An other mural in Karakallio. The first one was painted by Teemu Mäenpää in September 2017. I photographed it in January 2018. My blog post of Jan. 16th 2018. A second mural was painted by the Argentinean artist Pastel in May 2018. We don’t go to Karakallio often. But, we actually were in March this year. But, I forgot to look for the Pastel painting. Yesterday on the way back home we drove through Karakallio. Ones again, I said, stop, stop stop. My husband, as always, WHY ? I spotted the painting I told you about for several times. It was in the afternoon and the wall was on the shadow side. My first thought was to go back, e.g. today. But, decided not to. The photos are what they are.
In the end of February I showed my son the photos I took at Myyrmäki railway station. He said, you should go to the Malminkartano station. There are a lot of street art/murals. Both Myyrmäki and Malminkartano stations are not far from us. Only about 6-7 km. We were there yesterday. My son was right. There are many paintings. I didn’t photograph all of them. Here are some I took. Once again, I took way too many photos.
On Wednesday 27th we both went visiting an optician situated at the Myyrmäki mall. I had my eyes checked first. So while my husband’s eyes were checked I went for a walk. I decided to go to the railway station which is right outside the mall. It is a long time since I was there last. I think I have not seen the paintings before. Or, I may have, as my husband suggested, forgot ! Either way, I’m glad I walked there and got to see them now and shoot some nice photos. The paintings are huge, colorful and impressive.
I googled and found out many were painted in 2015 when the railway station was renovated as part of the Ring Rail Line opened in the summer 2015 connecting Helsinki Railway to Helsinki Airport.
Some of my Wednesday photos were no good so I went back on Thursday to take some more photos.
This one is a short walk from the station right in front of an underpass.
Some days ago my husband told me there is a new, 34 m high, mural in Pasila, Helsinki painted by Li-Hill a Canadian artist. He asked me would I be interested to go there to see it. Of course I was. We were there yesterday. On the way I said, I think there is still too much fog to be able to see it in full. Fortunately the fog had almost disappeared by the time we were there. The woman in the painting is Finnish and lives in Pasila. It is an impressive painting.
We had read about the mural in Karakallio painted by a Finnish artist Teemu Mäenpää. We, today, were in the neighbourhood in some errands and decided to drive there on the way back home. It’s a nice painting, isn’t it ? I like it. The story tells the couple in the painting lives there.
About three weeks ago, when we visited friends in Hämeenlinna, we together, went to look at the mural the Australian artist Guido van Helten just had started to paint. It already then looked fantastic. Our friends had told us he is now almost finished with painting. Yesterday on the way back from the automobil and road museum Mobilia in Kangasala via Hämeenlinna we again went there. The fog really was thick all day long. I thought it would be impossible to shoot any photos of the murals. Luckily right before in Hämeenlinna the fog disappeared. It still was gray but good enough visibility to shoot the murals. WOW ! He had finished two paintings and was working on a third one. They all are amazing, beautiful, breathtaking,huge, impressive . . .