May I introduce my self: I’m Havis Amanda, a nude statue in Helsinki. My father is Ville Vallgren, a Finnish sculptor. I was born in Paris 1906 and moved to Helsinki in 1908 where my home is at Market Square.
At Vappu (30th of April) university students wash me thoroughly, it’s a sort of the start of summer season for me. Then I take a shower every day until autumn. I dry myself with sun, wind and clouds. During winters I’m wearing a warm snow jacket.
I like to watch people, nothing much more to do. Sometimes I let the gulls rest on my head.