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Whose spirit hovers over Helsinki? The story of his mistress



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 Whose spirit hovers over Helsinki? The story of his mistress The young and rapidly growing city of Helsinki became the capital of Finland is not so long ago, only in 1812 by order of Russian Tsar Alexander the First. It is thanks to him you can see some similarities between St. Petersburg and 1,111,112. Helsinki [/url] .

But if over Petrov hail hovering spirit of the Bronze Horseman, the symbol of the capital of the northern states is a charming and ever young 1,111,116. statue of Havis Amanda 1,111,117. . It is crowned by a fountain in downtown Helsinki's market square. From its Swedish name translates as "sea nymph", the author himself called it "The Mermaid", and the locals eventually called her simply "Manta".

Itself is a statue made of bronze, its height is 194 cm, and with a granite fountain - as much as 5 meters. Amanda, as it goes, like Aphrodite from the sea foam on the rocky northern shore of splashing around the fish. At the feet of Manta on the pedestal of the fountain are four lions, from the mouth which eruption water.

Creator of the statue is Ville Valgren.Na time there is a statue of the project b. [b] about 1,111,117. Most of the Finnish cultural elite have already put a cross on it. Therefore, the project could well remain on paper, if the opinion of the public did not affect other villas, the famous Finnish architect and artist Albert Edelfelt. He was persuaded to give money to create the statue, and in 1906 they finally identified. Villa immediately moved to create a more relaxed and easy in Paris.

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 The prototype for the statue served as the nineteen French Marcel Delikini. And although the project itself is kept confidential, European Correspondent yet found out the secret. The French wrote that the statue "charmingly intimate", and wanted to decorate it one of its streets, and the Germans took it to the category of "good art". On a wave of enthusiasm statue was moved to Finland, and 20 September 1908 held its opening.

Amanda's appearance on one of the central squares of the city caused a considerable stir in the society. Finland - It is still not Italy, and there in the early 20 century nude female figure was something new and unusual. The ladies felt that the sculpture demeans dignity as a woman: it looks as readily available French, and lions on the pedestal depict men with animal instincts.

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 Willy was justified, which is a great connoisseur of female beauty and in no case would not offend women. Thanks praising reviews of the European press, as well as a small group of Finnish and Swedish supporters, the work has been widely recognized, and the townspeople began to see her mistress of the city.

Over time, the locals loved it and came up with some fun traditions. First appeared in the 30 years - on Holiday Wappoo , Or the day a student who passes on April 30. On the square in front of a fountain going past and present students in uniform of their university. At exactly 18.00 on the head of Amanda wearing a white student's cap, and in himself a fountain adds lather and begin to wash Mantoux from head to toe.

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 And even the most daring climb into the fountain and kiss the statue of the lips, that next year unlucky in love, and tuition. And when in 1995 the Finnish ice hockey team won the World Cup, gay people, in addition to its national form.

 
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