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April 23: Southern Finland tour – Turku Cathedral

From Paimio, we continued a short distance to Turku, stopping first at the Cathedral, completed in 1300 and thus one of the few medieval buildings extant in Finland.

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Modernity on the outskirts of the city.

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The tower of the cathedral. I really enjoy the wacky variety of surface details here.

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Vault.

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Colorful chapel.

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A peek into the nave.

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Wish I remembered what this part is called.

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A pleasantly irregular wall.

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Slightly stained glass.

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There were many of these inset tombs (which I think also have a common name that I'm currently blanking on).

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In addition there were many and varied side chapels.

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Here's another one, with some rather dramatically lit statuary.

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The whole nave, looking back from the apse.

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One of the side aisles. The light conditions varied remarkably from place to place.

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A nicely designed register.

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The quite modern organ.

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This sculpture is pretty neat.

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Another inset tomb (in the floor, kept rotated).

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A jumpy crow outside.

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View back to the tower.

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The apse side, revealing some of the chapels.