Sunday, February 22, 2009

Finland - Porvoo (FI-457547)

This beautiful card consists of 4 photos taken by the sender (everytime I receive this kind of self-made card, I regret not being able to photograph so well). I really like especially the winter views (even very common trees look so unusual with a lot of snow on them) :)


Porvoo (Swedish: Borgå), is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of Helsinki. The town received its name from a Swedish earth fortress near the river Porvoonjoki which flows through the town (Swedish Borgå, borg meaning castle and å river). Porvoo is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from 14th century. Porvoo is the seat of the Swedish speaking Diocese of Borgå of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

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