May 16: sauna
We had one last chance to take sauna and made the most of it.
View from the hallway to the sauna over the northern courtyard and across the water to the Merihaka towers, plus a diffused sky rainbow on the wall.
Strikingly, there was still some sun at that point shining on the icebreakers.
L to R: sun, Kallio church, Merihaka towers, camera ghost, and sun ships.
A fiery assortment of antennas and towers.
The outside room of the sauna.
The sauna sanctum. The camera lens fogged up immediately; I was glad the extreme heat didn't screw up the camera beyond its existing state of disrepair.
The cool-off bench on the roof; it has its own metaroof.
The view westward from the bench down Merikasarminkatu.
And the view southward straight across the square and out to the water.
We stayed until it got dusky; here the square under its sodium nightlights as glimpsed from the roof.
We ventured illicitly up the ladder in the earlier picture and got this expanded view to the north; you can see the Kallio church tower illuminated to the left of the ladder rungs.
The tram circled around the square while I was still out on the roof.
View from the hallway again, the Merihaka towers still just visible in silhouette.