Helsinki and Turku, Finland

A few photos taken April 18th and 19th, 2004

Large Protestant Church in Helsinki

Steps of church and Square in Helsinki

Famous Statue in Helsinki

The Aura River in Turku -- looking toward the cathedral

Turku castle -- from the town -- the newer part -- added in the mid 16th century

Turku Castle -- from the river -- the older part -- begun in the 13th century

The interior court of the castle that was begun in 1280


The King's privy (left)   and     Signatures on the wall made by some guests in the guest room (right)

Me - in the Scribe's room

I was the only visitor in the castle, so I took this picture of myself- using the timer on my camera.

The King's Great Hall -- Many Kings of Sweden and Finland from the mid 16th century on were actually entertained in this hall.   Today you may rent the room for your own entertainment.

A Free pedestrian ferry crossing the Aura in Turku. The round trip took about 5 minutes.

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