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April 23: Southern Finland tour – setting off

A centerpiece of the second half of the semester was a tour through the southern part of Finland to see the cities of Turku, Tampere, and Jyväskylä, as well as a number of works of architecture in other places along the way, particularly Aalto projects.

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On the morning of departure: Helsingin Yliopisto library with a soft sky beyond.

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Oldstyle tram.

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Lurking gull.

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Near where we met to board our tour van, in the Eira neighborhood in the southwestern end of downtown, an old observatory, I believe. Eira, like Skatta, is a great center of Jugend style within Helsinki.

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Shipworks.

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We took the same highway toward Turku as on our way to Utö.

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Some of the farms looked specifically familiar from the Utö trip.

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The tour van upon arrival at the Paimio Sanatorium.