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May 12: Porvoo new town

Across the river (the Porvoonjoki) from the old town is a recent residential development, the design of which, by Tuomo Siitonen, is based on the typology of the old storehouses upriver. We went and checked it out.

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The new town under some melodramatic cloudage.

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A neat sort of paviliony restaurant along the riverbank, on the old town side (the east side).

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Crossing over to the new town side.

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A look upstream from the bridge. You can see the cathedral behind the masts over to the right.

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A bridge tower.

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Hyvin pieni koira sanoo "moi!" Niiiiiiiiiiiin söpö!!

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A fun sort of cottage-robotic aesthetic. The mostly pedestrian circulation is great.

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Nice colors, a good balance between earthy and vibrant.

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Various wooden things.

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Really like the variety of screens.

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Looking back across to the old town.

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Just some ol' river reeds.

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Back in the old town: statue axis. (Statue-bridge axis.)

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The Valiojäätelö penguin bursting out of the water is the Finnish, less urban-warfare version of the Kool-Aid Monster.