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Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki

Memorial to Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Freiherr Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
Helsinki 1832 - Dalbyö, Södermanland, 1901
Finnish botanist, geologist, mineralogist and arctic explorer of Finnish-Swedish origin
(Wikipedia)
Various sculptors

1985

Helsinki /  Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki   Helsinki /  Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki

Description

Three connected granite slabs, on one of them is a bronze bust of Nordenskiöld looking at the sea. On the back of the other two is a bronze relief of the ship Vega and a bronze map showing the route Nordenskiöld sailed through the North-East Passage. The granite slabs symbolize icebergs and pack ice, the principal obstacles to regular traffic through the North-East Passage. The memorial was placed close to the sea as a reminder of Nordenskiöld's voyages. The memorial is 3.5 metres high.

Helsinki - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki Helsinki - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki Helsinki - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki

Inscription(s)

ADOLF ERIK
NORDENSKIÖLD
1832 - 1901

koillisväylä
nordostpassagen
1878-1880

Signature

(bust) johanna häiväoja 1985
(Vega relief) arkit. eric adlercreutz / sculpt. heikki häiväoja / johanna häiväoja / 1985

Annotation

The memorial was designed by the sculptor Heikki Häiväoja and the architect Eric Adlercreutz. The bust of Nordenskiöld was made by Johanna Häiväoja.

Helsinki - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöldin muistomerkki

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Adlercreutz, Eric
  • Bust
  • Explorer
  • Häiväoja, Heikki
  • Häiväoja, Johanna
  • Map
  • Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik
  • Ship / boat
  • Location N 60°9'15" E 24°57'24"

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