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Porvoo, Finland - 24th July 2010

By: Delenna

To took a stroll in the city today. This is the very center of Porvoo. There's the busstation and market place. It was pretty busy so we couldn't take many photos (ha, my host got shy!  :p ).

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* Posted Jul 23, 2010, 10:10 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 24th July 2010

By: Delenna

From the city center a few blocks away is the "Empire district". Most of the buildings are made of wood around 1850. One of them is the "highschool" on the other side of the park (after the colorful "electricity boxes)- looks like a manor or something! Another is the former deafs' school (1846, first school for deaf people in Finland!) - before the colorful "electricity boxes".  :)

The playground is brand new as you can see  ;) Small in size but full of opportunities to climb and jump and slide and...

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* Posted Jul 23, 2010, 10:25 pm Last edited Jul 23, 2010, 10:26 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo Cathedral, Finland - 25th July 2010

By: Delenna

I got to visit the local Cathedral from the inside. The Cathedral was built in the 15th century, although the oldest parts date from the 13th century. The Cathedral was the site of opening of first Diet of Finland March 28, 1809 where Finland was declared an autonomous Grand Duchy, with the Emperor of Russia as the Grand Duke of Finland.

The church has been destroyed by fire numerous times; in 1508 by Danish and in 1571, 1590, and 1708 by Russian forces. In May 2006, the outer roof collapsed after arson, however with the inner ceiling undamaged and the cathedral interiors intact. An 18 years old male was found guilty and convicted to three years and two months imprisonment in August 2006. The Court of Appeals later increased the sentence to six years and six months on May 2007. A further appeal is pending. The Cathedral was reopened in July 2008.

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* Posted Jul 25, 2010, 3:20 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Porvoo, Finland - 29th July 2010

By: Delenna

I'm now in this envelope, waiting for the mailman to pick me up! I'm starting my journey back home - I really hope I'll arrive there fast so that I can tell my family all about my adventures in person  B)


PS. on October 2010
I've been infornmed (a month or two ago)  that Poppy McVee has returned home :)

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* Posted Jul 29, 2010, 9:14 pm Last edited Dec 4, 2010, 12:50 pm by Delenna [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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