Former head office of Finlayson textile industry (built 1895)

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Comments (12)

Marilyn Whiteley on June 27, 2009

Elegant architecture and photo! Marilyn

Timo Rossi on June 27, 2009

Thx Marilyn, it was a pleasure for me to see and visit this building there.. Timo

Romina Marken on June 28, 2009

Oh a very interesting building , for textilindustrie ? I think in Finnland is not many textiles ? or? But one must have a wonderful house for präsents this industrie . Timo and I think also, that is very important for this land and the export . Now the photo is superb . Best greeting Romina

Timo,very nice architecture!

Timo Rossi on June 29, 2009

Hello Romina and Анатолий :)

In year 1820 a Scottish immigrant James Finlayson founded his cotton textile industry to Tampere; this was the beginning of large scale industrial activity in Finland. The location was excellent, because of lot of water power available in the rapids of Tampere river, just around the corner. The company was acquired 1836 by investors Rauch and Nottbeck. The activities developed very rapidly, and until 1920 Finlayson & Compagnie used to be the biggest industrial complex in the whole Nordic countries (Scandinavia).

This elegant head office building was built 1895. I always enjoy visiting such old industrial areas, where the robust machinery and stylish architecture are combined. At their best those areas look like the world of their own. And that surely is the case in Tampere. BR, Timo

Romina Marken on June 29, 2009

**Many many thanks ** TIMO , that all is very interesting . Cotton ? in Finland ... now I can see, that FINLand had great industries . In my familie there was also a great Textiles company..ago ca 1840 - 1945 in Germany and later on in the suisse.But today, that is not more. They producted cloth for dressings and made also stockings ,ago. In Austria, there are many fabricsstations today in VORARLBERG (Austria). In Vienna is a great School for Textilindustrie..High-school of Text.Ing., or merchant .The pupils must learn all for Textilmaking ! Many best greetings to you and THANKS for this comment!!!!! Romina

Nadia Kushnir on September 5, 2009


uni* on September 26, 2009

Tolle Aufnahme und die Symmetrie ist kaum zu übertreffen Timo! Grüße uni*

Timo Rossi on September 26, 2009

Vielen Danke, uni* :) BR, Timo

Pia Lummaa on July 7, 2010

Hei Timo kyllä Tampereella on kaunista . Hieno portaikko ! T:Pia

Timo Rossi on July 11, 2010

Hei Pia, kyllä oli hieno talo vierailukohteena! Timo

marcosafon on January 24, 2011

this pic only need one more thing one persoun downstairs for be perfect

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 27, 2009
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    by Timo Rossi
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Taken on 2009/06/11 17:34:33
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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