Have you Met Verity?

Next week I hope to continue my photographic journey along the coast path and pick up where I left off last October. In the meantime I wanted to share one of the highlights from my last trip that came in one of the most unlikeliest of places. I was walking into Ilfracombe along the coastalContinue reading “Have you Met Verity?”

The Human Body

I don’t spend nearly enough time in London, it’s a great city with so much to offer. When I do make it there I often get wrapped up in the usual sights to see anything new from the city, but I normally come across one or two new details which impress me. More often thanContinue reading “The Human Body”

Sculpture in the City

Black Shed Expanded Black Shed Expanded by Nathaniel Rackowe stands below the building more commonly known as the Gherkin. The shed, painted in black bitumen, looks as if it is being blown apart by the yellow light that comes from within. Rackowe said about his work, ‘I thought it interesting to take the humble shed andContinue reading “Sculpture in the City”

Art in the Metro

Sculpture of Helsinki #21 ROAR27 is the latest work by Jussi TwoSeven and can be found on the platform of Kamppi Metro Station. The exhibit space is operated by HAM Helsinki and features different artist depending on the current theme of the museum. Having art in public spaces is an excellent way to expand people’s horizons,Continue reading “Art in the Metro”

Between the Blocks

Sculpture of Helsinki #19 From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just overContinue reading “Between the Blocks”

Sibelius Monument

Jean Sibelius was born in 1865 and was a composer of classical music, his music is often credited with giving Finland a national identity as they struggled for independence from Russia. Sibelius’s image was on the 100 mark note before Finland adopted the euro and his national day is celebrated on his birthday, December 8th.Continue reading “Sibelius Monument”

Fountain in the Night

Sculptures of Helsinki #14 The story behind this sculpture isn’t an interesting one but I am really happy with the long exposure and the way motion of the water is captured. The Bank of Finland Fountain is made from welded pieces of copper and is meant to resemble cupped hands with fingers entwined. You can findContinue reading “Fountain in the Night”

Beyond the Flowers

Sculptures of Helsinki #13 Kullervo Addresses His Sword can be found in the grounds of the winter garden since 1967 after being moved from Hesperia park where it first stood. The statue was designed by Swedish born sculptor Carl Eneas Sjöstrand, who was considered the founder of Finnish sculpture as he played a large part in its promotionContinue reading “Beyond the Flowers”

Beyond the Polka Dots

Sculptures of Helsinki #12 Fact and Fable is a memorial for the author Zacharias Topelius. The statue consists of two female figures, ‘Fact’ holds the flame of truth on her open palm while ‘Fable’ has a bird resting on her fingers. There was much debate at the time which lead to another memorial for TopeliusContinue reading “Beyond the Polka Dots”

Sculptures of Helsinki #10

Last week was Helsinki Design Week and in celebration they created a bubble around the Three Smiths statue where people could sit and relax as well as attend events held inside. 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 theContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #10”