One Day in Helsinki, Finland | Baltic Sea Cruise

Continuing on our tour of the City, we traveled through Sibelius Park in the northwest quadrant of Helsinki, stopping at the monument dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

The monument, unveiled on September 7, 1967, originally created a debate about the merits and flaws of abstract art; as a result, an effigy of Sibelius was included in the work. The sculpture consists of a series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern. The purpose of the artist was to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius, one of his more famous compositions being Finlandia in 1889 and my favorite, the Finlandia Hymn. The monument weighs about 24 tons and measures 8.5 × 10.5 × 6.5 meters.

6 responses to “One Day in Helsinki, Finland | Baltic Sea Cruise

  1. If You were in Helsinki only one day, You saw a lot of things! Well, Helsinki is in beautiful town even in Winter. It is pity that You did not see the real Finland, outside Helsinki. To understand better my words, You cannot say that You know U.S.A. after visiting Miami! Anyway, it was very nice that You visited Finland, thank You. To get a tiny idea about Finland offers, check my:

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    • Thanks, Sartenada. Unfortunately, it was a whirlwind city tour, but enough to make me want to return. And your wonderful lake photos do too. What a magnificent collection of beautiful images of your countryside!

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