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May 22: Turun Linna

Why were we walking down the right bank of the Aurajoki? Why, to check up on Turun Linna, of course!

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There it is. Almost didn't spot it behind the foliage.

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The Iconic Aspect.

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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.

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Don't even think about pondering the idea of considering trying to escape through this window.

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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.

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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.

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No chit-chat allowed. Stay in your niches.

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A lovely sculpted kitchen.

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A lovely sculpted oven.

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A scale model of maybe some city blocks of Turku from... History!

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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.

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The museum wing is accessed by this very cozy corridor.

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More sculpted spaces in the bailey entrance.

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These geometric black alien beings were milling around the courtyard, watching. We left them be.