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Päin merta myrskyävää

Against the Raging Sea

Matti Haupt
1955

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Description

Relief depicting a mermaid on a horse challenging a raging storm. She is holding a horn as a symbol of the beginning struggle.
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Helsinki - Päin merta myrskyävää Helsinki - Päin merta myrskyävää
Helsinki - Päin merta myrskyävää Helsinki - Päin merta myrskyävää

Annotation

The building, by architects Ola and Ethel Hansson in 1955, originally housed the head offices of Suomen Höyrylaiva Oy, and the work symbolizes the struggle between the merchant marine and the sea.

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Locatie (N 60°9'53" - E 24°57'8")

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Item Code: fi169; Photograph: 5 July 2013
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