I'm so glad I have my sweater! The northern wind is so chilly... The summer is over says my host and I can only agree with her. *brrr*
Here we're heading back home from the café and library. First pic shows the busstation, the second the market place next to it. Then we walked thru one of the parks. This one was called Runeberg's Park. It was named after the national poet J.L. Runeberg (see the statue).
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877), who wrote the lyrics for the Finnish national anthem, "Maamme" (our Country), lived from 1837 on for 40 years in Porvoo with his family. He worked as a master at Porvoo gymnasium and lived in several addresses, lastly however in the empire style town quarter. He settled there with his wife Fredrika and his six children in 1852 and lived there till his death in 1877.
Poet J. L. Runeberg's home has been a museum since 1882.
The neighbouring block houses a collection of about 140 works of scuplture Walter Runeberg (1838-1920). The artist worked in Rome and Paris. His monumental works and portraits represent idealist classicism. There is a statue made by him of his father, J. L. Runeberg, in Helsinki and a smaller version in Porvoo.
After the park we crossed a bridge and I saw the river views. Those red houses are brand new. They're close to the old, red shorehouses and apparently the architects were inspired by the old ones.