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.
The assembly in front of the entrance to the bunker/gallery.
Entering the bunker/gallery.
Underneath the floor were placed lights for a nice underglow. I like how it highlights (as it were) the irregularity of the walls.
The stairs: trapezoidal so that they're evenly spaced in the middle for traversing but alternately widened at the ends, for sitting.
Peering down into the gallery from the entrance door. A very small space, impressively adapted.
Here's the full height of the room.
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.
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.
Looking back toward the main site from the end of the dock. The boathouse looks like it's looking into the water.
The weird old brick-and-plaster building.
Surveying the main site from on high, with the village in the distance.
The jetty, and the Havshotel area beyond it, with Eivor the Ferry visible at the dock.
Boulders and pebbles aplenty.
A tenacious li'l guy.
A glimpse into the trenches.
Looking out to the eastern plain (containing the cemetery).
The village stairs.
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.
Here's Eivor, ready to take us back to Pärnäs bright and early the next morning.