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1. Turun linna
Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city of Turku in Finland. Together with Turku Cathedral, the castle is one of the oldest buildings still in use and the largest surviving medieval building in Finland. It was founded in the late 13th century and stands on the banks of the Aura River. The castle served as a bastion and administrative centre in Eastland, as Finland was known during its time as a province of Sweden. Only once did the castle figure in the defence of the realm, when Russian invaders from Novgorod destroyed Turku in 1318. It more frequently played a role in internal struggles for power within Sweden and the Kalmar Union. The castle's heyday was in the mid-16th century during the reign of Duke John of Finland and Catherine Jagellon. That was when the Renaissance Floor and King's and Queen's hall were built, along with other features. It lost its status as an administrative centre in the 17th century after Per Brahe's period as governor-general of Finland came to an end. Turku castle is today Finland's most visited museum, with attendance reaching 200,000 in some years. In addition, many of the larger rooms are used for municipal functions.
Martin's Church in Turku, Finland is the main church of Martin's parish, founded in 1921. The church was consecrated on the 450th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther, on November 12, 1933. The designers of the church were the architects Totti Sora and Gunnar Wahlroos. The church represents architectural functionalism. Martin's church is a long church with three aisles with very narrow side aisles. The church has a functional and singular practicality of its own. The barrel-vaulting of the roof is one of the most outstanding features of the church. The altar, the pulpit, and the roof are notable features of architect Sora's work. On the top of the pulpit, the architect has placed a crown. The same theme is featured as a decoration to the hymn list table. The architects have clearly thought of the church as a royal court chamber and for this reason the basic construction is reminiscent of a basilica. The artist Aarre Aaltonen has made five decorative sculptures for the pulpit.
3. Suomen Joutsen
Suomen Joutsen is a steel-hulled full-rigged ship with three square rigged masts. Built in 1902 by Chantiers de Penhoët in St. Nazaire, France, as Laënnec, the ship served two French owners before she was sold to German interest in 1922 and renamed Oldenburg. In 1930, she was acquired by the Government of Finland, refitted to serve as a school ship for the Finnish Navy and given her current name. Suomen Joutsen made eight long international voyages before the Second World War and later served in various support and supply roles during the war. From 1961 on she served as a stationary seamen's school for the Finnish Merchant Navy. In 1991, Suomen Joutsen was donated to the city of Turku and became a museum ship moored next to Forum Marinum.
Turku Sports Park is a sports and recreation area located on the eastern shore of the Aura River in the center of Turku. The extensive park area includes a variety of sports facilities, some of which are open throughout the year. The most significant entities in the park are the Paavo Nurmi Stadium and the Upper Field, which serves as a field for both football and American football. The park also has a frisbee golf course, outdoor fitness equipment and several tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. In winter, the park fields are frozen for ice games. Around the park, the Karikko Loop, which is named after Paavo Kariko, who was Finland's first municipal sports director from 1938 to 1969.
5. Turun yliopiston kasvitieteellinen puutarha
The Botanical Garden of the University of Turku is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Turku on Ruissalo Island in Turku. Originally, the garden was built in 1924 three years after the university was founded in Iso-Heikkilä, from where it was transferred to Ruissalo in 1956. The garden covers about 5,000 different species and variety of plant collection, of which over 2,000 are in six greenhouses. In addition to the greenhouses, the botanical garden includes an outdoor garden. The greenhouses include a succulent greenhouse, ahorahaia room, a winter garden, a new world tropics, an old world tropics and a Mediterranean climate.
MS Bore is a combination museum and hotel ship docked permanently in Turku, Finland. She was originally built in 1960 by Oskarshamn shipyard, Oskarshamn, Sweden as the car/passenger ferry SS Bore for Steamship Company Bore, Finland, then the last commercial steam ship built in Scandinavia and the first ferry on the route between Finland and Sweden where cars could drive aboard. She was later known as SS Borea, before being rebuilt as a cruise ship in 1988. 1988 to 2010 she was owned by the Finnish shipping company Kristina Cruises and known as MS Kristina Regina until she was retired because she did not comply with new safety regulations.
7. Koroisten piispankirkko
Tulunkoloy Church, or Koroma Bishop's Church, is a medieval stone church located on the Corrence Terrace Peninsula of Tulu Island. At present, only the frame room and shell foundation are left in the church. The bishop was moved from Nusia to Koroma in 1229. Around Nimes, defenses were built, and in addition to church buildings, bishops' fortress apartments were arranged there. The church at that time remained in operation after the cathedral was transferred to Turkey until 1396, when the Vitalia brothers destroyed the peninsula. After that, a church of Notre Dame was built.
8. Pyhän Katariinan kirkko
St. Catherine's Church is located in Nummi, a suburb of Turku, Finland, in the same district as Turku Student Village. It represents old medieval stone church building tradition. Although it was completely destroyed and has undergone several renovations, it has preserved something of its original appearance and retains the basic plan of a medieval Finnish church. The construction was begun in the 1340s; the sacristy was completed first and the church later. Bishop Hemming and Bishop Thomas of Växjö consecrated the church on 22 January 1351.
9. V.I. Lenin
V. I. Lenin's memorial is Vladimir Iljich Lenin's bust by Mikhail Anuchin, located at the top of Aurakatu in Puolalanmäki, Turku. The statue is a gift from the city of Leningrad to its twin city in Turku in 1977. The bronze sculpture was cast in the Leningrad Monument Sculptura in 1977. The statue was made by Loimaa's stonewall house. The sculpture was revealed on Leningrad's Day, November 13, 1977. The statue is a bronze and a stand of red granite. The bust is 0.8 meters and the stand is 1.7 meters high, the total height is 2.5 meters.
Strong is the concrete sculpture made by Maarit Nissilä, located in the Patteriha of Turku in the Vaasantie Park. The work, completed in 1987, was unveiled in connection with the 70th anniversary of the Mountain Counselor Armas Puolimatka on June 2, 1988. A. Puolimatka, which built the oldest suburb of Turku, donated a sculpture to the city of Turku. With its stands, a 4.5 -meter -high sculpture depicts the life work of Armas Puolimatka, a Turku -born Armas Puolimatkat as a builder of the City of Turku.
11. Jäinen meri
The icy sea is Raimo Utriainen's bronze sculpture in Borenpuisto, Turku, between Linnankatu and Aurajoki, at the corner of Koulukatu and the Myllysilla. The sculpture revealed in 1961 was erected by the city of Turku as a monument to the winter flow of Turku. The name of the sculpture is engraved on the name August Uppman. He was a sea captain that founded Boren, a steamboat company. According to the company, Borenpuisto, where the sculpture is located, and the Bore House on the other side of Koulukatu.
12. Turun taidemuseo
Turku Art Museum is an art museum in Tulu Island, Poland. The operation of the museum is continuous, and its collection was founded in 1891 by the Const Rennin i Oberturen Art Society. The museum building was designed by architecture professor Gustav Nestron (18561917) and completed in 1904. Built with private funds donated to Dahstrom by merchant brothers Ernst (18461924) and Magnus (18591924), the Tulua Art Museum donated to Tulu City designed for the second post-Artenum Finnish building.
Michael's Church is a church situated in central Turku. It is named after Archangel Michael and was finished in 1905. It dominates the western skyline of the city of Turku was designed by Professor Lars Sonck and is one of the most popular wedding churches in Turku being able to seat 1,800 people. When Sonck won the competition for the church in 1894, he was only a 23-year-old architectural student. Michael's Church is older than Michael's parish. The parish only dates back to 1921.
Puolalanmäki is a hill in the center of Turku, VI and VII. It is one of the seven hills of Turku and 35.2 meters above sea level. On top of the hill is the Turku Art Museum, surrounded by Puolalanpuisto Park. Mäki is named after the village of Polish, which was connected to Turku from Maaria in the 17th century. Together with the Turku Art Museum, Puolalanmäki is one of the nationally significant built cultural environments defined by the National Board of Antiquities.
15. Elämän puu
Tree of Life (1960) is a 15-meter tree of light designed on the wall of Maria Street Branch of Sutton Cooperative Bank in Toulon. The works of art of artist Kalevi Manisen are also well known to Turks. It is also the God of Light and the Tree of Money. Another official name for it is seed tree growth. The work was updated to be more ecological during the facade renovation of the real estate, and now its lighting is controlled by led lights.
16. Suojattu kasvu
The protected growth is a granite sculpture on the west bank of Auraje in Turusa by wheat sculptor JarkkoRoth. The work, completed in 1983, was donated to the city by the construction company Stone Cone on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in 1985. Industrial consultant Paul Rapana, founder of Stone Cone, says the work depicts a protective upbringing environment stably provided by developing Turks to an aspiring company moving forward.
17. Gaian silmä
Gaia Eye (1998) is a work of light by Kimo Ojanieme embedded in the wall of the Mylly tunnel in Toulon, made of glass, acrylic, stainless steel and glow sticks. The background of the work is Gaia Hypothesis put forward by James Lovelock in 1960s, which holds that the Earth is a self-controlling entity and can self-sustain our planet habitable. Gaia is a goddess in Greek mythology. Her mission is to protect life and the earth.
18. Wäinö Aaltosen museo
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art or WAM for short, is an art museum in central Turku, Finland dedicated especially to modern art. The museum is located on the east bank of the Aura River. The permanent exhibition is based on the art collection of the City of Turku, which includes a large collection of works by Finnish artist and sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen. Temporary exhibitions focus on Finnish and international modern art.
Resurrection Church is the church building of Tulu Island Cemetery. It was designed by Turkish functional architect Eric Bragman. The design and implementation of the church has at least the characteristics of Italian folk architecture, Finnish stone church tradition, Nordic classicism and functionalism in the 1920s. The Resurrection Chapel was one of Eric Bragman's decisions. The church was completed in April 1941.
Samppalinnanpuisto, also known as Samppalinnanvuori, is one of the parks in Turku. The park is located among others. Samppalinna restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and Luostarivuori school. Its plant range includes more than 60 different types of wooden plant species. The name of the place dates back to the ancient castle on the spot. The word Sampa, or Sampoma, in Southwest Finland has meant a border mark or pile.
Water Castle is a water tower completed in a university on Tulu Island in 1941. The ash facade of rectangular buildings with box foundation pit is made of lime-sand bricks and has anti-seepage columns. The monumental building was designed by architects Eric Braggman and Albert Richardson. Engineer Emil Holberg is responsible for the structural design. There are two concrete pools in Shuibao, totaling 6000m ~ 3.
22. Lotta Svärd
The statue of Lota Slade is a bronze statue made by Finnish sculptor Nina Sello on Children's Shore. The sculpture is a natural size, presented in thick almonds and other winter articles, waiting to be transported by lotus flowers. At the root of Lota's foot, there is his equipment circle. The sculpture was unearthed in 1985. Later, there were two foundries, one on Tulu Island and the other on Taru Island.
Kupittaanpuisto park is the largest, oldest and largest urban park in Finland, located in the Kupita district of Turku. The park covers an area of 24 hectares and includes, for example, kupittaa's country swimming pool and adventure park, as well as a pavilion restaurant, a traffic town and a bird park. There is also one of the bronze casts of the Hirvi statue of the sculptor Jussi Mäntynen.
24. Matkan varrelta
Along the way (1985) is Maarit Nissilä's Cubist Bronze Sculpture in Vähähäkilä. Two characters are sitting on the bench: it is difficult for them to know if they have just encountered, or perhaps already going in different directions. The work is located at Kupittaankatu 146 in front of the service point of Osuuspankki and is commissioned by the Osuuspankki Mäkitupala Association.
The Finnish Seamen's Mission was established in 1875. It was established to help Finns travelling abroad, particularly seafarers and migrant workers. It is a Christian organisation which, as well as providing church services and pastoral care, also aims to provide cultural and social services to the Finnish community. The Secretary General (Pääsihteeri) as of 2015 is Hannu Suihkonen.
26. Summan taistelun muistomerkki
The Battle of Suma Monument is a sculpture of Jusi Vikage of Turusa in Kubitata Stadium between Kubita Street and East Long Street. The work is red granite, that is, stone, among which Weima is the birthplace of Vikai and is famous. The memorial ceremony was inaugurated in 1965 and erected by the Suma Heritage Committee in southwestern Finland to commemorate the Winter War (193940).
27. Turun punavankileirin muistomerkki 535
Turku Red Prison Camp Monument 535 was designed by artist Ismo Kayande and completed by Reho Mutson, a metal edge teacher at Turku Adult Training Center, on the slope of Kurhrehere Pit Field in Turua. The artwork was unearthed in 1994 at a site that houses the Turku prison camp after the civil war. There were a maximum of 3,300 red prisoners in the camp, 175 of whom were taken away.
28. Koppi ja kova luu
Coppi Bone and Hard Bone, a humorous work of art by sculptor Sakari Pertola, sits on the dome of the student village of Tulu, along the popular fitness route. According to its name, the sculpture consists of dogs and bones. Pisces and Hard Bone were completed back in 2003, but it has been searching for its place in Turkey, before, from Loima, Kakalera and Helsinki to Alpine parks.
Sigyn, built in Gothenburg 1887, now museum ship in Turku, is the last remaining wooden barque used for trade across the oceans. At the time she was built there were thousands of similar vessels, but she was one of the last ones built. She was quite small even for her time, considering she was built for long-distance trade, but well built and considered fast and beautiful.
30. Qwenselin talo
The Qwensel House is the oldest wooden house in Turku, Finland. It is bourgeois housing from the autarchic times that has survived in its entirety. The house was built approximately in the year 1700 in an area that was reserved for the nobility in the city plan made up by Peter Brahe in 1652. Today, the Qwensel House operates as the Turku Pharmacy Museum and café.
31. Kurjet pesällä
Kurjet Nest has a very typical sculpture for Jussi Mäntunen, the theme is nature and a living animal. The artist's interest in nature was reflected in his hunting hobby and need to move around in nature. Mäntynen worked for more than 20 years as a conservator at the University of Helsinki Animal Museum, so he had a good knowledge of the anatomy of animals.
32. Turun Linnantontun ja Valpuri Innamaan kohtaaminen Teatterisillalla
The encounter between Tulun Linandunton and Valpari Innama on the Theatre Bridge is a three-story environmental art work created by Tulun Tioni and Turkish sculptor Jan-ErikAndersson on the Tulun Theatre Bridge. The work was completed in 1998, which is a bridge of the previous year. The work is part of the environmental art project of Pro Culture Foundation.
33. Kasvimuseo TUR
The Botanical Museum of Turku University, together with the Zoological Museum, together with the Aeronautical Biology Laboratory, the Resarro Botanical Garden, the Lapland Institute Kevon, the Islands Oceanographic Institute, the Scientific Center Turku and the LUMA Center in southwestern Finland, constitute the biodiversity unit belonging to Turku.
34. Kurjet kaivolla
Kurjet Kaivo has Jussi Mäntunen's bronze sculpture off the Turku Municipal Hospital. The city commissioned the birds a bronze sculpture in the Lapinlahti Art Found and decided to locate in front of the municipal hospital. The work was originally cast in plaster and, as such an artist, donated it to the city of Turku. The work was unveiled in 1973.
35. Joitakin teknokukkasia
Some techno flowers include Eero Merimaa's light artwork in Raunistula, Turku, along the outdoor trail of the Aura riverbank. It consists of colour light poles that work with motion sensors in the shape of a stylized flower and curve over the path. Flowers that rise to a height of less than a few metres light up at dusk when they pass by.
36. Kun ystävyyssuhteet solmitaan
Kun ystävyyssuhteet solmitaan (Finnish) or När vänskapsbanden knytes is a sculpture erected by Wäinö Aaltonen, located in the Puutori market square in Turku, Finland. It symbolises the twin town partnership of Turku and Gothenburg. There are two sculptures, the original in Gothenburg and its duplicate at Aninkaistenkatu 12 in Turku.
37. FNS Keihässalmi
Keihässalmi was a minelayer of the Finnish Navy. She was commissioned in 1957 and remained in service until 1994, after which she was turned into a museum ship in Turku. The vessel was named after the strait of Keihässalmi, which is located in Sipoo. Keihässalmi was the first Finnish minelayer to be constructed after World War II.
38. Ylös pyhään pyörryttävään korkeuteen
Rising to the height of the sacred vortex is a sculpture, designed by Zhu Xisong, in Turu's Tuno Church Park. Its theme is the upturned swan pair. Made of bronze, the sculpture is 1.25 meters high and its red granite base is 1.3 meters high. The sculpture was unveiled in August 1970. This sculpture is made with three lamps in total.
39. Life on a Leaf
Life is a leaf, a home of art designed by painter Jan-ErikAndersson by Toulon Shivensol. Seen from above, the house looks like a leaf. The house will be the home of the Anderson family and will be completed in 2009 as part of the PhD's work at the Academy of Fine Arts. The design has been carried out with architect Urgi Long Shore.
Network is a work of environmental art designed and manufactured by architect Oti Sarakoski in 1995 at Tulu at the junction of East Coast Avenue and Volt Kilvi Avenue. The size of spider's reticulated shell is about 12 × 15 meters. A series of races weave the polyester dynamics of the network itself, and the job took about a mile.
41. Jalkaväenkenraali Adolf Ehrnroothin muistomerkki
Brigadier Adolf Enrose's monument is the work of sculptor Herman Swan. This is a bronze relic attached to a red granite rock. The theme of Relief Society is that Enrose examines his regiment JR7 in Carriala's bracket 4. June 1st, 1944. The work describes the real events, and only a few days later, a big attack in Cagliari happened.
Finland has a sculpture of Vico Jorge in the kindergarten courtyard of Turua Monastery Street at No.5. The main materials of this work are steel and iron elements, which are welded together by brittle materials. The theme of the sculpture is a swamp bird, and it just seems to take a step forward. The unveiling ceremony was in 1973.
43. Sateenkaaren salaisuus
The secret of the rainbow is Jan-Erik Andersson's environmental art work in the Turku Bio Valley. The work consists of 24 lighting columns painted in the rainbow colors and two light traffic bridges that cross Jaaninoja. Materials include: Steel, concrete, impregnated wood, cable and metal tube. The work was inaugurated in 2007.
44. Vanha Suurtori
The Old Great Square is a medieval market square located in the city centre of Turku, Finland. It is located in the II District in very close proximity to Turku Cathedral. The area was the administrative and commercial centre of Turku since the founding of the city in the 13th century up until the Great Fire of Turku.
Pearl is the MerjaKonesen sculpture group at 72 off the eastern coast of Turkey, in front of the so-called White House. The work unearthed in 2011 consists of four enlarged water drop-shaped elements, and its polished steel surface is reflected by wide-angle mirrors in different directions of the city's vision.
Baoan Mountain is a hill in the II district of Tulu city center and an area of the park. The height of this mountain is 50 meters above sea level. The park is known, among other things, for its 1810 Star Tower architecture designed by Karl Ludwig Engel on the Rhine, as well as the traditional Turunkaila Tower.
The MAP Church is a center of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Mormons of Latter's Mormons in Mäntymäki, Turku. It is located on the end of the Betaniankatu street in Mäntymäenaukio. The building, which was introduced in 1966 and ordained in 1967, was designed by architects Mirja and Heikki Castrén.
48. Turun linnan kirkko
The Church of Turku Castle is a Lutheran church decorated on the south side of the earliest Turku Castle in the Duchy of Huhana. The church was opened in 1706. It is run by the Turku Museum Center, which rents it out to church supplies, concerts and other events. The church has a capacity of 240 people.
49. Fibonacci Sequence 1-55
Fibonacci Sequence 1–55 is a light installation by The Italian Mario Merz, suspended on the side of the chimney of turku Energia Oy's power plant, which was unveiled at Turun Linnankatu 65 in May 1994. In the Fibonacci number queue, each number in the series is the sum of the previous two numbers.
50. Ahkerat lukutoukat
The Ahekert Reading Sculpture (1975) is a sculpture by Simon Heleneus and a public sculpture of one of the few images of children in Tulu. The work is located in front of Sampalinan School and commissioned according to the funding proposal of the Fine Arts Committee on the ownership of the school.
The temple is a sculpture by Kim Simonsson in Turku's Kupittaanpuisto Park. It is a multi-part relief on the exterior walls of a small substation building. The substation is located on the corner of Uusimaankatu and Kupittaankatu. The work was unveiled in the Turku Capital of Culture year 2011.
To the north are works of environmental art by Israeli artist Michar Ullman, part of an art project at the Pro Kutula Foundation in the city of Tulu. The work consists of 13 granite rocks, which are inlaid in the shape of the hull. The unveiling ceremony was held in Toulon Valventor in 1996.
Iglu is a master of Tulun Purta's Place Names in Beijing. The work has been carried out on the wall of the air-conditioned pavilion built to meet the needs of the parking cave under the tower. Some of the booth walls are coated with white ceramics, which are covered with cracked cracks.
55. Pyhän Birgitan ja Autuaan Hemmingin kirkko
St. Bridget and Blessed Hemming Church is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Turku, Finland. The church building, completed in 1966, is located in the center of Turku in Ursininkatu. It was consecrated in honor of St. Bridget of Sweden and bishop Hemming of Turku.
56. Suomen Marsalkka C. G. E. Mannerheim
57. Ystävyyden patsas
58. Victor Westerholm
64. R. W. Ekman
The daisy is a sculpture erected in the Turku Forum Marinum yard in 2011, which depicts a huge daisy flower with its hats. The sculpture made by Jani Rätyä and Antti Stöckell is 25 meters long and made of wood, metal and reinforced plastic.
66. Äiti ja lapsi / G. A. Petreliuksen muistomerkki
67. Pietari Brahe
68. Turun helluntaiseurakunta
Loess Park is one of Turku Parks. The almost triangular park is located in the centre of the city, between Arningcase Street, Erikin Street and the Ola River. Named after Elias Le Nilot, the park covers an area of 4,300 square meters.
70. Mater Marium
Designed by Rafael Saifulin and completed in 2005, the Happy Horse is a sculpture on University Street in downtown Tulu. The bronze sculpture is decorated with coins, medals and badges of honor from various countries.
73. Life Cycle
74. Dominikaaniluostarin muistomerkki
76. FNS Karjala
The Turunmaa-class fast gunboats was a type of vessel, previously operated by the Finnish Navy in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and trade protection roles. Internationally they were labeled as corvettes.
77. Luolavuoren vesitorni
The cave landscape tower is the largest water tower in Turku, located in the cave mountain area. The tower was completed in 1968 and has a volume of 12,500 cubic meters. It was built as the city's own work.
78. Poika ja meri
The Boy and the Sea are bronze statues made by sculptor Simon Heleneus. It is located in AS. In the courtyard of Orani Beach in Turua, it is located at 34 Linnan Street. The statue was unveiled in 2005.
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