For this week’s Thursday Doors, I am going to feature just one door.
The building we are looking at is the Natural History Museum in Helsinki. It was built in 1913 to be a Russian boys’ school. After Finnish independence in 1917, it was used for army purposes and as a cadet school. In 1923 the University of Helsinki acquired the building and it became the Zoological Museum. Since 1996 it has served as the Natural History Museum.
What I love about this building is the two giraffes looking down from the balcony and the huge elk sculpture in front.
And now, the doors, don’t they seem to say: Welcome!
Have you visited this building in Helsinki? For an interesting story about the spiders there, read this article.
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