Recently the American ambassador's wife, Cody Douglas Oreck authored a book* of photographs about those neighborhoods. Her motivation? She says that when she told Finnish friends how much she liked the inventive facades, they looked puzzled, because they take their enchanting cityscape for granted. It should make you pay better attention to what you might be overlooking in your own neighborhood.
*(Unfortunately, it's now very out of print. You can get it in a Kindle version. Storybook Helsinki)
|Sorry about uneven tone. Still mastering this skill.|