Lights are on in Helsinki! What a feeling! So far the winter in Helsinki has been extremely dark and rainy with zero snow and zero sunshine. This is the reason why we got so excited earlier today when the Lux Helsinki Light Festival shedded new light on the Finnish capital city.The playground for Lux Helsinki Light Festival this year is the impressive Helsinki city centre district of Kaartinkaupunki, where the streets, squares and Continue reading
Lux Helsinki light festival and freezing cold weather conditions are here again! Every year they seem to arrive hand in hand. With arctic temperatures down to -20 degrees below zero and harsh wind I braved the cold and headed out to explore Lux Helsinki on Thursday, the first night of the five-day festival (5–9 Jan 2017).Last year I was impressed by Lux Helsinki art installations more than ever and it felt like an exciting and colourful winter wonderland in the darkness. So this year my expectations were Continue reading
Helsinki is full of interesting museums and now that it is the darkest time of year with short, grey and gloomy days I decided to go out there to explore the museum scene of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
As I mentioned earlier, I have never been a big fan of museums and never in a million years thought I would get excited about museums but on my explorations I actually found some great gems and fantastic sources of inspiration. Did I find the inner artist or historian in me? Not really, but it did widen my horizons a bit more and I did enjoy a great deal!
Oh and one great tip: some museums in Helsinki offer Continue reading
I am not the biggest fan of museums but when something out of the ordinary comes up, like the colourful exhibition In Infinity by Yayoi Kusama at HAM Helsinki Art Museum at Tennis Palace (Tennispalatsi) in Helsinki city centre, I could not wait to have the opportunity to visit.Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who creates lots of different types of art – installations, paintings, sculptures. And they all have one thing in common – polka dots.
The museum entrance was all painted with polka dots in red and white and once I reached the top of Continue reading
Last night at sunset I took the opportunity to visit Oil Silo 468 (Öljysäiliö 468), a retired oil silo on the sea shores of Helsinki, that a couple of years ago was transformed into a permanent urban light installation.Oil Silo 468 is most definitely a hidden secret of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, as it is rarely open to the public but now during Continue reading
On Thursday this week during the annual one-day festival, Night of the Arts, Helsinki truly did its best to organise a wide range cultural events, exhibitions, workshops, performances and surprises to people of all ages.
The Night of the Arts in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is actually a festival within a festival, taking place every August during the fortnight of Helsinki Festival, locally Continue reading