I have been reading through the excellent Lonely Planet travel book on Finland this week in preparation for my trip Friday. Mostly, I will be winging it out on the highway but it will be nice to know something about the nearby towns to help me decide which road to take sometimes.
The internets have been helpful too and I came across an interesting page that only briefly mentions Helsinki. It is a picture page of some of the curious public art photos of Spencer Tunick.
I didn't know his name but have certainly heard about the man who has been traveling the world for more than twenty years taking pictures of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of nude people.
Here are just a few of them, starting with Santiago, Chile.
Now London, England, not that you can tell.
And Central Park, New York City, USA.
I like boobies as much as the next guy - more, if the next guy is Ryan Seacrest - but these photos do not particularly speak to me at all. They are sort of interesting I guess but not really seem to be more effort than they are worth.
Here is the link to see more and some final thoughts from Mr. Tunick.
""A body is a living entity. It represents life, freedom, sensuality, and it is a mechanism to carry out our thoughts. A body is always beautiful to me. It depends on the individual work and what I do with it and what kind of idea lies behind it - if age matters or not. But in my group works, the only difference is how far people can go if it rains, snows etc.”