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.
On the morning of departure: Helsingin Yliopisto library with a soft sky beyond.
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.
We took the same highway toward Turku as on our way to Utö.
Some of the farms looked specifically familiar from the Utö trip.
The tour van upon arrival at the Paimio Sanatorium.