It was a bit messy, and as I forgot all the information about the trip at home we had to make several phone calls to be able to know the name of the hostel, the address...but finally we made it.
We got there by regular train, and we took our bikes with us (tho once there we realized that renting the bikes at Aalto Museum is 10€ first day, but we would have taken the risk that they were all rented...)
In Finland every single thing is thought to be done by bike, it is amazing. (taking the bike is 9€ each way) and the trains are very comfortable.
|Our bikes in the train. Finland is awesome!|
|Some troubles trying to find the hostel...|
It really caught my attention the way the city is think for the kids. Many parks for kids, with huge installations for playing, made of wood, with stone sculpture... If I had to choose a place in Finland to have my kids, Jyväskylä would be that.
|Nice streets for and by kids in the north of the city|
|New University of Jyväskylä, Arto Sipinen 1999|
|Part of the new campus|
|Stylish bridge that connects the city with the new University|
It was projected by Alvar Aalto in 1970. Inspired by Le Corbusier, Aalto used the concrete in a massive/poetic way that I admire.
|Detail of the curve of the concrete roof|
|Detail of how Aalto treated the concrete. Notre Dame du-Haut?|
|The other side of the curve|
|Contrast of shapes|
|Jyväskylä train station. By Kjisik, around 1995|
|Me at the Aalto Museum watching Aalto movie surrounded by Aalto posters, and Aalto funiture, and Aalto...|
|Aalto is in the air|
|Church of the city|
|The way back home, going thought Munkkiniemi|
Trains in Helsinki
Harris and Kjisik architects