Sculptures of Helsinki #4

 

Sculptures of Helsinki

National Museum, Helsinki

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 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

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A Welcoming Sight

The last few weeks I have been travelling and had little time to post my experiences, I look forward to sharing them with you very soon. For now here is a sight that I haven’t seen for the last few months. Lapland has been without a sunset for the last two months but while travelling to southern Finland I was able to see one again and it was beautiful.

A welcoming sight

Kalajoki, Finland