The obelisk in the Helsinki Market Square

The obelisk in the Helsinki Market Square (fin. Keisarinnankivi). The obelisk was erected in 1835 in honor of the wife of the Russian Emperor Nikolai I Alexandra Feodorovna. At this point, the royal couple left the ship in 1833. At the top of the obelisk is a gilded ball that symbolizes the Earth. On the ball is a two-headed eagle. On the breast of the eagle is emblem of the Grand Duchy of Finland - a lion. Author of photo had visited Helsinki much later than the Empress, in 2012. Picture was taken during a tourist trip to Helsinki.

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The obelisk in the Helsinki Market Square
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