Further reading: Explore The Budapest Metro Melbourne by tram, a city known for its extensive tram network.
As we where staying in an Air BnB a short walk in one direction from Central Station and Queen Victoria Markets in the other, it was easy to get around Melbourne by foot. I find it’s the best way to see a city and stumble across a place you aren’t expecting. And that was exactlyContinue reading “Melbourne Trams”
Sculpture of Helsinki #21 ROAR27 is the latest work by Jussi TwoSeven and can be found on the platform of Kamppi Metro Station. The exhibit space is operated by HAM Helsinki and features different artist depending on the current theme of the museum. Having art in public spaces is an excellent way to expand people’s horizons,Continue reading “Art in the Metro”
Over the years that I have lived in Helsinki I have become to rely on the metro to move around the city, as many others do too. It has also been a place for me to explore my photography. Though Helsinki metro doesn’t have the wow factor that other systems may have (I am thinkingContinue reading “Helsinki Metro”
Sculpture of Helsinki #20 Network is an installation that begins on the upper level of the University of Helsinki metro station (formerly Kaisaniemi) from Annikki Luukela. It is different coloured lights that continue from a glass wall filled with lights down the escalators to the metro level, much like the tiled installation at Ruoholahti metroContinue reading “Network”
Sculptures of Helsinki #17 Just like the University of Helsinki metro station, Ruoholahti metro station is one large piece of art. The station is decorated with white and blue ceramic tiles that culminates with a stepped plinth on the platform level that is characteristic of a piazza. The station opened in 1993 with the installationContinue reading “Going Underground”
Arabia is a neighborhood about 5km from Helsinki City Center, where city meets nature with parks, cycle paths and nature reserves. From 1550-1640 Helsinki Old Town wasn’t far from here until it was moved to its current location. The neighborhood is home to the Arabia ceramics factory that has since become an icon of theContinue reading “Arabia”
This week’s Dogwood challenge is Transport. Riding the tram to other neighborhoods is the local way to see the city of Helsinki. The mural in the background summarises the area of Arabia, a well-known neighborhood in Helsinki.