Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2717 Trip Tale: Visiting Porvoo

On Sunday returning from the cottage to Helsinki we stopped for 90 minutes in the old city of Porvoo/Parvoo, 2nd oldest city in Finland. Most of the old town section has cobblestone streets and one story wood homes. We browsed small shops by artisans and purchased a ceramic image of the parish church that had recently burned (vandals). It would be a great place to vacation.

Every tourist who visits must take this photo!

1 comment:

Three Score and Ten or more said...

I'll be staying near Porvoo when I am in Finland the end of September (with my luck, it'll snow then).
It is beautiful. I haven't been there since 1967 and I can hardly wait.