Walking along Simonkatu (opposite Forum) recently I noticed that a few of the paving stones looked different from the rest of the sidewalk… indeed, the first of these silvery tiles looked like a warped metal plate. But actually these 20-odd tiles comprise an artwork (Hiljaisuuden jalanjäljet/ Silent Footprints) by Andy Best and Merja Puustinen, reminding those who walk by of how recently these animals still roamed this area. The artists made the casts of the spoor in Nordic zoos – I’m not sure if that is intentional irony?

Fox spoor on Simonkatu

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