01 August 2010

Pics from Porvoo

We were in Porvoo visiting my parents for a few days. It was hot, over +3o C. This is where we went swimming.

We visited J.L. Runeberg's home. He is the national poet of Finland. His poem "Vårt land" (Our Land) became the Finnish national anthem. Find some pictures from the museum here. We also visited Walter Runeberg's sculpture collection. Walter was the son of J.L..

It was windy on Thursday and the air smelt of smoke from the big forest fires in Russia.

We also visited Albert Edelfelt's studio in Haikkoo. This was my first visit despite having lived practically in the neighborhood for over 20 years. See some of his paintings here.


  1. Hello Gunilla, nice pictures. I would love to swim in the ocean also but I have to wait for two more weeks...Have a wonderful week and enjoy summertime.. Take care, Inge

  2. What a beautiful place! I really enjoy your blog, you take lovely photos of flowers!

  3. Thank you Inge! I'm halfway through my vacation now. We're going to Berlin on Wednesday. Enjoy your week. Hugs, Gunilla

    Thank you so much Shannon! I've taken more pictures in the last year than ever before. I really enjoy it a lot! Take care!

  4. Hello Gunilla, wish you a good time in Berlin, enjoy...Take care, Inge

  5. Thank you so much Inge! I'll post pics when we get back!


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