Secret Courtyards

When trying to get a better look at Mariankatu 22 from the inner courtyard I accidentally found a series of small courtyards in neighbouring Mariankatu 24 that almost remind me of Berlin and its successive courtyards, the “Höfe”. This house type is quite rare in Helsinki: probably  a product of late 19th century building speculation and an abnormally deep plot. For some reason the bit connecting Maneesikatu and Yrjö-Koskisen katu is missing and created this secret inner city space.

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Courtyard nr. 2, Mariankatu 24
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Courtyard nr. 4, Mariankatu 24
Backhouse, Mariankatu 24
Backhouse, Mariankatu 24
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