Clever people in Helsinki have built a temporary one room hotel around Havis Amanda. The project was organised by the Helsinki Art Museum and the room sold out almost immediately.
For those not able to stay the night with Amanda, the hotel is open for visitors between 11.30 and 17.30 daily.
My friend Kirsi has been following the progress of the building of the hotel.
She joined the crowds waiting to see inside.
You really do get to be up close and personal with Amanda. I think she looks much smaller when you are beside her.
At least for a time she will be free of seagulls.
Go to Restaurant and Wine Epicure for another post on the Hotel Manta.
…and here for a great view of the hotel.