Hola! To all my readers of the female persuasion, happy International Women’s Day! Today is also a Friday (well, it still is in a few of the world’s time zones, anyway), and you know what that means: it’s time for another featured photo! Okay, admittedly that didn’t happen last week, but we still have a pretty good track record overall. 🙂
This week’s featured image comes from the Finnish capital of Helsinki. It’s a building that you’re unlikely to see in many travelogues, but one that I felt compelled to seek out because of its distinctive appearance and amazing colours:
Located in Helsinki’s Arabianranta district, the building, fittingly enough, houses a design school. (Specifically, that institution of higher learning is the Arabia campus of the Aalto University School of Art and Design; the architect behind it is Pentti Kareoja.) And because the photo above is sort of abstract, here’s a bonus picture of it that provides more of a context for its shape:
The place was off the beaten path, to say the least, and was quite far from Helsinki’s city centre; but in my opinion, the exorbitant cab fare that was required to get there was well worth it!
These photos were taken during my visit to Finland in June 2006.
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This building reminds me of the color block art that was popular a few decades ago. Not my personal style, but definitely appropriate for a design school! Nice pics!:-)