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April 23: Southern Finland tour – Art Chapel, Turku

The next stop was St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, designed by Sanaksenaho Architects and completed in 2005. It contains a small art exhibit area in the rear part of the nave.

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Momentary glo-fi sun totem thru the bus window.

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A last bit of ski snow.

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The sides of the chapel are sheathed in copper.

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The inside, meanwhile, is all warm wood, with nice integrated details like this window/seat.

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Cathedral/cabin-style light.

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Looking down the nave.

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Artificial light natural light.

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Moar detailz.

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Whoooooaa.

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Blue sky at the apse.

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Lots of nice joinery.

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Hey there's a tree!

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Back toward the entrance.

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We were grateful for the first real sunny warmth of the semester.

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A quite Nordically elegant sculpture, with a nice bit of tectonics/stereotomics.

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And finally, a view of the entire chapel.