Travel Finland Province
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Architecture in the Finnish province does not usually indulge some delights. Most often it is a rigorous functionalism with a minimum of frills: the historic center, if he is in town, usually a some old church or town hall of the rough stone, and a few simple wooden houses, painted yellow or red paint.
Finnish province for me a sample of what might be Russian in terms of grooming and accomplishment, given that there is also a lot of simple and prefabricated wooden buildings, and similar climate. Like us, there are exceptions, and among ordinary provincial towns suddenly found masterpieces. Today show one of these towns.
The town called Rauma, located in the west of Finland, and is protected by UNESCO, is one of the oldest port cities in the country. It can be reached from Turku or Helsinki by road or train. Turku city is 90 kilometers.
At first glance, the town seemed hateful decoration for historical films. That and look around the corner come the actors in costumes of the early twentieth century, the film crew, and spotted loitering in the frame "tourists", director zaorot "Stop! Who let these here ...? "
But there's no one there. Only a single woman sits among flowers with the keyboard, but, and that is a stone (monument blogger)?
Really so beautiful and cozy town unpopular among tourists? Why locals do not walk the streets?
Almost all windows are decorated with figures and those of their decorated, not to be seen.
Not only as a house of Mumm Troll.
may be, of course 8:00 pm for these towns late in the evening, all are asleep, and the crowds brought, as usual, only the early morning?
But, even so I like more, nothing prevents simply wander alone. I love these small towns.
Even here time has stopped. The architecture of the late nineteenth century, cars from the 60-ies of the twentieth century. However, old cars in Finland - a topic for another post.
Sunset dictates that I arrived on time.
Almost in the center of stumbled upon the ruins of a medieval church, burned down in 1640. All in all, it was only by a stone foundation and a couple of graves - nothing particularly interesting.
The closer to the center of Old Rauma, there were few passers-by.
City Hall. Now here is City Museum. Of course, it was closed, but why go to the city museum, and if the city itself is an open air museum?
Around the market square is concentrated many shops and boutiques. Well, half past eight in the evening respectable citizens clearly do not go shopping, so they, too, have been closed. Not Moscow.
Many houses of 200 years, and even more, some of them survived the fire in the seventeenth century, and in what they are able! That's why I think the Finnish province model.
The only cinema in Rauma. Along the way, even here in the evening, he is not working, and what's the deal with the locals in the evenings?