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April 11: Korkeasaari 2

More on Korkeasaari and the return to downtown.

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One of the reasons we wanted to go to Korkeasaari even a little early in the season was to see a lookout tower designed by Ville Hara and constructed by TKK students not long ago (more info here); you can see it coming into view above.

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Here it is. Its structure is really impressive. Because the structure is completely integral to the rounded form, I have much more respect for this than for most works of blobitecture.

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A detail.

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Up the stairs. Very sturdy.

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I discovered that our apartment building is visible from the tower. The balcony from the bedroom is the second one from top in the left column of balconies on the white building in the middle.

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The oculus.

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The lower platform.

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The upper platform.

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Ibex (ibices?).

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The soccer ball appears to have won a Pyrrhic victory over the lion.

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Seemingly the only snow left on Korkeasaari.

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The visitors' center back on Mustikkamaa, the bridge to Korkeasaari visible in the background at left.

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When leaving, we walked across Mustikkamaa to a further bus stop to see what was there. Here: long lines.

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The metro catching up to us.

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An old silo in Sörnäinen, with what looks like a balcony at the top, intriguingly.

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The central front window of Rautatieasema.

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Through my polarized sunglasses, this LCD info board became all kinds of psychedelic.

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Icarus pigeon.

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Aleksi and Pohjola.

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An atrium in the Ateneum that contains the gift shop.

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The main stairs of the Ateneum.