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Sibelius Monument

I wanted to post a photo of the Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, but couldn’t really decide which one I should choose, so here is a collection of four impressions.

The Sibelius Monument (Finnish: Sibelius-monumentti) is a monument dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Finland’s greatest composer. Located at the Sibelius Park (Finnish: Sibeliuksen puisto), it was designed by Eila Hiltunen, who won a competition organised by the Sibelius Society after the composer’s death. It was unveiled in 1967 and is titled Passio Musicae. Hiltunen tried to capture the essence of the music of Sibelius, whose face was also included in the monument.

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