When visiting a new city your eyes are constantly looking for new interesting things and beautiful scenes to capture on film (or pixels nowadays). But when walking in a familiar surroundings you usually forget to pay attencion for details. It´s also sometimes difficult to see what is interesting in the scenery that has in your eyes become ordinary and plain. Good tip is to sit down on a bench, watch turist go by and note what they are photographing. And also remember to look up.
Ones in a while I try to see my homecity Helsinki with the eyes of a turist. Since 1901, Pohjola-House, a building designed by Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen in the national romantic style, has stood at Aleksanterinkatu 44. Facades enchanting stone sculptures inspired by finnish folktails and nature are sculpted by Hilda Flodin.
Even I have seen this building hundereds of times before, I don´t remember ever really seeing it.