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May 15: miscellaneous

A little more of the city and neighborhood before having to pack up and leave.

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I walked to the Architecture Museum to return some books to its library. Along the way: this reminds one rather strongly of the Crimson Permanent Assurance Sketch.

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What is this I don't even

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Cool spire bro.

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This alluringly Venetian-like building sits along the south side of Esplanadi.

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Esplanadi (looking toward Mannerheimintie) greening up nicely.

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...and redding, violeting, and whiting up nicely as well.

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Look how evenly distributed each variety is.

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One of the baroque edifices on the north side of Esplanadi.

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A sleek/mysterious sculpture in the middle of a pedestrian stretch of Kluuvikatu between Esplanadi and Aleksi.

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Not all of Helsinki's streetwalls are baroque. Some are "taut."

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Some wicked light filtration around sunset inside the apartment. The brick red part is, I would guess, from the sun reflecting on a brick wall, but I wonder now what produced the white and blue.

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The laundry machines for the complex. I always used the centrifuge (the metal drum here) to wring out my clothes partway after washing, and then hung up the clothes to dry out the rest of the way.

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The way to reserve laundry times is on this cool matrix arranged by day on one axis and time of day on the other, I think, and each apartment is allotted one of these key-controlled pieces to reserve a spot.

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A look up toward our apartment.

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The apartments looming beyond the laundry building.

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A collection of waterside silhouettes.

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A very nice secret path near the shore.

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The trusty sunset bench.

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Isometric icebreakers.

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Sub-pier sunset.

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Of course things were just starting to get flowery and pretty as we had to leave the city.

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Twilight court.

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The laundry building, endusked.