The secret of my Helsinki is the silence. Helsinki is at its most beautiful when the city is asleep. In Helsinki you can still enjoy such moments, unlike in some other big cities in the world. If you are up early on the morning of Midsummer Day, the sun rises, the day dawns, yet few people are about. That’s when I like to walk from the city centre towards Eira, past Stockmann, along Iso-Roobertinkatu… when there is nobody else around you can see completely new details in the city, look up and admire the beautiful facades of the old buildings. Helsinki is unbelievably beautiful, a paradise of silence just then.