Where did the summer disappear???
Finnisch sky in May. Can it get any duller?
A room with a view,
admitted, here the curtain adds some more shade of gray.
All hop-on-hop-buses lacking tourists, just parking.
This I also have to post.
At the Helsinki railway station there is this hamburger place.
This "jugendstil" building was designed
by world famous architect Eero Saarinen.
In the restaurant there is a painting
by famous Finnish painter Eero Järnefelt,
showing a landscape of lake Pielinen.
Okay, Burger King is also famous, world famous.
BUT WHY IN HERE???
The best thing to escape the gray city landscape
is to visit the TOVE JANSSON exhibition in Ateneum Art Hall.
ABSOLUTELY worth seeing.
I must admit I never knew how a productive artist Tove Jansson was.
Yes, everybody knows her as the creator of Moomin characters,
but you have to see her numerous paintings.
Also reflecting the war times in Helsinki.
Such a historical flash back.
Go and see!
Pikku Myy is a small, determined and fiercely independent Mymble.
Little My is brash, aggressive, mischievous and disrespectful,
but can also be a good friend when she wants to. (Wikipedia)
PS. No, I am not the Pikku Myy!
I got NUUSKAMUIKKUNEN / Snufkin:
You are a carefree hobo who comes and goes as you please.
You believe that too many possessions
make life unnecessarily complicated.
You are not so much interested in the names
of the places you go but rather in the trip itself.
Portraits and especially self portraits
form an interesting category in the artist’s abundant output;
her self portraits reflect the freedom and independence
that were so vital to the artist.
In the standard exhibition in Ateneum you find standard Finnish art like
If, for any reason, you are not able to travel to Helsinki now,
get your bones to Frankfurt,
there'll be a great exhibition in the SCHIRN Art Hall
showing this fantastic artist's oeuvre.