I didn't know what to except heading to the cemetery, but I should have anticipated a wall surrounding it. Eventually, we found the entrance, and I was pleasantly surprised by the view in front of me. The headstones and rocks were covered in a green lichen (a powdery-type algae). While this probably isn't good for the headstones, to me, it added to the forest atmosphere I was feeling when I walked inside.
I didn't want to visit this cemetery for any particular reason. I doubt I would even recognize a single notable interment. I was just interested in seeing a place I would have a hard time finding photos for online. The cemetery was established in 1829 and is the burial place of some of Helsinki's most notable individuals. The cemetery has an area dedicated to fallen soldiers, including those who were members of the Finnish Guard in the Russian Army and those who fought against Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.