Monday, July 26, 2021

The Sculpture Park in Finland

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?



 

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos from Finland, Nadezda.
    The sculptures looks very special, and they are all so beautiful. The lake looks so quitet and peaceful.

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    1. I agree Marit these sculptures are special.
      Hugs!

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  2. We have a sculpture park near us at Bretton where they have sculptures created by Henry Moore amongst others.

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    1. I'm interested in Henry Moore park Sue. I will read about on internet.

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  3. The sculptures are evocative and fit the landscape well. Oh to have the creative mind to come up with the ideas, let alone complete the work.

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    1. You're coming up with interesting ideas, David. I always read your posts and learn a lot about nature.

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  4. What a wonderful park, it must be very nice to walk around.
    Interesting and beautiful sculptures. I loved all your photos.
    Hugs and all the best

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    1. This park is unusual Maria, glad you liked my photos.

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  5. Boa tarde Nadezda. Que vontade de ir nesse parque maravilhoso. Parabéns pelo seu trabalho excelente.

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    1. Luiz, este lugar es maravillos, tienes razon.

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  6. Finland must be beautiful, Nadezda. I really like sculptures!
    Have a nice new week!
    Hugs!

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    1. I agree Tania, Finland is the beautiful country.

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  7. What a beautiful park! It would be great to visit this wonderful place someday! A few years ago I was in a rock town in Adrspach in the Czech Republic and I was delighted with the rock massifs created by nature !
    Greetings

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    1. Ela, the best sculptor is a nature. Therefore these sculptures of concrete, mosses and lichens look very natural.

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  8. Looks like this type of parks is in trend in nowdays... I think it is is great idea.

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    1. Is it in trend Irina? I've not known :-)

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    2. I’ve been in a couple of this type in New Jersey and New York State. Different type of sculpture, but the idea is the same.
      Here are the links:
      Innusfree Garden -
      https://asu-pm-ik.blogspot.com/2014/08/blog-post_65.html?m=1
      Grounds for Sculpture -
      https://photos.app.goo.gl/TBa3GTyA8kMVRfgW7

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    3. Thank you Irina for links.

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  9. A beautiful park where you can watch real art. I like these sculptures.
    I am delighted with your photos.
    Hugs and greetings, Nadezda:)

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    1. I'm glad you liked sculptures and my photos, Lucja.
      Hugs!

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  10. Me encantaría conocerlo, las esculturas me encantan están muy bien integradas en el paisaje. Abrazos.

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    1. Si, tienes razon Teresa las esculturas estan realizadas con materiales naturales.

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  11. Hello Nadezda ! What a beautiful place to wonder around. The sculptures seem to be part of the forest they are so natural looking. It must have been a wonderful tour through this gorgeous area. Finland has always had my curiosity, now I know a little more about it, thank you !

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    1. You're welcome Joy. When I visited this park, I was struck by the unusual view, and it seemed to me that sculptures appeared in the landscape, which is why they are so natural.

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  12. I like land art and it seems to be at very nice place, you visited. I'd like such rustic sculptures in my garden, but it is way too small.
    Lisbeth

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    1. I understand your desire to have such a sculpture in your garden. I would also like, especially as in photo # 8. Our gardens are small for large sculptures. What a pity :-)

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  13. The sculptures are in harmony with the forest.

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  14. Me ha encantado verlo y descubrir las diferentes esculturas. Están perfectas. Preciosa entrada amiga. Gracias.
    Buen fin de semana Nadezda. Cuídate
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Esculturas son interesantes creadas a partir de materiales naturales: piedra, hormigón y musgo, Laura.
      Buen fin de semana,
      un abrazo.

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