A newly rehabilitated industrial district, the Rottermann Quarter is a great example of how industrial districts can be preserved and how new architecture can be integrated with them. This is a shot of one of the new apartment buildings, whose tall arches mirror the long spire of Oleviste Kirik.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This view of Vanalinn (Old Town) is taken from one of the many look outs over one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. You can see Oleviste Kirik (St. Olaf's Church) believed to be built in the 12th century and for some time was the tallest buildings in the world. Its amazing that when approaching the city on a ferry from Helsinki, that this church is just as tall (if not taller!) than the new buildings in the "city"
When my sister, cousin and I were in Copenhagen the other summer we took a quick train ride over to Mälmo and found this wonderful garden. I didn't notice it until now, but the towers in the background resemble the Turning Torso building bu Santiago Calatrava in Mälmo.