May 15: miscellaneous
A little more of the city and neighborhood before having to pack up and leave.
I walked to the Architecture Museum to return some books to its library. Along the way: this reminds one rather strongly of the Crimson Permanent Assurance Sketch.
What is this I don't even
Cool spire bro.
This alluringly Venetian-like building sits along the south side of Esplanadi.
Esplanadi (looking toward Mannerheimintie) greening up nicely.
...and redding, violeting, and whiting up nicely as well.
Look how evenly distributed each variety is.
One of the baroque edifices on the north side of Esplanadi.
A sleek/mysterious sculpture in the middle of a pedestrian stretch of Kluuvikatu between Esplanadi and Aleksi.
Not all of Helsinki's streetwalls are baroque. Some are "taut."
Some wicked light filtration around sunset inside the apartment. The brick red part is, I would guess, from the sun reflecting on a brick wall, but I wonder now what produced the white and blue.
The laundry machines for the complex. I always used the centrifuge (the metal drum here) to wring out my clothes partway after washing, and then hung up the clothes to dry out the rest of the way.
The way to reserve laundry times is on this cool matrix arranged by day on one axis and time of day on the other, I think, and each apartment is allotted one of these key-controlled pieces to reserve a spot.
A look up toward our apartment.
The apartments looming beyond the laundry building.
A collection of waterside silhouettes.
A very nice secret path near the shore.
The trusty sunset bench.
Of course things were just starting to get flowery and pretty as we had to leave the city.
The laundry building, endusked.