I visited the Serlachius museum today and was really taken by the beauty of the place. It was breathtaking! The museum is located in Mänttä-Vilppula, which prides itself being an art town. The town applied for the status of Europe Capital of Culture in 2011, but Turku received the honor (and boy that was one awesome year!).
I wish I could say who the Serlachius was, but I really cannot as I was there only for work stuff and didn’t really have time to get to know about the place. I know that the Serlachiuses were an industrial family specializing in milling and they were big on fine arts. The Serlachious brand Serla is actually a toilet paper brand.
The whole estate is now an art museum and for some reason they said it was okay to take pictures on the estate as long as I didn’t use flash. In my experience, museums aren’t really keen on photographers. I tried to focus my photography on the architecture and find some interesting perspectives. Here is what I got as a result: