Saturday, October 09, 2004

Aalto's church in Seinajoki

So, this is the lovely church Seinajoki. Aalto also designed the town center here. This includes the town hall, church, library, and theater. I have only included pictures of the church, for whatever reason. The the design of the other buildings, and their relation to one another, is equally impressive.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Villa Mairea

While I had to dodge a Japanese photographer the whole time I was there, it was amazing to get to see Villa Mairea. It is lovely, Modern, elegant and warm. I sat in the living room with the curator, and she talked about the history of the home, and the way in which it was used. It felt like a home, which is not always something that is evident in a project with no budget, and with the world to impress.

Better than Finnish cookies

So, I've had requests, from people who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are, to post what a traditional Finnish meal looks like.

Basically, I have yet to try the pickled herring. It's so hard! Early in the morning...for breakfast...I want a bagel...or a Hesburger.

Pictures of Aalto's santorium in Paimio

Finally, some pictures of Aalto's sanatorium. Yes, it's a stunning building. Naturally, my photos don't to it justice...