The Silent People

The Silent People, Suomussalmi: Address, Phone Number, The Silent People Reviews: 4.5/5

The Silent People
4.5
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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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Dara V
6 contributions
Wow!
Sep 2021 • Family
Wow! We were on our way to South of Finland and just saw this surialstic picture out of nowhere... It was rainy therefore more scares...
Written 3 September 2021
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finnegg
Helsinki, Finland28 contributions
Very cool art display and nice shop and cafe
Jul 2020
Probably my favourite tourist stop on our trip and it was free. Simple but meaningful and fun art and very good coffee and pancakes. Shop was also mostly filled with nice stuff.
Written 1 August 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,156 contributions
Great pancakes
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very different kind of a place. Super delicous pancakes fried over an open fire. Souvenirs. And the field is full of odd statuelike odd art.
Written 7 July 2020
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mmikko
Joensuu, Finland1,655 contributions
Interesting place
May 2020
Very special and interesting place. Just located road side, easy to find. About thousand peat headed figures at the field. There is also a cafe.
Written 22 June 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,156 contributions
Nice stop
Aug 2019 • Couples
A nice stop along the boaring highway 5. The cafe serves freshly baked stuff from the open fire wood oven. Original smoky flavours. The art doesn’t give you much though.
Written 21 August 2019
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miss fluffy
Italy133 contributions
Interesting ....
Aug 2019 • Couples
We passed by on the way to another place and decided to stop on the way back. Not quite sure what to make of it to be honest! Children of the corn springs to mind. Worth a stop just to try and figure it out
Written 13 August 2019
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gckhd55
Albemarle, NC126 contributions
CRazy - Wild - Off Center
Aug 2019
Art at its best! Really just a fun spot to stop for a moment and take it all in! What can really be said - just worth a stop!
Written 12 August 2019
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kitkula
7 contributions
Something unique
Jul 2018 • Couples
Mystic hay heads with clothes on. Interesting in every season of the year. Nice cafe in summertime. One of its kind in the world I suppose. What does this work of art mean? You can guess yourself!
Written 30 August 2018
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theialook
Suomussalmi, Finland13 contributions
Fire made coffee and pancakes
Jun 2018 • Solo
It´s a really ordinary place to travel. There are lots of nice souvenirs to by in the Niitty - Kahvila (Cafeteria) shop. You might want to change one of Your favorite - clothe with Your own clothe, so please remember to take an extra clothing especially for the silent people!

The fire made coffee and the pancakes are really delicious - and they are of course served on a wooden plate with the Finnish strawberry jelly - You cannot miss this place! And like this peace of art says - please take Your time, enjoy the special field view and enjoy the silent atmosphere.
Written 22 August 2018
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rkloeg
Goirle, The Netherlands6 contributions
The Silent People, art that moves you
Aug 2018 • Couples
Passing by on the A5, we were inmediately cought by the view on our righthand side. A crowd stood silently in the field. It appeared to be the work of an artist who made more than thousand puppets, man high, of wooden crosses, clay heads and clothing. Wonderfull, made us silent.
Written 19 August 2018
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