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”

Sculptures of Helsinki

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”

Visiting Vallisaari

This year visiting Vallisaari has never been easier. Until spring of this year the island was closed to the public as it is owned by the Finnish defense forces, now, for the first time, it can be reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from the Helsinki’s Market Square. From Vallisaari you are provided with excellentContinue reading “Visiting Vallisaari”

The View From Kallio Church

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”

Sinebrychoff Tower

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”

Winter in the City

Last time I was in Helsinki during the summer I posted a photograph Summer in the City (seen above), now that I am back in Helsinki I have taken a similar image. The view was of Helsinki Harbor and the Finnair Skywheel. This time instead of a couple enjoying the sun I was greeted withContinue reading “Winter in the City”

Lost in Lapland

Summer seems like a distance memory. But to keep that memory alive I have been working on my first video with footage taken throughout the summer. Regular readers of my blog may recognise some scenes as I have been posting photographs of these experiences. It is my first attempt and I hope it is aContinue reading “Lost in Lapland”

A Year in Lapland

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”