In other words, you may take a peek at the Old Great Square and the banks of River Aurajoki all the way to the harbour. The camera angle may also be altered slightly.
“There is an amazing view from the tower, but unfortunately it is not open to the public,” says Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Information Officer at the Cathedral Parish.
“We were wondering if the views could be broadcast via a webcam, and we were happy that the City of Turku also participated in the project. I myself often wonder how many sunrises and sunsets the Cathedral has seen over time. It is a pleasure to think that now we all can see the view that the church has been sharing with jackdaws only for years.”
Tuija Alihaanperä, Project Manager for the Development of the Old Town of Turku, thinks alike:
“It is really great that the Old Town area and the Finnish national landscape can now be viewed from up high. The Old Great Square is familiar to Finns because of the Declaration of Christmas Peace, but now everyone can explore it all year round and from anywhere in the world. This way, the camera also serves tourism. Also, the locals could use it to check the weather conditions, regional events and the traffic situation.
The webcam in the Cathedral was provided by Jokojo from Turku, a company that produces experiential media art experiences tied to a space and location, as well as interactive digital services. Jokojo's vision is to enable people to explore cities, services and facilities in new and exciting ways.