Havis Amanda

Posted by Mirjam (Kyiv, Ukraine) on 20 April 2014 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Sculpture Ville Vallgren himself simply called the work Merenneito (English: The Mermaid), but it quickly started to get additional nicknames. The Finland-Swedish newspapers dubbed it Havis Amanda and the Finnish Haaviston Manta or simply Manta. Havis Amanda is the common name used in brochures and travel guides.

Every year on Vappu, Manta serves as a centrepiece for the celebrations. Students of the local universities put a cap on the statue in an elaborate ceremony. For many it is a "must see" event.

I am enjoing my hometown Helsinki.

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It all started when my husband and I saw wild dogs taking care of the street children.
A question came: "Does these dogs care more for the children, than people do?"
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omid from mashhad, Iran

wooow!
very nice shot
with beautiful composition, selective colors & lighting!
Amazing & lovely!

20 Apr 2014 6:49am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for your explanation Mirjam! Very interesting! Happy Easter friend! Best, Adela

20 Apr 2014 12:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for your explanation Mirjam! Very interesting! Happy Easter friend! Best, Adela

20 Apr 2014 12:01pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you, I wish you the same.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty shot of these statues

20 Apr 2014 2:15pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good capture. I also like how you stopped the water.

20 Apr 2014 5:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's a beautiful sculpture. I would like to see the festivities.

20 Apr 2014 11:56pm

@Steve Rice: Worth of visiting Finland that time of year. 30.4 . The serious , quiet finnish people are something else that eve.

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh génial cette fontaine,bon cadrage

21 Apr 2014 7:34am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful in B&W - I like how you captured the spout of water too.

21 Apr 2014 1:39pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Superbe ! *****

21 Apr 2014 4:13pm

AMIR BABA from TEHRAN, Iran

EXCELLENT

22 Apr 2014 4:10pm

 

Sony ILCE-7
1/1250 second
F/2.8
ISO 100
16 mm

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