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Sunday Walk in Helsinki

August 10, 2011

I took these pictures in Helsinki in October 2002, visiting the city on a Sunday afternoon. I remember the thin air and cold light, the quiet and pleasent atmosphere walking around the Finlandia Hall by Alvar Aalto, Kiasma Museum by Steven Halll (according to the last issue of Monocle the only contemporary building by a foreign architect in the whole country), the Central Station by Eliel Saarinen (father of Eero), people coming and going in front of  Stockmann, a beautiful yellow brick University building and some brightly painted residential courtyards. I did not have the impression of being in the city with the worldwide highest quality of life, but it is almost ten years ago. It’s about time I visit Helsinki again and see what is happening.

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