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@helsinkifacades | Helsinki. One facade at a time!
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Helsinki Facades [ 393 ]
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Building: Rautatieasema / Central railway station.
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Where: Kaivokatu 1, Kluuvi.
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Who: Eliel Saarinen, 1919.
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Why: Because these statues are an iconic part of Helsinki and it is high time I share them here with you as well! 😍👌🏻
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Trivia: Lyhdynkantajat are statues located at the Central Railway Station of Helsinki. The statues were designed by sculptor Emil Wikström and they were completed 1914. They are part of the main facade of the station, which was designed by renowned architect Eliel Saarinen. The station represents national romantiscm / jugenstil style and it is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city of Helsinki.
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Did you know that Saarinen's first drafts of the station included statues of bears. I know, I can only bearly imagine that as well! (Pun intended;) The motif of bear is also present on National Museum's main staircase for example, which is also one of his buildings!
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Can you guess which material these statues are made of? Hint: It is one of the most plentiful natural materials we have here in Finland and the whole facade of the station is clad with it.
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Do you know more about this building? Share it in the comments! 🙋🏻‍♂️
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#helsinkifacades | #myhelsinki | #HFkluuvi
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    @helsinkifacades | Helsinki. One facade at a time!
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    Helsinki Facades [ 393 ]
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    Building: Rautatieasema / Central railway station.
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    Where: Kaivokatu 1, Kluuvi.
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    Who: Eliel Saarinen, 1919.
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    Why: Because these statues are an iconic part of Helsinki and it is high time I share them here with you as well! 😍👌🏻
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    Trivia: Lyhdynkantajat are statues located at the Central Railway Station of Helsinki. The statues were designed by sculptor Emil Wikström and they were completed 1914. They are part of the main facade of the station, which was designed by renowned architect Eliel Saarinen. The station represents national romantiscm / jugenstil style and it is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city of Helsinki.
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    Did you know that Saarinen's first drafts of the station included statues of bears. I know, I can only bearly imagine that as well! (Pun intended;) The motif of bear is also present on National Museum's main staircase for example, which is also one of his buildings!
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Can you guess which material these statues are made of? Hint: It is one of the most plentiful natural materials we have here in Finland and the whole facade of the station is clad with it.
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    Do you know more about this building? Share it in the comments! 🙋🏻‍♂️
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    #helsinkifacades | #myhelsinki | #HFkluuvi
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    What happens when you throw up boiling hot tea into the air when it’s below freezing? Magic that’s what.
    Because the water in the air is super energetic, it freezes instantly and dances in the light creating this super cool effect. Easy to see why everyone loves doing this when it gets cold outside.

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