Sculptures of Helsinki #9

Sculptures of Helsinki

The Bear on the Anthill

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 Finland with realistic accuracy. The bear is a stylized combination of anatomic exactness and natural composition that conveys strength.

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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.

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party took place this weekend in Helsinki. There was live music, good food and the streets were filled with people enjoying the nice weather. The event that seemed to be drawing in the largest crowd was the skateboarding, taking place with the impressive Kallio Church as its backdrop.

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

Kallio Block Party

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