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  • Day3

    Helsinki - day 2

    August 11, 2019 in Finland ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Day 2 was slightly more rainy, windy and gray, but nice nonetheless! Took the ferry to Suomenlinna and walked around for a bit. The weather didn't really improve, so after we looked for things inside, like lunch (great burgers from bun2bun!) and a visit to the library (very very nice).

  • Day6

    Fortress of Suomenlinna

    August 17, 2017 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    The Soumenlinna sea fortress, was founded in 1748 and has played a role in the defence of 3 countries - Sweden, Russia and Finland. It was constructed in mid-1700's when Sweden wanted to fortify it's defence against Russia and (Finland was not yet independent) was called Viapori. It was thought to be impregnable but was surrendered during the Russian siege in 1808. It then became a lively Russian garrison for over 100 years. It was severely damaged during the Crimean War in 1855 then the Russians renovated the fortress and built a new sea defence line complete with earth ramparts.
    After Finland became independent in 1918 it was renamed Suomenlinna. The fortress was handed over to civilians in 1973 and is home to about 800 people. It's military tradition continues by the Naval Academy located on the islands. It become World heritage listed in 1991.
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  • Day46


    August 5, 2017 in Finland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Old sea fortress in Helsinki harbor started by Sweden in the 18th century, taken over by Russia in the 19th century and finally became Finnish in the 20th century at independence with the fall of the Czar. Pictures are approaching the island fortress, the king's gate from inside and out, inside a bastion and the garrison chapel.Read more

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