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”
I have always enjoyed seeing the variety of art as I walk around Helsinki, be it a statue, mural or sculpture, they often have a story to tell or a place in history, sometimes both. Since Helsinki Museum launched a new sculpture database my interest has increased and I have set out on a mission toContinue reading “Sculptures of Helsinki”
The narrow view to the tower of the graveyard is made even more narrow during summer. Taken in Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki.
While exploring the differences in seasons I was able to take another comparison between winter and summer in Helsinki. This time the view is from the top of Kallio Church, one of my favorite buildings in the city. From the top of the tower, on a clear day, you can see all the way down toContinue reading “The View From Kallio Church”
Not really a castle but the Sinebrychoff Tower does slightly resemble a medieval turret. Here you can see it at two different seasons of the year, summer and winter. Years ago Nikolai Sinebrychoff built a brewery and house here, and in the back garden he built his own observation tower. Today Sinebrychoff Park is open for all to enjoy,Continue reading “Sinebrychoff Tower”
After a year it is time to leave the Arctic Circle and head south for the winter. It has been an excellent experience to see Lapland change throughout the year with its dramatic seasonal extremes. As well as the difference in climate there is also a difference in lifestyle, a more back to basics living.Continue reading “A Year in Lapland”
Kittilä church was completed in 1831 and was the only building in Kittilä to survive the German’s Scorched Earth policy during the Lapland war in 1944. The church was designed by C.L Engel, the same man who designed the Iconic Helsinki Cathedral. Which do you like, Kittilä church in summer or winter? A great Transition. This postContinue reading “Kittilä Church”
See more winter and summer comparisons HERE and HERE.