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April 19: Katajanokka to Tervasaari

I had a history paper to write on the Jugend architecture of Katajanokka, so I took a thorough photography walkabout, starting out by walking to the nearby peninsula/island of Tervasaari (Tar Island), which affords a panoramic view of Katajanokka's north shore.

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For a while, a beautiful afternoon, here in Merisotilaantori.

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Corbusian sun.

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"Get off my lawn!"

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The ruins right next to Merisotilaantori, the story of which I am not acquainted with.

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Seagull bomb along the north shore.

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Jugend streetwall.

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Wellamo and neighbor.

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Complementary metal domes.

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These lineworks are one of my favorite aspects of the Jugend style.

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Looking from the north shore of Katajanokka down Aleksanterinkatu on the mainland.

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Big zoom — you can see the yellow Senaatintori buildings and maybe Stockmann down at the end.

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These were awesome every time I walked by them.

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Uspenski looms.

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The Skatta north shore from just up Pohjoisranta. (Skatta is local slang for Katajanokka and I'm using it because I'm tired of writing Katajanokka out so much.)

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Some pretty sweet Jugend or National Romantic details on a building along Pohjoisranta.

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The west half of the Skatta north shore, from Wellamo to Uspenski.