The Finnish Capital Celebrates the Darkest Days of the Year with the Season of Light City Festival

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FINLAND.- The Season of Light city festival turned the Helsinki city center into an inspiring journey of light from New Year’s eve through January 9, 2011. A series of installations transformed familiar city neighborhoods with the help of light art into mystical environments and stimulating experiences, presenting Helsinki’s historic city center in new perspectives. The journey started from Village of Light by Jouko Kärkkäinen in the Esplanade Park, consisting of glowing minimalistic miniature houses. A tall cross in front of the iconic Helsinki Cathedral displayed Mercy, a media artwork by Finnish light artist Mikki Kunttu featuring powerful images of the Christian faith created by LED technology. The work was accompanied by music that filled the square, and it was supported by light effects projected onto surrounding buildings. Starting from Senate Square, the Unioninkatu street displayed 100 years by Germa