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Printed Date: 05 December 2019 at 20:01

Topic: Tamminiemi
Posted By: Hezu
Subject: Tamminiemi
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 21:15
On Wednesday I decided to visit Tamminiemi. The main building there is the former official residence of Finnish presidents. Since the death of the longest serving president, Urho Kekkonen, the house become a museum in his honour.

1. But the main reason to go there was not the main building, it was the fairly rare opportunity to visit what lies behind this door...">

2. The bombshelter built during the short reign of Gustaf Mannerheim just after the world war II">

3. Stairwell">

4. Quite soon after completion it was found out that there was hardly any need for this facility and it was mostly forgotten">

5. As evidenced by these rusty pipes">

6. Next, I took a quick look at the famous Tamminiemi sauna, which was said to be a hotspot of politics and sauna diplomacy during the time (1956-1981) when Kekkonen was president">

7. Then it was time to go to the main building, which looks like this from the seaside">

8. The presidential office">

9. Office corner">

10. A globe">

11. Sofa group in the living room">

12. Table and chairs in the same room">

13. Furniture in a room with a fireplace">

14. I think this was a dining table">

15. Chinaware in a cupboard">

16. Kitchen">

17. The other side of kitchen">

18. A clock, a phone and some sort of control panel">

19. Stairs">

20. Upstairs study">

21. Bathroom">

22. Bedroom">

23. TV Corner">

24. Portrait of the former master of the house">

25. Gazebo in the garden">

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 15 June 2019 at 07:02
You can see someone important lived here, for instance by #18. The kitchen looks very retro by nowadays standards, but great they preserved this all. TFS Heikki .

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