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Imposing Statue within the grounds of Observatory Hill. Great spot on the edge of the park overlooking the port and significant to the relevance of the statue concerning the Shipwrecked family of the statue.
Passion and fear come to life in this magnificent statue depicting a desperate shipwrecked family. A visit is well worth the short uphill walk, and has the added bonus of a great view of the harbor.
The only shortcoming is that there is no information...More
The dynamism and activity portrayed is tremendous. Not representing any actual shipwreck, it symbolises the dangers of seafaring, but also I think the long struggles of the Finnish people down the years.
The father is waving frantically to attract attention while holding a toddler in...More
The statue shows a shipwrecked family struggling on a raft between the waves.
It was cast in bronze in Paris in 1898. The pedestal is a Finnish granit.
Unveiled the 18th November 1898, a time when no a single tree was around, the view was...More
I think that the sculpture by Robert Stigell is one of the best in Helsinki.
It is situated 30 metres above ground level on Observatory Hill, overlooking the wharf for Silja Line vessels, and is accessible via a series if quite steep steps.
This statue stands in a hill park near the cruise ship station.
The sculpture was made some 130 ago by Stigell, the French artist.
The area offers an obstructed view of part of the city, you csn take some pictures from this height