Malminkartano Railwaystation9.06.2007 at 12:00 | Posted in Architecture, Go At Least Once, Railroad, Show a Foreign Friend | 2 Comments
The most picturesque train station I have seen in Helsinki. It is placed within a tunnel bored through a rocky hill. This way the rock serves as walls and ceiling for the station.
I would definitely number it among Helsinki’s most monumental structures, possibly more impressive than some of the constructions advertised to tourists.
It used to have huge wall paintings on both sides created during one session by graffiti artists, but in 2004 these were removed and replaced by a more bland, repetitive lamp motive. This was due to the “stop töhryille” policy introduced in Helsinki in 1998. More on Wikipedia (FI).