Friday, June 11, 2010

Suomenlinna



Just off shore of Helsinki is the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress (yes, another UNESCO world heritage site).
Built by the Swedes, and originally called Sveaborg, the fortress has spent centuries as a strategic defensive point for whomever was ruling over Finland (be it the Swedes, the Russians, or the Finns themselves).
And the place was awesome!

2 comments:

SaraMay said...

Ive been there! Last summer, cool place!

Mike said...

Yeah, it was pretty cool. The government rents flats there too....must be a great place for artists to hang out...in the summer ;-)