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Church in the Rock in Helsinki, Finland -- Temppeliaukio Church

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Church in the Rock in Helsinki, Finland -- Temppeliaukio Church

Church in the Rock in Helsinki, Finland -- Temppeliaukio Church

Helsinki Picture (c) Linda Garrison
The "Church in the Rock" does not look like much from the outside, but tourists flock to see its unusual church architecture. The Lutheran church, built in 1969, was blasted out of solid rock. The inside has rock walls and is topped with an interesting copper dome made of 13 miles of copper tubing. (See the next two photos). Under Temppeliaukio is an air raid shelter equipped for 6,000 people.

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