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”

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”

Sculptures of Helsinki #4

  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 findContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki #4”

Avebury in Black and White

It’s difficult not to draw comparisons between Avebury and Stonehenge. They were both constructed around the same time, they involve large stones standing upright in a circle, and we know very little about both locations, almost everything is speculation and our best guess. There is one large difference though, Avebury receives far less visitors evenContinue reading “Avebury in Black and White”

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”