We have only been once before to the light festival event in Helsinki. I think it was six years ago. It may have been the first time it was arranged. This time the event is from 4.1. – 8.1.2020. The route starts from the Senate square where the Church is lit with the art SunWind. Then it continues for about a 2,5 km long route where are 8 more arts to experience. The opening was yesterday at 5 pm. There was a lot of people. At the second stop, The Bridge, the line was looong. It felt like I stood in line for hours. But, from there on it was easier. The weather was nice. No snow, not slippery but, the wind was a bit chilly. So happy I was wearing enough of warm cloths. After the stop at number 5, the Large Fire Tornado, which is a kinetic fire installation which flame reaches a height of 16 m, we went home. There are four more arts we didn’t see. So, we either go to see them or then not.
In the end of August the Marita Liulia ehxibition Mysterium. The short, about 20 minutes, film was worth watching. She told so many things about her life and her works.
On Friday, November 8th we visited an other nice exhibition. The best place in the world to paint. Finnish and Swedish artists painting in Önningeby, Åland, during the summers at the end of the 19th century. Beautiful landscape paintings. Also this time we sat down to watch an about 20 minute film about the Rönningeby and the Artist. Next time, if there will be a next time, I visit Åland Islands I will visit Önningeby and the Önningeby museum.
In the beginning of September my husband told me there is new mural in Karakallio which is only a few kilometers from us. On the way to the grocery store we went to look for the mural which is situated only a few hundred meters from the grocery.The mural is painted by Jussi TwoSeven 2019. On the artist’s page I found the name of the painting. It is called Pandion Haliaetus Suteailah Nordnap.This next one by him I saw when we visited the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market on the 12th of October. It is called Strix Nebulosa. I like both of them. There still are a couple more I hope to see live and have the opportunity to take photos of.
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.
As I mentioned, in my previous post, I would together with a friend, go to visit the František Kupka exhibition on Tuesday. The exhibition contained a total of 150 works + the 52 minute long documentary/biography film. We liked both the film and the exhibition very much. We stayed there for about 2,5 hour and ended the visit with a cup of coffee and a sweet bun. Thank you my friend for a nice day.
Just a few snapshots.
What is better a way than to end the visit with a cup of coffee and a sweet bun.
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.