Places, Spaces: Finland

Nature and culture to experience. Comments from a Feng Shui Architect's point of view.
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Temppeliaukio, "Rock Church", Helsinki, Finland. A huge copper "wok pan" floating above your head. Photo by strangebehaviour on Flikr.

A huge copper "wok pan" floating above your head. Photo by strangebehaviour on Flikr.

Yrjönkadun uimahalli. Helsinki, Finland.  The first public swimming hall in Finland. Opened in 1928. Photo by Akseli Niemelä.

HDR photo of the Yrjönkadun uimahalli swimming hall. Clearly shows the best part of Helsinki architecture.

Pyynikki Observation Tower. Donuts with cardamom and coffee! Tampere, Finland

Donuts with cardamom and coffee! Tampere, Finland - They are famous, I hear, the donuts.

Mid winter noon in Suvanto village, Pelkosenniemi, Finland.  Suvanto is the only village entirety in Finnish Lapland to survive the war.  Selected as the most beautiful village in Finnish Lapland and rewarded by Europa Nostra prize.  Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen.

Mid winter noon in Suvanto village, Pelkosenniemi, Finland. Suvanto is the only village entirety in Finnish Lapland to survive the war. Selected as the most beautiful village in Finnish Lapland and rewarded by Europa Nostra prize. Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen.

The Senate Square. Helsinki, Finland. An ideal Feng Shui form school setting. The Cathedral on the back (turtle), the Council of State (former Senate) on the left (dragon), the main University building on the right (tiger) and the City Hall (bird) followed by the main Market Square by the sea. 60 meters wide stairs of the Cathedral face South. What a Xue spot to sit in during the summer!  Buildings by Architect Carl Ludvig Engel.  3D model by Fontus.

The Senate Square. Helsinki, Finland. An ideal Feng Shui form school setting. The Cathedral on the back (turtle), the Council of State (former Senate) on the left (dragon), the main University building on the right (tiger) and the City Hall (bird) followed by the main Market Square by the sea. 60 meters wide stairs of the Cathedral face South. What a Xue spot to sit in during the summer! Buildings by Architect Carl Ludvig Engel. 3D model by Fontus.

Pier from sauna to the lake. Kreivilä Course Center. Matku, Finland. Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen.

Pier from sauna to the lake. Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen.

Pier from saunas to the sea. Finnish Sauna Society, Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.

Pier from saunas to the sea.

Hietaniemi cemetery by the sea. Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen

Hietaniemi cemetery by the sea. Photo by Kristiina Mäntynen


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