Helsinki center has cheered up and become more lively after the recent opening of Amos Rex Art Museum there. This inspired me to take a walk in the Helsinki center, especially since the weather was warm and sunny and Helsinki Design Week 2018 had started.
Keskuskatu, one of the streets in the very center of Helsinki has become a pleasant and stylish pedestrian street over the years. For the time being it also features a Helsinki Design Week 2018 -booth, from which event information is shared both to tourists and local passers-by.
A short walk in the center of Helsinki also stimulated the need for traveling abroad:
Keskuskatu with its tourists reminded me of any European metropolis, and even the helmet wearing passengers with the scooter stopped in the traffic lights resembled the streets of Rome.
But when I went for the first time to Baana, the pedestrian/cycling street in the Helsinki center, I was truly fascinated after seeing them benches for one person only.
I had admired that kind of benches earlier in Stockholm and wondered why we don’t have them in Helsinki – and all this time they might have existed by this pedestrian street, which has been easing the life of the cyclists as well in the Helsinki center since 2012.
Yes, I really walked through the promenade for the first time in 2018. And I must admit – it was a refreshing experience – I liked it even more than the lovely bike / pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, as “hygge” as they might be, since in Helsinki the road was much more spacious and safer for its passengers.
Afternoon car jams were only humming somewhere far off in the upper air when I walked from Kamppi to Kiasma, the museum of contemporary art, and towards Oodi, a new and magnificent library being built in Helsinki.
The capital of Finland is really changing for the better. It’s really worth for tourists to come and bloggers to blog.
Helsinki Design Week is a 13 year old annual event presenting Finnish design in Helsinki, and this year’s novelty is the Children’s Design Week. You can find the entire Helsinki Design Week 2018 -program at https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com.
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Indivue is active in the social media, both in English and in Finnish.
Here’s the Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017 –
The tweets were dealing with issues like Finland’s 100th year of Independence,
the Best sights in New Delhi, India, according to Indivue, photographs of India in colour,
Helsinki Matka2017 Travel Fair, straight flights in-between Goa and Helsinki, Goa beaches
in general and Bollywood movies.
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— INDIVUE (@indivuecom) January 1, 2017
The best sights in New Delhi, India https://t.co/LqKX45V4eV
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Vuosaari has got to be the most beautiful part of the capital of Finland, Helsinki, with its forests and beautiful beaches by the sea, where nature is very much alive and present.
You can get to Vuosaari easily by metro from the Helsinki centre, or even straight by ship from Germany. Have not yet tried that ship though, but it’s on my list.
Smaller boats will take you to Kaunissaari and Hakaniemi from Vuosaari during summertime, and nowadays even supping is also common there. It looks like a fun thing to do!
Picnic by the Vuosaari beach is a nice timepass on a sunny day during summertime and there’s also a few nice restaurants and cafes worth paying a visit.
In the video attached you can see few of them Vuosaari beaches during summer, with images and music by Indivue.
Check also other videos from Helsinki from Indivue Helsinki playlist
Now in Helsinki, Finland, you have an excellent chance to get unique art on your wall, because at the moment there in the groupartexhibition in Kaapelitehdas, Puristamo, is my drawing of Vanhankaupunginkoski, which is a beautiful place in Helsinki with river rapids running to the sea. Vanhankaupunginkoski is definitely worth seeing.
The exhibition in guestion is open in Kaapelitehdas until 18.9. and there’s also fabulous art ceramics exhibiting from Poland at the same time with Finnish art, until day after tomorrow. Very much recommendable.
Also in the same exhibition until Sunday is my painting, Anonymous, of which the image displayed is from.
Get yourself art with a story!
Find some Abstract Digital Paintings from earlier years of Indivue in the attached link.