John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

Ten random things: May 29

Ten Finnish architects:

  1. Eliel Saarinen
  2. Kristian Gullichsen
  3. Toivo Tikkanen
  4. Vilhelm Helander
  5. Uno Ullberg
  6. Yrjö Lindegren
  7. Martti Välikangas
  8. Otto-Iivari Meurman
  9. Alvar Aalto
  10. Carl O. Nordling

Today at the store I met an architect named Eliel. Says I, "There's another architect named Eliel... Saarinen, I think?" He was amazed. I explained that he turned up in a lot of crossword puzzles, and admitted that I didn't know much about him other than that he was the father of Eero Saarinen, but apparently that's more than most people. Most people who aren't architects, at least.

As far as these other architects, I've never heard of them. Well, Nordling sounds kind of familiar, but who knows, maybe I'm thinking of Ken Nordine.

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