Between the Blocks

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 over 2 meters with the grooves cut in opposite directions on each side.

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.

Sculptures of Helsinki #5

Sculptures of Helsinki

Helsinki Central Railway Station

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 of environmental art and historical monuments in Helsinki and they are accessible to everyone. See more and search through the database at HAMhelsinki.fi

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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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 even though it is as equally as impressive and the cost of entry is just the price of the car park. The  ring of stones encompasses the village of Avebury and it’s only a short walk in order to complete the loop.

The best way to understanding the layout of Avebury is to see it from the air. Unfortunately, as many of us don’t have that privilege we have to rely on the internet. To see the full extent of the stone circles at Avebury click HERE.

For photographs from ground level enjoy my gallery below.

Avebury

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