April 24: Southern Finland tour – Rauma
Our next destination was Rauma, a smaller coastal town a little bit north of Turku that has one of the best-preserved areas of old-style wooden houses in the country.
On the way: not all that much growing yet, but I rather liked the dormant scenery anyway, just peaceful. The sunniness helped.
Fractal view of trunks receding way into the forest.
The mean streets of Rauma.
We had lunch at a homey restaurant in the old town, of which this is the interior, with these quite curious sectional ceiling bits.
Om nom nom nom. Delish.
Utö-style sun on red boards.
Motor vehicles are pretty much kept out of the old town, as see on the sign.
A goodly number of colors.
A tastefully-done newer garage or barn.
Why is the space between those houses walled in, and why are there holes in the planks of the door?
Ohhh, THAT'S why there are holes in the door.
Totally sweet projecto-dormer.
We also visited the recently constructed town library, designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.
These details reminded some of us of East Coast beachside construction.
Jumped off the page, right onto the ceiling.
A nice big conical skylight, Aalto+.
Grain complex on the road.
Code Doughnut and Lorry, 2009.