church is really something else!Poista
Lovely! I've been there! This made me smile. I LOVED Helsinki. So much so I managed to add in a stop over on the way to Norway to have extra time there....heheheheVastaaPoista
So great to hear that Lydia. Helsinki has many great places to see.Poista
Riitta - what a unique and special church. And a stunning place for a concert, especially when your son is involved! Thanks for sharing with Mosaic Monday!VastaaPoista
So glad you enjoyed Angie.Poista
großartig, wie die architektur die natur des standortes mit einbezogen hat! gerne würde ich auch einmal die innenräume besichtigen und dort ein konzert hören!VastaaPoista
vielen dank für die eindrucksvollen fotos! in dem roten haus zu wohnen, war sicher spannend!
The arcitecture is genial. Via excavating in the rocks the church stayed low. Thus not disturbing the beautiful square surrounded by apartment houses.Poista
Ihana kirkko ja onnistuneet kuvat.VastaaPoista
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On tuo kyllä aikamoisen komea paikka!VastaaPoista
Ce minunatii cu adevarat se pot creea! Chiar merita vizitata!VastaaPoista
A stunning place Riitta -- and I can imagine perfect for listening to the beautiful choral music.VastaaPoista
What a beautiful and unique church, Riitta. I can just imagine the wonderful acoustics.VastaaPoista
Se ve muy bonito, me gusta mucho. Besos.VastaaPoista