One of my favorite places in Helsinki is Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden. I love drawing and the garden as an environment is very inspiring. It’s full of beautiful, exotic plants and the ambiance is calm and peaceful.
In my opinion, the water lily pond and the Water Lily room is especially beautiful. Light reflects from the dark water of the pond onto the ceiling and the walls in a gorgeous way.
Additionally, the surroundings are great for someone who likes to draw. I can work anywhere and nobody takes notice or stares.
I also enjoy the diversity of Helsinki’s architecture and environment. There are urban, modern buildings but also stunningly beautiful Art-Nouveau buildings as well as old wooden house areas.