27 August 2008


National Museum of Finland / Helsinki, Finland
We arrived in Helsinki late on a cold March evening with snow in the forecast. Waking up to almost a foot of snow on the ground was not conducive to a day of sightseeing but we made the effort nonetheless. Coming upon what looked to be a medieval style church, we discovered was the National Museum. I was surprised to learn that the building was, in part, designed by Eliel Saarinen, father to the more famous architect Eero Saarinen, and opened to the public in 1916. After making a quick assessment, we decided not to pay the admission fee and go through - but I was able to capture this great image in the domed entrance hall.

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