Market Square – We spent hours here making sure to see every craft store. There are some wonderful Finnish handicrafts here. We buy a couple of lovely wooden hats and a numbered print from a local artist of a reindeer. There are so many fur garments not able wear these anymore. There were lots of tourists who seem happy to wear minks and fox furs. They did have many wonderful local crafts, reindeer antler bottle openers and wine corks.
We were excited to eat this food here. So delicious! We had reindeer meat balls, served with little new potatoes and lots of nice cooked vegetables. We sat with a picnic crowd and enjoyed our lunch.
Uspenski Cathedral -This red brick Finnish Orthodox church with golden onion domes is quite a sight perched high on a hill above the harbour. It was a bit of a climb and good for burning calories from our Lunch.
Ahh! We noticed it is closed on Mondays. Its OK we might try again tomorrow , either way , a nice look over the harbour and market square from the church grounds. This is a Russian built church from 1868. We learned later, the top onion dome represent Christ and the other smaller ones are the 12 apostles.
The next morning we finally got inside. It was worth the climb. Beautiful inside with dark colours and wonderful paintings and statues.
We walked along the park and then we crossed the street to walk along this upscale road and do some window shopping. I especially loved taking a look at the 2000.00 euro hand bags at Louis Vuitton Store.