Sculptures of Helsinki #12

Sculptures of Helsinki

Fact and Fable is a memorial for the author Zacharias Topelius. The statue consists of two female figures, ‘Fact’ holds the flame of truth on her open palm while ‘Fable’ has a bird resting on her fingers. There was much debate at the time which lead to another memorial for Topelius being commissioned.

Surrounding the statue is the temporary art exhibit by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

A trip home to the UK and a trip to one of my favourite places, The Lake District.

The view from Sharp Edge on the way up Blen Cathra, not long before the photograph was taken I was swimming in Scales Tarn seen below. Sharp Edge is known for its dangerous ascent especially around the area called the Bad Step where the ridge ends and the scramble begins.

More photographs from my time in the Lake District are coming to my Instagram.

Sculptures of Helsinki #11

Sculptures of Helsinki

Memorial for Seafarers

The Memorial for Seafarers has stood on the southern coast of Helsinki since 1968 to commemorate the lives lost at sea. On top of the monument a continuous flame burns.

In the background is the Mikael Agircola Church, named after the ‘father of literary Finnish’, and designed by Lars Sonck who also designed the impressive Kallio Church.

Taken from the ferry to Pihlajasaari.

You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi.