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May 21: Utö – Kattrumpan

As the last full day on the island waned, and all our construction projects were finally complete, we convened a celebratory gathering of the locals and ourselves (and other visitors maybe? I wasn't sure who everyone who attended was) to show the new gallery-stairs in the bunker.

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The assembly in front of the entrance to the bunker/gallery.

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Entering the bunker/gallery.

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Underneath the floor were placed lights for a nice underglow. I like how it highlights (as it were) the irregularity of the walls.

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The stairs: trapezoidal so that they're evenly spaced in the middle for traversing but alternately widened at the ends, for sitting.

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Peering down into the gallery from the entrance door. A very small space, impressively adapted.

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Here's the full height of the room.

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Thence Brian and I headed on to Kattrumpan (the Sanctuary of Silence site) to see how it compared to our memory of it while working on the project away from it through the semester.

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A view from the Kattrumpan jetty/dock toward another little spit of land along the shore to the east, which I learned I'd misdrawn on my plans. Oops.

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Looking back toward the main site from the end of the dock. The boathouse looks like it's looking into the water.

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The weird old brick-and-plaster building.

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Surveying the main site from on high, with the village in the distance.

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The jetty, and the Havshotel area beyond it, with Eivor the Ferry visible at the dock.

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Boulders and pebbles aplenty.

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A tenacious li'l guy.

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A glimpse into the trenches.

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Looking out to the eastern plain (containing the cemetery).

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The village stairs.

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On the way back to the hostel for dinner, with the trusty Havshotel wheelbarrow we used to ferry bench materials around there by the wayside.

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Here's Eivor, ready to take us back to Pärnäs bright and early the next morning.