Helsinki City Hall by night


A rainy night in Helsinki.
The City Hall is facing the empty market square.
The seagulls are away.
A lonely tram tries to keep the street alive.

Helsinki City Hall, March 10, 2014

Helsinki City Hall, March 10, 2014

(Nokia Lumia 1020, from a car window with a bean bag support, processed with Lightroom 5 and OnOne Perfect Effects.)

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2 Responses to Helsinki City Hall by night

  1. Rigby says:

    Imperial Grandeur glowering over a plain as barren and devoid of life as the empire builders themselves were devoid of everything except lust for wealth and power, no matter the cost to the Earth or its inhabitants. I used to be so impressed with these monuments to avarice…chateaux, palaces, grand public buildings, but I guess I’ve lived too long and seen too much of the way the world’s movers and shakers operate to remain in awe. My dark thoughts are a response to your excellent photography, so I won’t apologise. It is a characteristic of good art that is has a universal significance beyond the superficial image. It says something to everyone, often suggesting opposing responses…that’s its value. I imagine that inside there’s a magnificent vestibule and a few grand salons…surrounded by mean little poorly lit rooms for the clerks to toil.
    Thanks for giving me something to think about.

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