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Kotka Sculpture Promenade

Keskuskatu, Kotka, Finland
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Smells like sewers

A very good idea with lots of interesting sculptures, but somehow the air smells like sewer almost... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Markus L
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Espoo
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Still great

The weather was really nice when I had a look at my beloved Sculpture Promenade. I can't get over... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
mishmishapricot
,
Casablanca, Morocco
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The Sculpture Promenade of Contemporary Art with a length of approx. 2 kilometres traverses the centre of Kotka. The Linden Boulevard running parallel with Keskuskatu street won a national environmental structure award in 2001, when the first sculptures were also unveiled. In 2004, the Association of Finnish Sculptors granted the Pro Sculptura medal to the Sculpture Promenade. More than 20 sculptures have been placed between Port Kantasatama and Haukkavuori over a distance of approx. 2 kilometres. The sculptures are within a short walking distance of each other, and along the route there are cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and park benches if you wish to rest for a while. There is a separate brochure of the Sculpture Promenade.
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29 Jul 2017
“Smells like sewers”
23 Jul 2016
“Still great”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Keskuskatu, Kotka, Finland
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A very good idea with lots of interesting sculptures, but somehow the air smells like sewer almost all the time. Really not a good atmosphere for enjoying the art.

Thank Markus L
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The weather was really nice when I had a look at my beloved Sculpture Promenade. I can't get over the originality of the idea. Right from the outsized ants near the harbour to abstract sculptures and modernist statues nearer the centre, this is a gem...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

It's a simple but great idea: there are pieces of art in random places in Kotka. Most of the art is weird (modern/contemporary), but still interesting.

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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The idea of providing every year a new sculture gives a renewable view of the city, and so it makes it richer. I think it also gives you a route to walk through almost the whole city center with the chance of stopping and enjoying...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

It's quite amazing that a small provincial town should have firstly had the idea for a defined walk lined with statues and carvings and then that the artworks are of such consistently high quality. But then, this is that fabulous country Finland for you! I...More

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