May 22: Turun Linna
Why were we walking down the right bank of the Aurajoki? Why, to check up on Turun Linna, of course!
There it is. Almost didn't spot it behind the foliage.
The Iconic Aspect.
We explored the museum wing of the Linna, which we had skipped in April. Here: delicious plaster(?) foodstuffs, just like in that Beatrix Potter story, which one was that.
Don't even think about pondering the idea of considering trying to escape through this window.
Coins/medallions from, it would appear, a wide span of time. I like modern, asymmetrical design in coins such as the large lower ones here.
For some reason I really dig the composition of these coin displays — I find the tension between regularity and irregularity, and of implicit order with elements apparently missing, using discrete basic shapes as atoms, extremely compelling; this is something deep-rooted and long-present in my aesthetic sense.
No chit-chat allowed. Stay in your niches.
A lovely sculpted kitchen.
A lovely sculpted oven.
A scale model of maybe some city blocks of Turku from... History!
The museum is located in the front (eastern) half of the bailey; this is a view from it out to the courtyard and the main entrance.
The museum wing is accessed by this very cozy corridor.
More sculpted spaces in the bailey entrance.
These geometric black alien beings were milling around the courtyard, watching. We left them be.