URBAN ROCK MOUNTAIN

2020

 

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Is it the unconventionally picturesque views of the landscape what catches attention or perhaps the several old gravestones lying around peacefully alongside a pile of rocks in the midst of a vast construction site?

Referred as a ‘viewpoint’ by the locals, this certainly unusual place in West Harbour, Helsinki, starts to unfold its' layers when the life histories of the passed hits the newspapers and social media as genealogists manage to trace their roots.

While the identity of some of them stays still mysterious, it is intriguing to consider how these seemingly average citizens' stories are told almost after almost 100 years after their death.

Just before the stones are to be sunk into the depths of the Gulf of Finland for good.

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