Photographer's Note

Driving north on rout 6 along the eastern border of Finland, halfway between the cities of Imatra and Joensu in the karelian community of Parikkala one comes across a parking with a small snack kiosk. Walk behind the kiosk and you will find yourself in an unsuspected eerie world with hundreds of strange statues scattered in the woods. Especially on a rainy day this must be one of the scariest places to find.
Patsaspuisto as the place is called, is where Finnish sculptor Vejio Rönkkönen has created over 500 life size concrete statues of the period of over 50 years. Rönkkönen was a very secluded person and considered his art to be a means to communicate with the outer world.
Find more information on the park at the parks internet site:
In the WS you find a wider view over the park

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Additional Photos by Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 63 N: 2126] (11587)
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