Helsinki. Central station and station square
My walk around Helsinki is nearing completion. Clicking on Avenue of Mannerheim, I looked in the supermarket of shopping center "Makkaratalo", which bought the food for the road, and went outside to Kaivokatu, to the train station. the Central Helsinki (Helsingin päärautatieasema map)— a monument of architecture and a major transport hub in the capital region of Finland. Built in 1904-1914, the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen in art Nouveau style. Granite sculpture stone giants that adorn the facade, executed by the sculptor Emil Vikström. Here are sent as commuter trains and long distance trains. In addition, the station building is the entrance to the metro station Rautatientori, the most busy station of the Helsinki metro.
statues of giants on the repair. Only one looks out from the wall trunking.
Public art Museum designed by Theodore Heyer in 1887. The facade is decorated with the busts of Bramante, of Phidias and Raphael, as well as four caryatids K. E. Seastrand. Finnish Museum collections are the most extensive in the country.
Finnish national theatre (Suomen Kansallisteatteri map) is the oldest professional theatre in the country, founded in 1872. Drama theatre, which was later created by Finnish national theatre, was founded in 1872 in Pori, playwright Kaarlo by Bergbom and his sister Emilia. Up to 1902 was called the Finnish theatre. In addition to dramatic productions here since 1873, as has always been Opera, but the 1879 Opera company separated from the theater. The Creator of the Finnish National theatre — philologist, critic and playwright of Kaarlo Bergbom is rightly considered the founder of the national theatre school. Dr. Bergum opened the first significant Finnish playwrights and actors whose names still remain the brightest among the masters of the Finnish scene. One of these stars was IDA Aalberg — the best of Scandinavian and tragic character actress of the turn of XIX—XX centuries. Among the leading Finnish actors were Adolf Lindfors, Finnish best by Moliere's repertoire, and Axel Axelberg, debuted in the role of the hero and first lover, but special popularity acquired their characteristic roles. The repertoire of the first season included works by Finnish playwrights, now become classics: "Matchmakers" Korhonen, "Error" Tavastsherna, "Lea", "Engagement", "Rural shoemakers", "the Seven brothers" by Aleksis Kivi. Along with Finnish drama in the National theatre staged Western theatre classics and plays of modern playwrights (Shakespeare, Moliere, Calderon, Schiller, Goethe, Ibsen, Strindberg, Hauptmann). From 1917 to 1950, the theatre was headed by the philologist Eino Kalima. He opened the Finnish audience the drama of Chekhov, acting as Director of many of Chekhov's plays and as a translator. The repertoire of the theatre has always been a lot of productions of Russian writers — Gogol, Turgenev, Ostrovsky, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gorky, D. Ouspensky. Among Russian Directors who collaborated with the Finnish national theatre can be named G. A. Tovstonogov, A. Efros, V. Fokin, G. Kozlov. The last exchange tour with the Alexandrinsky theatre took place in 2000 — then on stage of the Alexandrinsky theater were demonstrated historical drama "Mannerheim" L. Hietamies staged by Antti Halonen, and the Finnish national theatre were Chekhov's "Three sisters" directed by Valery Fokina. Theatre forecourt was built in 1902 by the architect Onni Tarjanne. Building in the national romantic style (art Nouveau, Scandinavian interpretation of the art Nouveau or art Nouveau) is reminiscent of granite richly decorated castle with many architectural ornaments in the form of towers, columns, arched Windows. In theatre a total of four scenes, containing a total of one thousand spectators.
Monument of Finnish national writer Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) work Wayne of Aaltonen (1939). On the engraved line from a poem by Kiwi “Tosca”.
this is a short hike through the Finnish capital over, to see everything in half a day is simply impossible, but we need to bounce back in Turku, where we will have to wait for the ferry to Stockholm. Well, to Helsinki, I hope that the acquaintance will be continued.