Wednesday, January 8, 2014

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

Helsinki, 5 degrees


Some days ago I finally got to experience this year's Lux Helsinki! Lux Helsinki is one of my all time favorite events in Helsinki - an annual highlight you could say. The free urban event Lux Helsinki offers unique light experiences during the darkest time of the year. Today is the last day of the event for this year.

Joitakin päivä sitten kävin viimein ja vihdoin kokemassa tämän vuotisen Lux Helsingin! Lux Helsinki on yksi suosikkitapahtumistani Helsingissä - todellinen vuosittainen kohokohta! Tämä maksuton kaupunkitapahtuma tarjoaa ainutlaatuisia elämyksiä vuoden pimeimpänä aikana. Tänään on tapahtuman viimeinen päivä. 

This year's exciting and surprising route consists of twelve beautiful light installations. Me and my boy followed most of the route and were lead from the Senate Square to the commercial center of the city, then along the shore of Töölönlahti bay, past the National Opera’s amphitheatre to the Hesperia Park. We also visited the National Museum, the Hakasalmi Villa and the Helsinki Music Centre. 

Tänä vuonna tapahtumassa ovat mukana yhteensä kaksitoista vaikuttavaa ja yllätyksellistä valotaideteosta. Kuljimme poikaystäväni kanssa suurimman osan reitistä, joka johdatteli meitä Senaatintorilta Töölönlahden rannan puolta pitkin Kansallisoopperan amfiteatterin, Hesperian puiston, Kansallismuseon, Hakasalmen huvilan, Musiikkitalon, VR:n makasiinin ja Kansalaistorin kautta Uudelle ylioppilastalolle.

Many of the light installations had music as well, and watching the pieces of art was actually quite touching. It's incredible how light, especially combined with music, can affect us emotionally. You can read more about the event and details about the light installations on the Lux Helsinki website. Have a look at the beautiful light installations! 

Moneen valotaideteokseen kuului myös mukaansatempaava musiikki, ja minun on pakko myöntää, että mielestäni juuri nämä teokset olivat koskettavimpia. On uskomatonta huomata miten valo, varsinkin yhdistettynä musikkiin, voi vaikuttaa meihin tunnepitoisesti. Nauttikaa näistä upeista valotaideteoksista ja antakaa tunteen viedä teidät mukanaan! 




Do you appreciate light installations / visual art? Do you ever yearn for them / it?

Pidättekö valotaideteoksista / valotaiteesta? Kaipaatteko joskus niiden / sen näkemistä?


20 comments :

  1. oh, did you know there was a very similar event in Tallinn not long ago? I myself didn't see it in live since I'm 150 km away from the capital town but I saw parts of it via tv and internet and it was pretty cool! from your photos my favourite is the first one because it's the most colourful one. and I would definitely love to see something like that in real life one day when I get the chance.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. No, I didn't know about the light event in Tallinn, what is it called?

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  2. Oh wow, this looks so beautiful! I absolutely love all the buildings lit up.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. the lights and colors are too cool

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  4. How amazing! The colors are beautiful! Forgive me please, anybody from Hanover, for what I will say: when I studied there, there was an event called Illumination, at a famous garden there.... but it is noooo way like this one in Helsinki - I guess yours was the best I have ever seen (I mean through your blog!) Fantastic pictures, wish I had seen the event live! denisesplanet com

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    1. Thanks Denise for your kind words, I was very proud of the event as well, I think Helsinki did a great job!

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  5. amazing photo!!!:)
    http://angelandchic1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Joo, pidän! Valoilla saa hienoja juttuja aikaiseksi.

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    1. Olen niin samaa mieltä, ja piristävät kummasti :)

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