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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.

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On the way: not all that much growing yet, but I rather liked the dormant scenery anyway, just peaceful. The sunniness helped.

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Fractal view of trunks receding way into the forest.

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The mean streets of Rauma.

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We had lunch at a homey restaurant in the old town, of which this is the interior, with these quite curious sectional ceiling bits.

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Om nom nom nom. Delish.

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Utö-style sun on red boards.

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Motor vehicles are pretty much kept out of the old town, as see on the sign.

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A goodly number of colors.

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A driveway.

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A tastefully-done newer garage or barn.

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Joggy.

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Why is the space between those houses walled in, and why are there holes in the planks of the door?

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Early dandelions!

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Ohhh, THAT'S why there are holes in the door.

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Totally sweet projecto-dormer.

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We also visited the recently constructed town library, designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.

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These details reminded some of us of East Coast beachside construction.

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Jumped off the page, right onto the ceiling.

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A nice big conical skylight, Aalto+.

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Grain complex on the road.

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Code Doughnut and Lorry, 2009.

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Farm tower.