Thursday, January 26, 2012

Must not hear but I have heard

The first of these photographs was taken near the place where they are planning to build a Guggenheim Helsinki museum, or at least some people in Helsinki are.

The plan seems crazy to me, given the high price of the project, including tens of millions of payments to the Guggenheim foundation. And what is most strange is the fact that all the discussion is centered on rather inflated estimates for the amount of visitors - and nobody seems to be interested in the art, or the lack of it, in the project.

The franchising project also endangers what art there is in Helsinki already, replacing the Finnish collections with imported stuff. This is McDonaldization of museums.

But anyway, I managed to go for a long walk today. Good.

2 comments:

Cedric Canard said...

Just dropping in to let you know I'm loving your images for the past half dozen posts or so. And in each post there is always one or two that really stands out. In this particular post the one titled "Blur" and the second "Birch" image are beautiful.

Juha Haataja said...

@Cedric: Thank you very much. I have greatly enjoyed the snowy season.

And the length of day is now at 7 h 29 min, so it isn't completely dark when getting home from work, which is good at least for the photographer.