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Posted 30th-April-2008 at 07:25 AM by Snow
Updated 23rd-February-2009 at 07:32 PM by admin

Suomenlinna or Viapori (Finnish), or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an sea fortress built on six islands, today within Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and popular with both tourists and locals.

View from Suomenlinna

Sweden started building the fortress in 1748 as a protection against Russia. In the Finnish War the fortress surrendered to Russia on May 3rd 1808, paving the way for the occupation of Finland by Russian forces in 1809.

Old Canons

Suomenlinna is now one of the greatest tourist attractions in Helsinki as well as a popular picnicking spot for the city's inhabitants, and on a sunny summer day the islands, and in particular the ferries, can get quite crowded. A number of museums exist on the island, as well as the last surviving Finnish submarine Vesikko.

Submarine Vesikko

There are about 900 permanent inhabitants on the islands, and 350 people work there all year round.

For the general public Suomenlinna is served by ferries all year around.

More pictures of Suomenlinna can be found here.

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Sun and Ice in Vuosaari

Posted 24th-March-2008 at 08:47 PM by Snow
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Today, we had a wonderful day here in Vuosaari. After weeks of darkness and snow the sun came out and I decided to make some pictures with my cell phone (as my new camera is still not delivered).

I think it is really interesting to see the Sea frozen, especially if you are from the South. However, in 2-3 weeks it is going to become warmer here in Finland. Really looking forward!
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Great weather in Vuosaari

Posted 23rd-February-2008 at 08:57 PM by Snow
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Finally the sun is back in Finland (at least in Vuosaari). After having bought lots of stuff in K-Rauta to renovate the flat I am ready for the spring and enjoying life

Have to read the article about how to write a good blog now!
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