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April 2: Hämeenlinna arts

The rest of the day was spent at the new cultural center Verkatehdas, converted from an old factory complex, where we saw an art museum, had dinner, and attended the Sokolov concert.

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A riverlike part of the large lake Vanajavesi that runs through Hämeenlinna.

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Bridge with a side...thing.

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Two pigeons vs. all the ducks of Hämeenlinna.

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Verkatehdas heaving into view.

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GABLES

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The main part of the art museum.

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Another part of the art museum was in this building across the way.

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A version of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's famous frescoes.

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The front of the main part of Verkatehdas.

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This new atrium was built between existing buildings. The concert hall is behind the Cor-ten wall on the left.

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Looking in toward the coatroom. This renovation employs a palette of rough-and-ready materials — board-form concrete, brick, and Cor-ten — that nicely balances the glossiness of the glazing.

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Intermission, maybe, at the concert.

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The floor of the atrium has these cool steel insets, including structural members like the I-beams at lower right.

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What lies beyond the screen? (Wires and stuff, probably.)

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It's always nice to see interesting craftsmanship like this in a modern project.

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After the concert, the other entrance to the atrium, at the end of the stairs inside.

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The exterior metal screen illuminated.

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Inside the train station.

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Our train arrives.

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Walking home across Katajanokka, I encountered this utility worksite in the street. I then snapped it.