April 22: Lansiväylä
We took a tour of a building under construction for our Building Systems class; or rather, everyone else did, as I just missed it by slightly overlong bus connections and walking time. Instead, I walked around the area (Espoo, near Tapiola) a bit and then took the bus back.
The walk was heavily along Länsiväylä (Western Passage), the same highway that we took to school. This is a stairway for pedestrians to get to the level of the highway crossing above.
The crossing highway itself.
It was a thoroughly altocumular sky.
Part of the long stretch where Läsiväylä crosses over the water.
The building under construction.
An adjacent building with some quite interesting tectonics.
Rather a nice material palette.
...And a rather odd face toward the highway.
Länsiväylä further on to the west, viewed from the bridge into Westend.
Back at Lasipalatsi: the pimpinest coffee cup.
The National Museum, one of the largest National Romantic/Jugend buildings in Helsinki and one of the destinations I ended up having to leave for my next visit.
On Runeberginkatu, a huge and thus somewhat creepy mural character.