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Matthew’s standing in front of “Helsingin tuomiokirkko” — Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral. Yes, most Finns are Lutheran. Engel designed it (1830-1852) as a tribute to Czar Nicholas I. Intended as the cherry on Engel’s Neoclassical Senate Square cake, the edifice commands a platform that overlooks the other plaza buildings. I love this pic because it communicates that issue of scale I’ve been talking about. Look closely, and you’ll see that, like Gulliver, Matthew has Lilliputians crawling all over him.

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