Category: Art

Visiting EMMA – the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in the WeeGee centre

The Espoo Musuem of Modern Art (EMMA) is located in the Tapiola suburb of Espoo, only a short bus ride…

City surprises #15: public art around Ruoholähti

Over Easter we spent some time in the suburb of Ruoholähti, in the south-western corner of Helsinki. The area was…

City Surprises #13

Walking home a few days ago I was surprised to see Sauli Niinistö (the current Finnish president) staring at me from…

Lux festival 2013: Light art installations in Helsinki

Each year, in the dark of the Finnish mid-winter, a festival of light art (i.e. art installations primarily using light)…

Paris: Day 2

Our second day in Paris (see photos from the first day in an earlier post) started with a walk around…

Paris: Day 1

Right at the end of August this year, we spent two days in Paris as a prelude to our summer…

City Surprises #10

Well, Pete is always posting the city surprises as he seems to be far more observant than I am in…

Everyday Discoveries design exhibit

Last week the Suvilahti complex hosted the Everyday Discoveries exhibition, as part of the World Design Capital program. The exhibition’s aim…

Night of the Arts: Helsinki 2012

The Night of the Arts is the biggest celebration in the annual Helsinki Festival – a whole day when the city…

City Surprises #9

Most of the things that I have labelled as “city surprises” have been lovely little details that I’ve passed by…

City surprises #5

A fair time ago, I spotted in the middle of Kampintori (central Helsinki; usually populated by skateboarders) a strange little…

Late last year Brigitte and I took a walk from our apartment up to Arabiaranta, a rapidly (re-)developing suburb sandwiched…

Activeark, the company that I am busy doing my internship with, is running a Christmas charity campaign. They have chosen…

A while ago I found a great source of random knickknacks and became inspired. Today I got out my tools…

The kolme seppä (the three smiths) must be one of the best recognized sculptures in Helsinki – one could argue…

Entering the Kaisaniemi Metro station I was pleasantly surprised to find myself among some modern “cave paintings”.   This was…

Well, this African is not in Finland at the moment. I am actually in the Netherlands. I have been looking…

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