April 23: Southern Finland tour – Turku Cathedral
From Paimio, we continued a short distance to Turku, stopping first at the Cathedral, completed in 1300 and thus one of the few medieval buildings extant in Finland.
Modernity on the outskirts of the city.
The tower of the cathedral. I really enjoy the wacky variety of surface details here.
A peek into the nave.
Wish I remembered what this part is called.
A pleasantly irregular wall.
Slightly stained glass.
There were many of these inset tombs (which I think also have a common name that I'm currently blanking on).
In addition there were many and varied side chapels.
Here's another one, with some rather dramatically lit statuary.
The whole nave, looking back from the apse.
One of the side aisles. The light conditions varied remarkably from place to place.
A nicely designed register.
The quite modern organ.
This sculpture is pretty neat.
Another inset tomb (in the floor, kept rotated).
A jumpy crow outside.
View back to the tower.
The apse side, revealing some of the chapels.