We had a 'landscape theme' at Shoot & Tell. Moreover, we had a 'focal length tech' challenge, which I found surprisingly difficult, especially when trying to shoot landscapes with telescopic lenses. …
I traveled far to get this shot. Well, not that far actually, just 1.5 kilometers from home, but I also took Clara (the dog) with me, which made this much more challenging. Moreover, I took my old Manfrotto tripod in to use after very very long time, and that weights 4 kg!
Tampere city center is very much based on grid plan. But some of the city block look like never finished. Half of the block seem to built before war times, and then rest of the block is just left unbuilt. Or house built after wars is totally different style. I guessed some of the old houses were bombed during the wartime, but also the ideas of city planning and architectural style changed.
Morning was gray but suddenly sky became clear. So, I jumped to buss and took a ride to Pyynikki view tower, which is a wonderful place on top of the forested hill. There's also ice small café but unfortunately way too popular. I decided not to have coffee and walked back home shooting nice views on my way.
It's kind of recycling as well to find new use for old factory buildings. This old shoe factory was built in 1915 and shoes were were manufactured there till year 1975. Then 1979 it was renovated for use of Tampere University Library. In 2006 it was renovated again into offices of National Land Survey of Finland.
I used to read a lot of science fiction when I was young. This is a kind of alternative futuristic urban landscape if people finally pollute the environment so badly that the only option is to live inside cities covered with glass.