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May 12: trip to Porvoo

After final review, our history professor Sirkkaliisa took us on a field trip to the town of Porvoo, about an hour east of Helsinki.

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On the way: Hanasaari in the background, the old power station complex in the foreground. I accidentally through the old power station grounds on a run one night.

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Clearer view of Hanasaari.

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I think this is a big HQ that we learned about earlier, but I forget what it is.

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I think this is another part of it.

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A bucolic scene.

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This would be a field-recording bonanza!

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The pipes were part of this bridge project.

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Upon arrival: a view of Porvoo's famous old red riverside storage buildings, with the medieval cathedral, built 13th–15th centuries (and its roof rebuilt after an arson in 2006) visible beyond.

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We walked up the river on this path; it was a lovely mild day.

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Another church view.

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Leaves!

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Crossing the river to get into the old town.

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The red storehouses looking a little like a herd of livestock pushing each other toward a watering hole.

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One of the medieval-vintage streets of the old town.

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Cobblez.

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The church from the churchyard.

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Good for skateboarding.

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A sturdy cornerpost.

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The quite anthropomorphizable bell tower, with palimpsestuous brick and stone walls, like the Hämeen Linna keep.

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The quite nicely detailed gable of the church's vestibule.

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We took a quick look inside the church; here is the nave.

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Nice sun in the windows.

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Sun diffusing in the vestibule.