Saturday, January 12, 2019

LUX Festival or the light show festival in Helsinki

We all know how dark it can become Finland during the winter months. Even though Helsinki still receives a bit of sunlight during that period, this is not enough to be appropriately called 'daylight.'
So we need to recreate it artificially, and what better way to do it than arranging a festival of lights?
Lux festival is an annual five-day happening in the center of Helsinki, and it is arranged on the first days. This year it was between the 5th and 9th of January.
The festival presents light art on the main building sites of Helsinki along with those less beaten paths that maintain the culture and character of the city.
During these two days, from 17:00 to 22:00 buildings turn into urban artworks, created by projecting light shows.
A must see if you plan a visit in Finland during the winter.
For once I will let just the picture speak for me so this might be a shorter blog than my usual.
So here is some example of what you will enjoy whether you will have the chance to visit our beautiful country and city.

 The main church becomes a fantastic tribute to colors, (It should always be like that!)
The buildings of the city center show their dramatic side with strong contrasts and shapes.
when street art meets light the result is so stunning you won't even believe it.
And the main square looks so enchanting to literally fall in love with it.
This is one of the many reasons why I truly love Finland (along with the other places on Earth that were able to steal my heart). I love the attitude of its inhabitant of never giving up, or at least not that easily to the darkness of a long winter that requires more than just positivity to endure. And if necessary they will get out of that darkness that beauty that makes Finland unique.

I hope you enjoyed this 'light' tour to the darkness of Finland.
Have a great weekend!


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