Network

Sculptures of Helsinki
Sculpture of Helsinki #20

Network is an installation that begins on the upper level of the University of Helsinki metro station (formerly Kaisaniemi) from Annikki Luukela. It is different coloured lights that continue from a glass wall filled with lights down the escalators to the metro level, much like the tiled installation at Ruoholahti metro station.

Sculptures of Helsinki

The green strips of light that lead down the escalators give the station an almost futuristic feel, as well as those that decorate the wall. Every time I visit this station I wonder how many people pass by each day without thinking about or even notice these details of their surroundings. It is these small details of the city, and its metro system, that make it unique.

Do you know any great details of your city that you have noticed but think others may have missed?
Sculptures of Helsinki

You can find almostĀ 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.

LUX Festival Helsinki

Last week saw the LUX Festival in Helsinki. During the weekend several places in Senate Square had a different light installation with the main event being the Helsinki Cathedral. It was a very cold weekend with temperatures reaching -20, but i still managed to get out there a few times to photographs.

LUX Festival Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral at LUX

Helsinki Cathedral at LUX

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?