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Feature of Observatory hill

Imposing Statue within the grounds of Observatory Hill. Great spot on the edge of the park... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Statue of The Shipwrecked

Passion and fear come to life in this magnificent statue depicting a desperate shipwrecked family... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Dianne J
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6 Sep 2018
“Feature of Observatory hill”
5 Jun 2018
“Statue of The Shipwrecked”
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

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. Great viewing!

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Dianne J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

Thank permia
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Eric_PAQUAY
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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. The hill...More

1  Thank POstcardswa
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

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

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