Photographer's Note

The department store Aleksi 13, at the same street numberis over 50 and has so far survived the change in shopping culture. The building is over a hundred years old designed by famous architect Selim A. Lindqvist, the inside has been renovated elegantly with escalators crossing the atrium yard.

Selim Arvid Lindqvist (19 May 1867, Helsinki – 17 May 1939, Helsinki) was an architect from Finland. He worked mainly in the Art Nouveau style and mainly in Helsinki.

Lindqvist has been described as an accomplished and meticulous architect, and as one of the foremost Finnish architects from around 1900. Contemporaries described his work as "elegant, stylish and functional".

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