Sculptures of Helsinki #5

Helsinki’s Central Railway Station was designed by architect Eliel Saarinen but today’s Sculpture of Helsinki, the ‘Lantern Carriers‘, were designed by Emil Wikström. The building is considered to be an excellent example of National Romanticism and is often featured in lists of the World’s Most Beautiful Railway Stations. You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces ofContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #5”

Stonehenge

I have taken a small break from my blog while I enjoyed Christmas at home, but now it is business as usual. The last month things have been all up in the air while I moved from Lapland to Helsinki and before my feet touched the ground I was off to the UK for Christmas.Continue reading “Stonehenge”

Kittilä Church

Kittilä church was completed in 1831 and was the only building in Kittilä to survive the German’s Scorched Earth policy during the Lapland war in 1944. The church was designed by C.L Engel, the same man who designed the Iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Which do you like, Kittilä church in summer or winter? A great Transition. This postContinue reading “Kittilä Church”

Tate modern

The Bankside Power Station in London is now home to the Tate Modern. At first there had been a coal fired power station in this location from 1891 but the area was developed and construction of the current building was fully completed in 1963. Between 1952-1981  the power station generated electricity for the city. The buildingContinue reading “Tate modern”

Helsinki 1952

After the 1940 Olympics was cancelled due to World War II Helsinki would hold the 1952 Olympics instead, this was the second Olympics to take place since the end of the war. Today in the city you can visit several of the stadiums that held events during the Olympics. In the gallery below you can seeContinue reading “Helsinki 1952”

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is an agency of the United Nations with its purpose to contribute to peace and security by promoting science, culture and education.. UNESCO overseas many different projects but the one I want to concentrate on is their involvement in World Heritage Sites. UNESCO assists in protecting World HeritageContinue reading “UNESCO World Heritage Sites”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Everyday thousands of people queue to visit the embalmed remains of former leader Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum in Hanoi was completed in 1975 after two years of construction and six years after Ho Chi Minh’s death. Even though in his will Ho Chi Minh stated that he wanted to be cremated his body wasContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum”