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Guided tours to architectural history of Helsinki

If you are interested in architecture in Helsinki, the Museum of Finnish Architecture offers you a chance to learn about Finnish history, people, building materials and techniques in Helsinki architecture on a guided tour. Tours depart from the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Kasarmikatu 24), from Tuesday to Saturday at 11am in July and August. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the tours focus on historical Helsinki. On Wednesdays and Saturdays the tours explore Ullanlinna district that is famous for it´s Art Noveau style and parks. Fridays tour focuses on architecture of famous Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. Tours are guided in English and the duration is 2 hours. Price for the tours is 10€ per person.

Huvilakatu in Ullanlinna district. Image: Grünberg Constantin 1955 / Helsinki City Museum.
Huvilakatu in Ullanlinna district. Image: Grünberg Constantin 1955 / Helsinki City Museum.
Helsinki railway station is one of the buildings designed by Eliel Saarinen. Image: Pietinen Aarne Oy / Helsinki City Museum.
Helsinki railway station is one of the buildings designed by Eliel Saarinen. Image: Pietinen Aarne Oy / Helsinki City Museum.

More information: http://www.mfa.fi/summerhelsinki2019

Heavenly Colours − Blue and Gold exhibition at Sinebrychoff Art Museum

A new exhibition Heavenly Colours − Blue and Gold has opened at Sinebrychoff Art Museum on 28th of March. Blue and Gold have been historically considered one of the most precious colors and materials. Heavenly Colours − Blue and Gold is a collection exhibition where these two colors lie at the core of the presented artwork. Exhibition consist of works of artists like Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Arthur William Finch and Wäinö Aaltonen. Exhibition is open until 25.8.2019.

Maljakko ja sinisiä figuureja - Alfred William Finch. Image: Hannu Aaltonen / Finnish National Gallery
Maljakko ja sinisiä figuureja – Alfred William Finch. Image: Hannu Aaltonen / Finnish National Gallery
Yves Klein - Victoire de Samothrake, Didrichsen Art Museum Image: Jussi Pakkala
Yves Klein – Victoire de Samothrake, Didrichsen Art Museum Image: Jussi Pakkala

Nikolai Sinebrychoff started the Sinebrychoff brewery in 1819, that later grew into a successful corporation. The Sinebrychoff family was a keen supporter of art and culture. Their cultural heritage still lives for example in Helsinki City Theater and in Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. The museum is located at Bulevardi 40, which previously was the home of Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff. Paul And Fanny were active collectors of art, and after a few decades their collection grew into the largest private collection in the Nordic countries. Fanny Sinebrychoff donated the collection in 1921 to state of Finland. The House Museum of Paul and Fanny Sinebrychoff that is located at the Second floor of the museum still holds most of this collection. Red Cellar of the museum currently holds exhibition The Sinebrychoff Brewing Family that presents the history of the family in more detail.

Gustavian Room - Sinebrychoff Art Museum Image: Arno de la Chapelle / Finnish National Gallery
Gustavian Room – Sinebrychoff Art Museum Image: Arno de la Chapelle / Finnish National Gallery

More details and the opening hours can be found from Homepage of Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

Iconic Finnish fish soup in three style

Fish soup belongs to modern as well as to traditional Finnish kitchen. Finland has thousands of lakes and fish soup has always been eaten in the whole country. Finnish fish soup traditionally includes salmon or other fatty fish, often accompanied with some lean fish. The other main ingredients are broth, onion or leek and potato and other root vegetables. Milk or cream is often used in the broth, and the dish is garnished with dill. Rye bread, which is a Finnish household staple is traditionally served with the soup.

We present here three delicious versions from Helsinki restaurants.

Enjoy your favorite!

Food Market Herkku

Fish soup á la chef Eero Vottonen. Local Fish by the season, crème fraîche and lemon. This fish soup served in two sizes.

https://www.foodmarketherkku.fi/

Fish soup á la chef at Food Market Herkku Image: Ideal Helsinki

Bistro Story

Creamy salmon soup garnished with dill in Bistro Story at Kauppahalli.

https://www.restaurantstory.fi/

Salmon soup at Restaurant Story Image: Ideal Helsinki

Kolme Kruunua

Traditional salmon soup with rye bread is served at restaurant Kolme Kruunua, which is a traditional restaurant established in Helsinki already in the 1950s.

https://www.kolmekruunua.fi/en/

Salmon soup at Kolme Kruunua. Image: Ideal Helsinki

Images: Ideal Helsinki.

The Best Of Björn -exhibition in Helsinki


The Best Of Björn -exhibition brings selected works of jewellery designer and sculptor Björn Weckström to Lapponia jewellery´s flagship store in Helsinki.

Björn Weckström is one of the most famous Finnish and internationally well known jewelry designer. He has designed more than 1 500 pieces of contemporary jewelry to Lapponia Jewelry collections.

Weckström has created sculptural gold and silver items over half a century to Lapponia, and some of them have been already in collection in the 1960’s. The inspiration to his works comes from the rugged beauty of Nordic nature, winter and ice. Björn Weckström´s collections were considered revolutionary already decades ago.

One significant milestone for his career was the cooperation with George Lucas in the Star Wars movies. The famous creations worn by Princess Leia in the movie are Planetoid Valleys necklace and Darina’s bracelet – two jewelry pieces from the Lapponia´s Space Silver collection. These two jewelry items are still available in Lapponia’s collection of today.

The Best Of Björn jewelry exhibition takes place at the Lapponia Jewelry Flagship Store in Helsinki. A couple of jewelry rarities of the exhibition are also for sale.

The exhibition is open until January 31st. Free entrance.

More information on Facebook.

Venue: Kalevala Koru,
Pohjoisesplanadi 25-27

Image: Lapponia Jewellery

Four ideas for your snacks in Helsinki

Four snacks or lunch ideas in Helsinki.

Do you need a break for lunch or snacks? Try these:

  • A tapas and wine bar Café Kruunu in the heart of Helsinki. Tapas are served from 3 pm.
  • Street food at restaurant Going Greek in Helsinki. These gyros are served all day long.
  • Restaurant Wine&View (boarding area, terminal 2) at the Helsinki Airport. A plate of Finnish “tapas” on choice.
  • Easy and light vegetarian lunch – artichoke – at  Mat Catering. Also as  take-away.

Santeri Salokivi exhibition 18.5.-3.6.2018

Santeri Salokivi self-portrait.

The recently found works of the impressionist painter Santeri Salokivi  can be seen at the exhibition of Galerie Donner 18.5-3.6.2018.  Santeri Salokivi, born in Turku Finland  (1886−1940), is one of the most internationally well known Finnish painters. These paintings and other works  have been found recently and are on the stage for the first time ever at Galerie Donner.

For further information: Santeri Salokivi – exhibition:  open  18.−27.5.2018 Galerie Donner, Merikatu 1, Helsinki.

Photo: Matias Uusikylä.