Finland 100: 36 – Granite Face

Granite mesh wall

Sony A7RII : f/3.5@125th : ISO 500 : EV 0.0 : FE 35mm f/2.8

A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland's independence

If your bedrock is pretty much all made up of granite, then what are you going to do with it when you’re constantly having to blast it out of the way every time you need to build something; one can’t carry on dumping truckloads of it into the sea forever. Making building blocks out of caged lumps of it seems like an ingenious idea. And it looks graphically stunning! I definitely like it more than the idea of making tiny little bits of grit out of it to cover the ice on all the roads and pavements during the winter. That stuff is small, sharp and nasty, especially for bike tyres. This immense wall at Siilitie metro station rocks, though!

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