Helsinki Wallpaper: The Lutheran Cathedral a.k.a The White Church
The Lutheran Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), a.k.a The White Church at Helsinki's Senate Square (Senaatintori) is probably the most popular picture of Helsinki, maybe even the most famous building of Finland. The original design of the church comes from Carl Ludvig Engel, who designed also most of the buildings around Senate Square as well as many other buildings in Helsinki. It was completed in 1852 and ever since it has been almost something like an icon for the city. The stairs down to Senate Square are a popular meeting point and on evenings like Vappu (1st of may) it is crowded with mostly young people enjoying themselves. Also on this year's (2007) Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by Helsinki/Finland because of Lordi's glorious victory in 2006, this was the place to be - since it was the largest public viewing spot of Helsinki.