Sculptures of Helsinki #9

The Bear on the Anthill was unveiled in Kallio in 1931 and has dominated karhupuisto (bear park) ever since, it often stands center stage during neighborhood celebrations such as Restaurant Day and Kallio Block Party. Designed by Jussi Mäntynen, who was originally a taxidermist at the department of zoology, allowing him to recreate the animals of FinlandContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #9”

Sculptures of Helsinki #4

  The sculptor of ‘The Bear‘ Emil Wikström is known for creating national symbols and icons out of Finland’s native animals and plants, this statue was a cooperation with three other artists. The bear was unveiled on the steps of the National Museum in 1918, currently the tower of the museum is under construction. You can findContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #4”