Tuesday, February 2, 2010
More pictures from the weekend.
This weekend marked the end of our first month here in Turku. The time is flying by. During our first week in Turku we visited the Turku Art museum to see the Kalevala exhibit. This weekend we went to the Waino Aaltonen museum of art. Waino Aaltonen was an important post-independence sculptor and painter. I pass his sculpture of Paavo Nurmi, the flying Finn, on my way to Finnish class.
At WAM we saw an exhibit on fifty years of an artistic community and I have posted some of the wooly art on display.
We also visited the Turku Biological Museum. This was a small building that held only dioramas of Finnish fauna and flora. It reminded me of some of those dark galleries at the American Museum of Natural History. I was drawn to the one urban diorama that included a hedgehog. I would love to see a hedgehog while we are here. Chris and I did see a rabbit hopping down our street late one night. The only exhibit of live animals were some snow insects that you could look at through the microscope. They reminded me of why you should never eat snow, yellow or otherwise.