When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor.




Fotostrasse Helsinki's Pissing Statue When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor. When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor.

Peeing in public is something our mothers didn’t want us to do. Sometimes it happens but we always hide somewhere so nobody can see what we are doing. But this statue is not hidden at all. It sits in the middle of Helsinki’s harbor next to where you catch the ferries to travel around the islands. Everywhere you look, you are going to see it. But, what is that?

Helsinki’s Pissing Statue has a name: Bad Bad Boy

This weird looking giant boy appeared next to the Finnair Sky Wheel by the Market Square back in august 2014. It isn’t embarrassed of what he is doing so he continues to do what he wants there. The statue is called Bad Bad Boy and it is from Tommi Toija who had an exhibition called Mutatis Mutandis at Amos Anderson Art Museum.

When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor. When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor. When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor.

In a way, this sculpture reminds us of the famous Manneken Pis from Brussels. But this pissing statue doesn’t look as friendly as the Belgian one. The pissing statue of Helsinki looks like it doesn’t want to be there. Its uncomfortable face shows a level of embarrassment that we hope we never reach.

When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor. When we arrived in Helsinki in september 2014, we knew the city would show its weird side right away. It always happens to us when we travel. Maybe, we attract this kind of things but still don’t know why we attracted a huge pissing statue like the one we found on Helsinki’s harbor.

Since this statue belongs to Mutatis Mutandis at Amos Anderson Art Museum and that exhibition lasted until october 27, we are not sure it still stands there. Probably, it is gone by now. At least we have the pictures to prove that Helsinki had the guts to have a giant pissing statue on its harbor.

Fotostrasse Helsinki's Pissing Statue

EDIT: The statue moved to the other Harbor in Helsinki. It is still possible to see it around this area here.



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