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The obelisk in the Helsinki Market Square

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:39

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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