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The Silent People

Viitostie 547 | 30 km north from Suomussalmi on Highway 5 (E63), Suomussalmi 89600, Finland
+358 8 61555545
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An amazing installation

When the installation “The Silent People” pops up before your eyes at a field near Suomussalmi it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leffex
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Pietarsaari, Finland
Excellent spot to visit

Little bit spooky, but also very cool. By local artist to reflect the history of the local people... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
iPubba
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London
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The crowd of almost thousand figures that make up the Silent People suddenly emerges before the passing motorist like some great stroke of magic. In the morning with light behind them, this motionless army appears morose, even menacing. However, as the day progresses their countenance brightens up and with the setting of the sun they present a distincly jolly and colourful picture. When the wind blows their straw hair and clothes begin to flap rhythmically, it is as if they had suddenly sprung into life.
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Viitostie 547 | 30 km north from Suomussalmi on Highway 5 (E63), Suomussalmi 89600, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the installation “The Silent People” pops up before your eyes at a field near Suomussalmi it is an amazing sight. There are almost thousand figures standing at the field. They have summer cloths, but in the winter they get winter cloths. Nobody knows the...More

Thank leffex
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Little bit spooky, but also very cool. By local artist to reflect the history of the local people that have made their livinghood from this unforgiving but beautiful northern land.

Thank iPubba
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We are making a roadtrip around Finland and we had to stop to take pictures. I really liked the place. Visitors can also bring their own clothes and exchange them with the "people". Definitely stop by if you're driving past it.

Thank vititsa
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Do you know the feeling when you are driving from A to B, and midway you see something randomly special? The feeling when you are in middle of nowhere and you exit your vechile and are like wtf? Then you get really happy that you...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This art work came as a surprise for me when we drove by but we stopped anyway. Lots of scarecrow standing on a field dressed in different ways. I think the wow! part was the number of the scarecrows. I really don't know what more...More

Thank niinan2
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We saw this strange sight and stopped to have a look... we had no idea what it was and it appeared to be closed... took loads of photos and checked it out on the Internet later... would have liked to spend more time there, but...More

Thank cnb134
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is an absolute must in Finnish contemporary art! Take a walk among the spooky and funny "scarecrows". There are "thousands" of them; find your own favorite. Easy to access by car on your way to Lapland or from Lapland.

Thank dag007
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Creepy but cool. Good photo op and a great cafe! Definitely worth stopping on your way to north or south!

Thank 593annim
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very cool piece of art here in the middle of nowhere...a bit scary though. Thanks to the artist for this! Loved it!

Thank Franzson
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is an interesting tourist attraction. There are quite literally 100s of these silent people in a field. Apparently they have their clothes changed regularly and if you like the look of something as long as you replace it with something else you can take...More

Thank Polkadance
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