True Nordic Culture Explored
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Freshly sprayed mural

Grafitti sprayers compete weekly with mind-blowing new murals in Suvilahti, Helsinki. Each week you can find new works, and each time sprayers painted over some other artists murals.

Artists, culture, Finland, graffiti, lifestyle

#art  #contemporary art  #culture  #finland  #graffiti  #helsinki  #kalasatama  #murals  #spray can  #streetart  #suvilahti  #wall painting

One band to see

Suspekt is a band to see, even if you don't understand a word in Danish, their spectacular show is worth to experience live.

Artists, concerts, culture, Denmark, music, scandinavia

#bornholm  #concert  #culture  #dansk rap  #denmark  #experience  #festival  #hiphop  #island  #performance  #scandinavia  #suspekt  #valotv  #wonderfestiwall

Artist at work

Artist at work in his studio. Alvar Gullichsen is a multi-gifted Finnish artist who is primarily known as a painter and sculptor. This image was taken in October 2013.

art, Artists, portrait

#alvar gullichsen  #art  #artist  #culture  #helsinki  #painter  #paintings  #portrait  #sculptor  #studio

Berry picker

There are many ways how to pick blueberries. I would use my hands, but of course, there exist berry picking tools like the rake depictured which helps quick and effortless to pull off berries without pulling the leaves.

culture, nature, nordic, people

#berries  #berry picker  #berry picking  #blueberries  #finland  #forest  #health  #male  #nature  #outdoor  #summer  #work

Writer's panel

A writer's panel moderated by Taru Torika from Radio Helsinki with Finnish rock musician and author Kauko Röyhkä and novelists Miki Liukkonen and Ann-Mari Leinonen.

culture, lifestyle, literature, nordic, radio

#ann-mari leinonen  #culture  #finland  #helsinki  #kauko röyhkä  #miki liukkonen  #radio helsinki  #saimaa  #taru torika  #teurastamo  #writer panel

Saimaa

Saimaa band portrait taken at Teurastamo in Helsinki.

Artists, portrait

#helsinki  #music band  #portrait  #saimaa  #teurastamo

In chord (Saimaa)

Saimaa won numerous awards for the most popular rock music album of the year 2015 in Finland. Most of the compositions are made by Matti Mikkola (the guitarist with the white sweater) who performs his energetic orchestral works with many musicians.

culture, performance

#concert  #finland  #helsinki  #live  #music  #performance  #saimaa  #teurastamo  #urban culture centre

Despite rain, true fans

Despite few rain showers, the audience of Finnish band Saimaa stayed true fans chanting and listening to their music.

architecture, culture, nordic, people, performance

#concert  #finland  #helsinki  #live  #music  #performance  #saimaa  #terraces  #teurastamo  #urban culture centre

Second-hand selling

Teurastamo is the new urban food centre with numerous restaurants and bars in Helsinki. The spacious outdoor space is used for all kind of arrangements ranging from live music concerts, festivals, panels to second-hand selling clothing, ceramics and records.

architecture, culture, experience, people

#collectors  #culture  #records  #second-hand  #teurastamo  #urban culture centre

Son de Cuba

Finnish people love the sound of Cuban music. In Helsinki, one of the greatest places to enjoy Finnish jazz or Latin-American performed live music is Juttatupa. This pub and restaurant with live music stage is one of Helsinki's oldest establishments.

culture, multiculturality, music, people, performance

#concert  #cuban folk music  #culture  #finland  #helsinki  #jazz club  #juttutupa  #live music  #multiculturalism  #people  #performance  #restaurant  #rumbatupa  #son de cuba

Very central

Probably from this angle a very central spot in the city of Helsinki. The yellow building is the main post office, in the middle is the main railway station and on the left SOKOS downtown department store belonging to largest Finnish retail chain S Group. Image is taken from the rooftop of the Bio Rex cinema.

architecture, city, nordic, scandinavia

#architecture  #cars  #city  #finland  #glaspalatset  #helsinki  #lasipalatsi  #museum  #nordic  #outdoor  #post office  #railway station  #retail  #rooftops  #sculpture  #sokos  #store  #street

As seen from above

A magic view from the rooftop of the Bio Rex Helsinki to the contemporary museum of art Kiasma, the statue of General Mannerheim and the vibrant main street in the centre of Helsinki: Aleksanterinkatu.

architecture, city

#architecture  #cars  #city  #finland  #glaspalatset  #helsinki  #kiasma  #lasipalatsi  #museum  #outdoor  #rooftops  #sculpture  #street

Windmill park

When walking towards to Oresund Bridge, a whole new landscape opens up how people live nearby in Bunkeflostrand and what is their view from the shore revealing, for example, the Lillgrund wind farm.

#landscape  #nature  #nordic  #northern europe  #oresund  #scandinavia  #scenery  #sea  #sky  #sverige  #sweden  #water  #windmills  #øresund

The oldest hotel in town

The oldest hotel in Malmö. This 14th-century construction is the first building complex you can see when you leave the Malmö Central Railway Station through the main entrance. In 1862 it became the Hotel Savoy, and still, the building is a hotel after a century.

architecture, city, scandinavia

#architecture  #city  #construction  #culture  #hotel  #hotel savoy  #malmo  #scandinavia  #sverige  #sweden

Requiem for Timpani

On stage in the concert hall at Malmö Live performing in touch-free interaction a requiem with Timpani without Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

architecture, culture, experience

#architecture  #city  #concert hall  #culture  #event centre  #indoor  #kettledrums  #konserthus  #malmo  #malmö live  #percussion  #scandinavia  #skåne  #stage  #sverige  #sweden  #timpani

Cross junction

In the summer time in Helsinki, you can discover many old timer vintage cars like for example this Volvo. In the background, you get a glimpse of the Helsinki Cathedral and surrounding Jugendstil buildings.

architecture, city, culture, nordic

#architecture  #car  #cobblestone  #culture  #finland  #helsinki  #jugendstil  #people  #senate square  #suomi  #tuomiokirkko  #vintage car  #volvo

Rooftops of Helsinki

A view of a part of rooftops in the city centre of Helsinki, Finland. This is the view from the roof of Lasiplatsi, one of most notable functionalist buildings of the city. The backside of the signage lighting belongs to a restaurant in the constructed dwelling. Moreover, it shows a look towards one of the properties of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki, also the Stockmann department store and corner of the Forum shopping mall.

architecture, city, culture, nordic

#architecture  #city  #cityscape  #culture  #finland  #functionalism  #glaspalatset  #helsinki  #lasipalatsi  #nordic  #outdoor  #rooftops  #scenery  #signage lighting

Participatory design

Malmö Konsthall's approach to a co-operative design involving various stakeholders in the design process of decorating a separate part of the art hall with Islamic geometry and patterns.

art, design, education, experience, people

#architecture  #art  #children  #collaboration  #contemporary art  #culture  #malmo  #malmo konsthall  #multiculturalism  #nordic  #participatory design  #people  #scandinavia  #sverige  #sweden

Malmö Konsthall vernissage

Lars Englund & Gerry Johansson vernissage at the Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. Lars Englund (b. 1933) presented his sculptures while Gerry Johansson (b. 1945) introduced to his black & white photography of empty places in urban scene context or romantic rural from the seventies and later.

#architecture  #art  #contemporary art  #culture  #exhibition hall  #gerry johansson  #konst  #lars englund  #malmo  #malmo konsthall  #people  #scandinavia  #sculptures  #sweden  #vernissage

Brygge Bridge

Brygge Bridge opened in 2006 to the public and was the first bridge reserved for cyclists and pedestrians only. The bridge connects Islands Brygge with Vesterbro and is one of the greatest shortcuts between these two city districts.

#architecture  #brygge bridge  #canal  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #havneholmen  #islands brygge  #københavn  #people  #scandinavia  #summer  #swimming  #sydhavnen  #water scooter  #waterfront

Modern apartments

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects finished the Havneholmen residential building in 2008. The European awarded housing complex stands out in its appearance for varying building heights of the apartments and the visual tone.

#architecture  #city  #construction  #copenhagen  #culture  #denmark  #havneholmen  #islands brygge  #københavn  #lundgaard tranberg architects  #scandinavia  #summer  #sydhavnen  #waterfront