#6103 Postcard FI-3686523 received from Finland
This postcard (FI-3686523) I received from Finland (Turku - Southwest Finland) and was send by Raisa.
Postcard details: Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum (VESA AALTONEN), travelled about 1385 km (995 mi) in 3 days
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum (Luostarinmäen käsityöläismuseo) is an open-air museum in Turku, Finland.
The museum consists of 18 blocks of original 18th-century – early 19th-century buildings on their original location. The area of the museum was the only old residential area left in 1940, when the museum was opened. The location was the largest area to completely survive the Great Fire of Turku.
Vesa Aaltonen (born 1965 in Finland) is a freelance photographer and artist. He graduated from Turku University of Applied Sciences in 1995.
Based in Turku, he has been working widely with architecture, art reproduction, as well as museum and theatre photography, among other things. He used to teach photography at the Turku Arts Academy in 1997–2005. Along various commissions, Aaltonen works as an artist photographer and has had several solo and group exhibitions since 1997. He has also been mentoring numerous self-portrait workshops. Aaltonen's works can be found, for example, in the collections of Helsinki and Turku City Art Museums.