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.

We are helping children in Ukraine.

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?"
We moved to Ukraine, run a children's home "Friend's House", help children in need, underage mothers ...

Photo is a powerful instrument to tell the story. I want to learn more about photo with, looking your photos, learning and I value your honest feedback on my images.


With love to God and the children!


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