Our Trip to Europe
April 29 - June 26 2005
Lynda Edris and Pete Grant

Page 31 - Kuopio, Part 3

It's the morning of Friday, June 17th.  We opted to take another walking tour.  But first, we took advantage of the hotel's free high speed internet connection to check our e-mails, bank accounts, etc.

It was a bit cloudy and cool that morning but the sun soon came out and waremed up the atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 
Left:  The Finns seem to have an obsession with older American cars.  We saw many Cadillacs, Thunderbirds, etc., all fixed up and shiny, during our visit of Finland.  I kick myself for not taking more photos of the jalopies -- grrrr!!

Right:  Kuopio city hall.

 
Museum Market square - "Tori"
Shopping Kids' play area.
 
The two photos at left are of a Finnish tradition as a part of a batchelor party.  The groom-to-be is humiliated (good naturedly, of course) in public.  Too bad things happened so quickly we didn't get a chance to take a frontal picture.  Below is another "hazing" batchelor party taken from the double-decker bus at bottom left. The groom-to-be is the guy with a Viking helmet.

 

 
A lone dancer performing on the street.

Below are a few photos of a free dance performance in the town square.

 
 
 
 
Later that day we took an evening island cruise.
Above and below:  evening cruise pictures.
 
 
The next day, June 19th, a Sunday, we left Kuopio and took a train to Oulu, our next stop.

 

 

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