Ladies In The Western Sunlight (i)

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(i) Women returning from shopping, part of the Osuustoimintamuistomerkki, a granite monument dedicated to the co-operative movement. Located in Tampere, Finland.

The monument was completed in 1950 by Wäinö Aaltonen, one of the most significant Finnish sculptors. It was the biggest sculpture of that time in the Nordic Countries (6 x 5 meters). Contains a fountain.

The other side of the monument: Four men carrying a log.

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Comments (11)

Nick Weall on February 16, 2013

Sturdy ladies with fine chiseled noses :~)

Sixten Imgs on February 17, 2013

Nice note, Nick. (Hopefully) Sunny day!

davidcmc58 on April 1, 2013

Nice shadows and great framing. Greetings, David.

Sixten Imgs on April 2, 2013

Hi, David. Many thanks. There are times when the photo makes a framing offer you can't resist.

Méry 3°人~°。 on April 8, 2013

Époque de la sculpture sociale et du réalisme ? Un style qui avait une valeur certaine.

Excellente image, félicitations !

~~~~~~~>AIME 3 !

 Amicalement depuis Cannes (France).

Méry 3° 人~°。


 et merci pour votre précédente ou prochaine visite  !!!...


Sixten Imgs on April 8, 2013

Beaucoup le style que vous avez mentionné, Méry 3° 人~°。. Merci pour la visite et le commentaire.


Martin Beitz on July 31, 2013

It's hard to find word for this capture. First of all what's wrong with Tampere? ;-) This map confuses me... Second? When the light comes from the right and is a western sun thatn you look to the south, right? And then comes the style. The style of this relief looks so totally eastern that I wouldn't be surprised to find it in my (east) german hometown (Méry is totally right: it looks like socialist realism). Further more I have to admit that I don't get the message. They come from shopping but none of them looks happy. None of them even cares what they bare in their hands. And I totally can see why: I never went to a shop to buy some leafes like the woman on the left. ;-) I can't even tell what the other persons bought. Books? How would this look today? An eReader, clothes and what? This is just great (not only the relief but your photo as well) and even though I stop writing now. I will think about this for a while. Last but not least: YSL-1/4. Greetings, Martin.

Sixten Imgs on August 4, 2013

Glad about all the words you still found, Martin. And always glad when the photo leads to more or less mixed feelings :).

Direction? The park where they are standing is called the South Park, two of the ladies are looking to the north, one to east, and the Sun was setting to the west this time...

What's wrong? Many other people, especially in the neighbouring cities and the other parts of the country often wonder that too. And some inside the city also...

The unhappiness? Maybe the shopping was good but the bus was missed?

Many thanks & Sunny Sunday

tofil44 on August 31, 2013

Hello sixten_imgs, I search for photos with three main topics, this picture should the new group to 3 br three, so I send you an invitation. Greetings

Sixten Imgs on August 31, 2013

Thank you very much, tofil44. Done! Nice idea for a group. Makes me look my archives and surroundings in a new way.

Best wishes and congratulations for the nice sculptures and other photos

tofil44 on September 1, 2013

Thank you for your participation, good diving in the archives. the rules: 2 or 3 photos per day and 1 photo / subject L + V for this nice picture

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Photo taken in Southern Park, 33200 Tampere, Finland

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