There are several great things about Finland in the winter but one of my favourite is how great places look covered in snow. Though Christmas was relativity snow free it continues now and with the snow many places still have a Christmassy feel.
Photo Challenge: Ambience
Helsinki Cathedral during the LUX Festival. My favorite part of this photography is the line of spectators silhouetted against the light display on the cathedral.
What do you like the most?
I hope to post a full blog of my photographs from the LUX Festival later in the week. Would you like to see more images from the light festival?
Sculpture of Helsinki #18
From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just over 2 meters with the grooves cut in opposite directions on each side.
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.
Helsinki has some great doors, like this one, they even have their own instagram account, Doors of Helsinki. I’ll be sure to be posting the best ones I come across.