quote Museum Tour, part 1: National Museum of Finland

At the end of last year, we decided to get ourselves a Museum Card, which gives us unlimited access to about 200 museums around Finland. The price is so low, that one could recommend it to anyone visiting Helsinki or Finland. Just five or six visits, and you break even.

It’s been quite some time since the last visit. The permanent exhibition doesn’t change that often, and we’ve been visiting a lot of small local historical sites during the past years, so there wasn’t a lot of really new to see. Obviously I didn’t remember anything anyway, especially not the remains of 100 y.o. gunshots.

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Bullet holes from the civil war 1918
18th century pocket watch
18th century pocket watch
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She really knows if you’re late

One of the more exciting things was the temporary exhibition about Jean Sibelius commemorating the 150th anniversary of this famous composers birth. Even though I’m not a true fan of classical music, there were a lot of nice titbits connecting different historical happenings to the life of this man. If you want to check it out, you need to hurry. This exhibit closes March 13th.

Never write an unnecessary note.

Every note must be lived.

Wise words from a great composer. This might also be a bad translation, since the Finnish word “elää” can in this context also be translated as “alive” instead of “alive”. Both ways work for me.

I am looking forward to September, when a new great exhibition about the renaissance will open. We’ll be back then, at the latest. Maybe in between we’ll check out photographs from Venice.

Where should ego next? We walked past Ateneum today, and they have an Auguste Rodin exhibition till the beginning of May. Maybe one could sneak in a couple of quick visits during lunch hours….

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