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April 25: Southern Finland tour – Tampere Cathedral

We next visited Tampere Cathedral, designed by the Jugend/National Romantic architect Lars Sonck and completed in 1907.

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Emerging view.

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The west face.

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A peek up into the balcony area from the nave.

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In the center of the nave vault is this serpent, just one of the famous and controversial frescoes in the Cathedral, which were painted by Hugo Simberg.

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Entasitic columns.

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Column detail.

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Column bulbs.

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Across the nave.

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The rather cute organ console.

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Whoa, that's surprisingly computer-age-looking.

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The quite sturdy pulpit.

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Another rose window.

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Toward the back of the right aisle.

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As seems to be the norm in Jugend/N.R. architecture, totally awesome hardware.

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Bits of sun.

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A collage of elements.

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A fairly complete view on the way out.