Helsinki University Library By Jane LurieOctober 24, 2019 ( 39 ) My latest on Monochromia. An architectural treat in Finland. Monochromia Helsinki University Library View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Architecture, Black and White, Monochromia, Photography, TravelTags: Architecture, Black and White, Finland, Helsinki Related Articles Monochrome Meditations: Tomales Bay and Point Reyes By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 80 ) Sightseeing, Oslo Opera House By Jane Lurie6 days ago ( 36 ) To Australia, With Love By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 105 ) 39 comments › Helsinki University Library — Jane Lurie Photography – Truth Troubles November 22, 2019 • 7:14 am Jane Lurie November 26, 2019 • 6:18 pm Thanks for sharing! Reply ↓ Frank King Photos October 28, 2019 • 11:18 am YOWZA. That is all. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 28, 2019 • 11:19 am Thanks, Frank! Reply ↓ LisaDay October 27, 2019 • 12:21 pm Makes me feel a bit claustrophobic. Is the ceiling as short as it appears in the photo? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 27, 2019 • 7:42 pm Hi Lisa, No, the atrium is towering. Interesting that you had that perception– the atrium could indeed look like it’s flattened right over you. Thanks for taking my Rorschach Test for me. 🙂 Reply ↓ aakanewicloudcom October 27, 2019 • 10:25 am what a spectacular shot loving the ceiling detail! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 27, 2019 • 10:58 am Thank you, April. This is one of many beautiful buildings in Helsinki. Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis October 26, 2019 • 11:25 pm Very striking, Jane, and including the people very much adds to it, as does the B+W. A 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 27, 2019 • 10:56 am Thanks, Adrian. Gives this towering atrium a much needed perspective. Reply ↓ bluebrightly October 26, 2019 • 1:21 pm What a fabulous building, and the photograph is excellent. The figures are placed so perfectly – and most of them are uniformly dark and facing away – what luck and skill to find that moment! It’s good that they have this striking space – I think one needs all the beauty one can get during the long winter days. Reply ↓ nationalparkswitht October 26, 2019 • 3:05 am Great perspective 👍🏻 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 26, 2019 • 12:09 pm Thank you, T. It is a fascinating building. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂 Reply ↓ Steve Gingold October 25, 2019 • 1:30 am Looks like someone at he other end had the same idea as you. Looking up must be a bit dizzying. I like that the architect extended the curves to the far staircase. The black and white emphasizes the curvature, I think, and the building doesn’t appear to be very colorful. Very nice image, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 25, 2019 • 11:46 am Hi Steve, The circular staircase at the far end is fabulous, too. The idea to surround yourself with beautiful architecture while studying or relaxing is such a great message. If you have a moment, it’s fun to google the building to see the other areas. Glad you enjoyed this image– thanks so much. Reply ↓ Robert Baum October 24, 2019 • 4:52 pm Maybe it’s local media saturation getting to me, but it appears to be a disassembled Guggenheim to me. Love it! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 6:41 pm Good one, Bob. Like a cutout for a pop-up book! Thanks so much. 😃 Reply ↓ oneowner October 24, 2019 • 3:11 pm Fabulous building (and shot!). Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 4:05 pm Thanks so much, Ken. It is a beauty and a delight to experience in person. Reply ↓ YellowCable October 24, 2019 • 2:27 pm Very nice perspective! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 4:05 pm Thank you, YC. That atrium is amazing! Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt October 24, 2019 • 2:23 pm How cool is that!!!!!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 4:05 pm Thanks, Linda. What a place to hang out as a student. 🙂 Reply ↓ paula graham October 24, 2019 • 1:55 pm How splendid can it get? ! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 4:08 pm Hi Paula, What a way to enter a building! Glad you enjoyed– thanks. Reply ↓ Samuel October 24, 2019 • 12:43 pm One of my favourite buildings in beautiful Helsinki ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 1:40 pm Hi Samuel, I see you’re in Finland. We loved Helsinki and I wish we had more time there. The architecture is beautiful. Thanks so much for your visit here. 🙂 Reply ↓ Samuel October 24, 2019 • 11:18 pm Yes, I live in Helsinki. It’s a beautiful and quiet city. It’s my happy place 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 25, 2019 • 11:47 am I bet- lucky you! 🙂 Reply ↓ camerapacker October 24, 2019 • 11:15 am Very strong composition. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 12:28 pm Thanks, Bruce. This atrium is a showstopper. Glad you like it. Reply ↓ Robert Parker October 24, 2019 • 9:39 am Cool! Looks like if you stand right under the center, you’ll get sucked up into the mother ship, or maybe teleported somewhere! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 12:29 pm Hi Robert, Good analogy! It felt like that– a stunning piece of architecture. Glad you enjoyed this one. Reply ↓ Gunta October 24, 2019 • 9:30 am You do get around! Beautiful location, beautiful capture. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 1:40 pm Thanks, Gunta. This is from a wonderful trip we took to Scandinavia a couple of years ago. Reply ↓ Gunta October 24, 2019 • 6:43 pm Scandinavia… one of the few places I’ve longed to visit. I did get a short stopover in Helsinki on my way to visit the land where I was born (Latvia) in 1989, while it was still Soviet. Pity I’ve sworn off flying these days. 😦 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 6:45 pm Ah, so that’s why you’re a road warrior. 😉 Reply ↓ plaidcamper October 24, 2019 • 8:15 am Lucky students! I’d be too distracted to study! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie October 24, 2019 • 9:26 am Agree! There were too many beautiful spaces to daydream in. ☺️ Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.