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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.

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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.

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The crossing highway itself.

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Curvilinear dynamicalities.

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It was a thoroughly altocumular sky.

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Part of the long stretch where Länsiväylä crosses over the water.

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The building under construction.

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An adjacent building with some quite interesting tectonics.

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Rather a nice material palette.

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...And a rather odd face toward the highway.

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Länsiväylä further on to the west, viewed from the bridge into Westend.

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Back at Lasipalatsi: the pimpinest coffee cup.

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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.

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On Runeberginkatu, a huge and thus somewhat creepy mural character.