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Havis Amanda

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Published 04/05/2016

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This fountain's brass centerpiece, a young woman perched on rocks surrounded by dolphins, was commissioned by the city fathers to embody Helsinki. Sculptor Ville Vallgren completed her in 1908 using a Parisian girl as his model. Partying university students annually crown the Havis Amanda with their white caps on the eve of Vappu, the May 1 holiday.

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Eteläespl. and Eteläranta, Helsinki, Uusimaa, 00130, Finland

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Published 04/05/2016


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