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?”

Glowing in the Night

There are two things about this photo that I like, the shadow of Mannerhiem’s statue on the outside of the museum, the other is the glowing red light of Mona Hatoum’s exhibit Hot Spot on the top floor of the Museum. Just a shame about the construction in the foreground. What do you like? Or evenContinue reading “Glowing in the Night”

Mannerhiem

Sculptures of Helsinki #18 Mannerhiem, or by his full name Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), is known to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century in Finland. He started his military career in the Russian Army, during the years when Finland was an autonomous part of Russia. Finland declared its independence inContinue reading “Mannerhiem”

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”

Alexsis Kivi

Sculptures of Helsinki #15 This week saw Finland celebrate Finnish literature and the birth of national writer Alexsis Kivi on 10th October, flags were flown on every street. Kivi was born in 1934 and became a writer when he moved to Helsinki for university, his most notable work was Seven Brothers. Even though Kivi sawContinue reading “Alexsis Kivi”

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”

Sculptures of Helsinki #6

Lifting Power was unveiled in 1962 to commemorate 50 years of the Cable Factory, the statue is 4 meters high including the stone pedestal. Enjoy Lifting Power during winter and summer, notice the addition of the tie around his neck. You can find almost 500 outdoor sculptures, pieces of environmental art and historical monuments in HelsinkiContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #6”

Can a Landscape be Done Using Portrait Orientation?

Many of the photographs I have seen for this weeks Photo Challenge have been landscape orientation and I asked myself the  question, can a Landscape be done using Portrait orientation? Do you think this image is a good example of a landscape photograph? Share your examples of landscapes done with a portrait orientation and weContinue reading “Can a Landscape be Done Using Portrait Orientation?”

Lapland Art – Särestöniemi Museum

Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) was an artist from Lapland. He lived in the Kittilä region of Lapland for his whole life at his family home apart from a few years while he studied in Helsinki and St Petersburg. He gained recognition after his first exhibition in 1959. Unlike any other museums I have been to inContinue reading “Lapland Art – Särestöniemi Museum”