The Pool Just Dried Out

Here we have a true landmark and another sad example of renovations gone wrong. This is the municipal swimming pool in Tapiola, Espoo. Built in 1965, it was designed by nationally famous and well regared architect Aarne Ervi. In the early 2000’s it was closed down for a major restauration. As most of the structreContinue reading “The Pool Just Dried Out”

Deserted Lisbon

In early May I booked a week in Lisbon to go see a friend. Another holiday, another country, another beautiful town with lots of old buildings, beautiful architecture and rich history. I spent my days taking long, aimless walks, eating local food in restaurants where they didn’t speak English and visiting tourist attractions. But ofContinue reading “Deserted Lisbon”