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April 2: Trip to Hämeenlinna

We took a day trip to Hämeenlinna both to see the city and castle and to attend a concert by Grigori Sokolov, one of the world's best pianists.

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At the station.

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Quite an interesting façade decoration, especially for one interested in typography, like me. The building was under construction at this point, as you can see; I'm not sure what it is.

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The rotunda-style church of Hämeenlinna.

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A whimsical bumpout right nearby.

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Hämeenlinna Jugend.

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The church was built in 1798.

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Like the Helsinki Cathedral, the interior of the Hämeenlinna church is quite sparse and serene. This alcove is over one of the transepts, I think.

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A side window.

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The organ, over the vestibule.

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Soft sun coming through the frosted glass.

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A look down the nave from the vestibule.