May 12: Porvoo new town
Across the river (the Porvoonjoki) from the old town is a recent residential development, the design of which, by Tuomo Siitonen, is based on the typology of the old storehouses upriver. We went and checked it out.
The new town under some melodramatic cloudage.
A neat sort of paviliony restaurant along the riverbank, on the old town side (the east side).
Crossing over to the new town side.
A look upstream from the bridge. You can see the cathedral behind the masts over to the right.
A bridge tower.
Hyvin pieni koira sanoo "moi!" Niiiiiiiiiiiin söpö!!
A fun sort of cottage-robotic aesthetic. The mostly pedestrian circulation is great.
Nice colors, a good balance between earthy and vibrant.
Various wooden things.
Really like the variety of screens.
Looking back across to the old town.
Just some ol' river reeds.
Back in the old town: statue axis. (Statue-bridge axis.)
The Valiojäätelö penguin bursting out of the water is the Finnish, less urban-warfare version of the Kool-Aid Monster.