May 12: trip to Porvoo
After final review, our history professor Sirkkaliisa took us on a field trip to the town of Porvoo, about an hour east of Helsinki.
On the way: Hanasaari in the background, the old power station complex in the foreground. I accidentally through the old power station grounds on a run one night.
Clearer view of Hanasaari.
I think this is a big HQ that we learned about earlier, but I forget what it is.
I think this is another part of it.
A bucolic scene.
This would be a field-recording bonanza!
The pipes were part of this bridge project.
Upon arrival: a view of Porvoo's famous old red riverside storage buildings, with the medieval cathedral, built 13th–15th centuries (and its roof rebuilt after an arson in 2006) visible beyond.
We walked up the river on this path; it was a lovely mild day.
Another church view.
Crossing the river to get into the old town.
The red storehouses looking a little like a herd of livestock pushing each other toward a watering hole.
One of the medieval-vintage streets of the old town.
The church from the churchyard.
Good for skateboarding.
A sturdy cornerpost.
The quite anthropomorphizable bell tower, with palimpsestuous brick and stone walls, like the Hämeen Linna keep.
The quite nicely detailed gable of the church's vestibule.
We took a quick look inside the church; here is the nave.
Nice sun in the windows.
Sun diffusing in the vestibule.