Jun 26, 2009

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The Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House
Turku, Finland
The Qwensel House is the oldest bourgeois housing from the autarchic times that has survived in its entirety. The house is believed to have been built in the year 1700. A pharmacy from the 17th century has been furnished in the shop wing of the building.

One of my favorite houses in Turku, the whole lot is amazing in so many ways and not only that it has survived as such in the middle of the town, where the builders are so keen to rebuild and change everything. In Qwensel house one can see how "better" people lived then, how work was done in a pharmacy and the courtyard is a glimps of the old Turku, when people had animals living in their houses.
More information here.

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