Another of our favourite Helsinki seaside walks is from the Sibelius Monument. Getting there by public transport is easy, we took the No.24 bus from outside the Sokos department store near Kamppi and rang the bell to alight as soon as we saw the Sibelius Monument on the left.
Sibelius Park is in the Töölö district of Helsinki and the monument (feature photo above) is by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen. It consists of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave like pattern. I believe that the monument captures the spirit of the music of Sibelius , his well known pieces being Finlandia and the Karelia Suite, both of which I enjoy very much.
It was nice to see so many people enjoying a day at the beach. I dipped my toes in the sea and the water felt lovely and warm. Just a pity I hadn’t brought my swimming gear along with me.
We returned to Espoo after enjoying a lovely walk from Sibelius Park to Hietaniemi beach in warm sunshine.
If you have enjoyed reading this post you may also like: