Aboa Vetus in Turku, the only archaeological museum in Finland, is a medieval town quarter of six houses discovered underground. The remains of the buildings were kept as they were found in the 1990s. After the Great Fire of Turku in 1827 majority of the city had to be rebuilt, and medieval ruins were buried underground.
The medieval ruins are located under this impressive family home Rettig palace,
built on the site in 1928 by a tobacco manufacturer Hans von Rettig.
The upper floors host modern art, a museum called Ars Nova.
It was interesting to walk in the middle of these ancient ruins. Unfortunately the space lacked light, so photos did not succeed so well. But I found there this fascinating Mouseum, that is a miniature museum for mice, made by the Raunistula dollhouse club as a jubilee exhibition for their 10th anniversary. Raunistula dollshouse club - Clic to the link for more charming photos.
Photographed in the café of the Rettig Palace. The artist is Niki de Saint Phalle.
Thank you Kirsi for the name!
MEETING SIRU FOR THE FIRST TIME
We have an exciting day tomorrow: we’ll see the five weeks old Siru for the first time.
She is a Norwegian Forest Cat born with 5 other kitties on September the 2nd.
It will take still 8 weeks until we get her home.