Trip to Europe April 29 - June 26 2005
Lynda Edris and Pete Grant
Page 25 - Helsinki (part
On Wednesday morning, June 8th, we took a bus
to Porvoo, an historic town about 50 km from Helsinki.
We begin our tour in the central square, then stopping in the
Runeberg museum. Johan Ludvig Runeberg is probably
Finland's greatest -- and certainly most famous -- poet.
Porvoo central square.
Statue of J. Runeberg.
He was an avid hunter.
Another tourist attraction.
Porvoo street scenes
We left Porvoo mid-afternoon and returned to Helsinki on our
tour bus. Immediately after unloading off the bus, we
loaded up with a glass of wine :-)
Then we took a short, aimless walking tour on and around
North Esplanade (Pohjois-esplanaadin katu).
Like in most European cities,
Helsinki has statues!
And they have markets! Here
Lynda shops for gifts.