HKL/Helsinki City Transport 70th Anniversary ~ 25th Samba Carnaval

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Yesterday the Helsinki City Transport celebrated its 70th anniversary. They arranged a tram exhibition of about 10 trams. The oldest, a wooden tram “Jumbo” from 1917. My husband says his family took the tram to visit an aunt in Brändö/Kulosaari when he was 4 years old. Really ? Are you really able to remember it after taking the ride once or is it something you have been told. No, no he said we took the ride more than once. The bridge to the Brändö island, in 1948-1950, was a narrow wooden bridge. I remember well the rattling and shaking. The tram is reconditioned and looks beautiful.

From the trams we went to the Senate Square for the 25th Samba Carnaval. Oh no, it began to rain ! Poor dancers. It rained for about two hours. That was for how long the event took place. Good thing it was not raining too hard. Neither it didn’t bother the dancers. If it did, at least they didn’t show it.

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7 thoughts on “HKL/Helsinki City Transport 70th Anniversary ~ 25th Samba Carnaval

  1. saxsilverain

    ohh, the wooden tram looks cool!! i’ve never actually been in one, so thank you for sharing the pictures!

    and those costumes on the Samba dancers are just lovely! your wonderful pics really did them justice. 🙂

    1. aheikkinen Post author

      Thank you. I agree, you won’t want to get off 🙂 But, though the wooden seats look so nice to sit for too long would be a bit uncomfortable 🙂


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