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The Manneken Pis of Finland is a huge pink giant located in Jδtkδsaari. Even if you haven’t been to Brussels, you’ve probably heard about Manneken Pis.

One reason why Bad bad boy isn’t as famous as his peeing colleague in Brussels is probably its location. Jδtkδsaari is not in the middle of the city centre but it’s easy to reach by tram (lines 6T and 7).
Sculptor Tommi Toija’s pink Bad Bad Boy is 8,5 meters high and weighs 7,5 tons. The concrete sculpture can be found in Jδtkδsaari in Tyynenmerenaukio, next to the West Harbour and Verkkokauppa-store.

The sculpture was born in Φrebro, Sweden and was first introduced to the public during the public art OpenAir event in 2013. The construction of the statue required a crane – among many other extraordinary tools. Bad bad boy moved to Finland in 2014, first to to the city centre. The statue peed from the Market Square to the Baltic Sea for a couple of weeks during the Helsinki Festival before it was transferred to its current location.

If you go and check Bad bad Boy, remember also to visit the roof top terrace of the Verkkokauppa.com. The sea view is magnificent and if you’re interested in heavy armament, you can find a MIG-21 fighter interceptor up there – Finland bought these types of fighters from the Soviet Union in the 1960΄s.

Info from www.deephelsinki.

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