Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Animal displays and architecture at the Natural History Museum, Helsinki

Standing in front of the building of the Natural History Museum of Finland makes you think, how can I make a good picture of the building with al these outdoor electricity cables? The museum tries to add a funny element to place giraffe statues on one of the balconies and we appreciated it. The museum itself has thousands of animals on display, we added a few pictures of an elephant, lynx, tiger in the snow, and the dinosaur hall. Sometimes it was difficult to take pictures because of the glass reflections. The museum invests months of labour to make one new display stand so that they show us the natural environment animals live in. To end our article we show two pictures of a fantastic staircase.

We staan aan het gebouw van het Fins museum voor natuurgeschiedenis en denken, hoe kunnen we hier mee mooie foto van maken met al deze bovengrondse elektriciteitskabels? Het museum tracht enkele grappige elementen te gebruiken zoals giraf beelden op het balkon om bezoekers aan te trekken. Wij konden dit wel waarderen. Binnenin vind je duizenden voorstellingen van dieren, we hebben enkele foto’s toegevoegd van een olifant, lynx, tijger in de sneeuw, en van de dinosaurus hal. Soms was het wel zeer moeilijk om foto’s te maken vanwege glasreflectie. Er wordt soms maanden arbeid geïnvesteerd in een nieuwe stand. De dieren worden dan zoveel mogelijk in hun natuurlijke omgeving waargegeven. Om het artikel te beëindigen tonen we nog twee foto’s van een fantastische wenteltrap.. 
 
Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Natural History Museum Helsinki

Previous Helsinki article: Giant statues and take away sushi at the Central Station of Helsinki

Previous Museum article: Sgraffito wall coverings on the Schwarzenberg Palace, Prague

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20 comments:

  1. en pracht trappenhuis Filip en leuke serie van het museum. Fijne avond en groetjes, Dietmut

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  2. Een giraf met koffie, Filip ! Wat een uitnodiging !
    De trap is sierlijk !
    Lie(f)s.

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  3. Mooie serie, de trap is prachtig en ook het paarse licht en schaduwwerkingen zijn geweldig.
    Groetjes,
    Mirthe

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  4. de foto's van de trapzaal zijn verbluffend mooi

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  5. Great place and love those giraffes enjoying a cup of tea!!!

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  6. What a series of fun photos! Thanks, and I wonder just imagine having those cute giraffes hanging out on your own balcony at home! I'd really enjoy it, just imagine what the people passing by would think!

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  7. Whimsical giraffes! Those staircase shots are great - very modern-art looking!

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  8. Thanks for remember. Now I have to go to this Museum myself, too. I've bee there when I was a kid, so it's already time to make the second trip .. :)
    You took beautifull fotos, again.
    Hugs
    orvokki

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  9. The winding stairs are cool. Great effort by the museum on the animal displays !

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  10. This natural history museum looks awesome. I love this sort of museum and have gone many times to the one in Chicago. Do you shoot your photos on manual settings? It makes it much easier to shoot with glass displays as you do not get any reflection not using flash. What sort of camera do you use? By the way, these giraffes are really cute, and look carved. Quite a staircase too.

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  11. I like the animal action, and the giraffes!



    Aloha from Honolulu
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  12. Beautiful...love the stairs.
    Electricity line and traffic poles always in the way of photography...have to make the best of a bad situation.

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  13. Those giraffes made me smile. But that staircase is very impressive.

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  14. De trap is erg mooi genomen van boven.

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  15. Beautiful photos from the exhibition and the animals. Your last shot is amazing and my favourite !

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  16. Hey Filip
    Wow, this is a beautiful post! Love the last two pictures, they are fantastic!
    Many greetings
    Yvonne & Raphael
    (Yvonaut is back)

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  17. Coucou!!! TRès belles tes photos!!!!!j'adore cet escalier!!!! Bisousssssssssss

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  18. Wow, those staircases are amazing and you captured the curves nicely. The two giraffes seem to be having tea and a nice conversation outdoors.

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  19. Oh, and i have never been to the natural history museum in Washington. interestingly enough, of all of my travels, I have never once been to our nations capitol. Really need to go there, and will remember the museum when i go.

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