Several years ago I traveled in Finland and visited the city of Lahti. The city of Lahti is considered the gateway to lakeside Finland. The waterway that runs from Lake Vesijärvi provides an opportunity to get to central Finland. In summer, hikers and cyclists enjoy the beauty of the natural parks.
Not far from the city center, on a hill, there is an unusual Lanu Sculpture Park. I was surprised by the fantastic landscape of the park. In Lanu Sculpture Park (area 20 hectares) I got acquainted with the work of the Finnish sculptor Professor Olavi Lanu, his twelve unusual sculptures, installed in 1992.
Professor Olavi Lanu created his sculptures using natural materials such as stone and concrete, tree trunks and branches, mosses and lichens.
An arboretum is a tree nursery. There are many plant species in the southern Finland area. These are willows, oaks, pines, spruces and birches with dark red leaves, maples and lindens. Also lilies of the valley, Solomon seals, primroses and mosses are presented. I enjoyed the journey and the beauty of the lake combined with the stone sculptures.
Have you been to such parks? What do you think of stone and concrete sculptures?