Archive for October, 2012

October 11, 2012

“My home town of Porvoo”

by argjirabudeci

This is my home town. Porvoo  is located in the south coast in Finland. The city has a population of 48 970.

The city is bilingual; 64.8 percent of the population is Finnish, Swedish 30.9 percent and 4.3 percent in other languages​​.

These houses are typical of houses in Porvoo and the colour red is too. 

Porvoo is very beuatiful place to visit in the summer and in the winter also. In the summers the sunset is  gorgeus and in the winter the Christmas tree and Christmas decorations are beautiful.

            

Now it is fall and the nature is beautiful the trees are in colors red, yellow and orange.

I hope that you all enjoy the  photos that i took 🙂

By:Argjira

October 10, 2012

♥The Old Porvoo♥

by ingamau

I’m going to tell you about Porvoo. Actually about the Old Porvoo. 🙂 I think the first thing I do, is add one photo to show you, how our old Porvoo looks like.

  

Porvoo is known from old Porvoo and every summer, thousands of tourists visit in old Porvoo. Lots of tourists come from Japan or Germany. There is so many lovely shops and boutiques in old town and you can buy nice souvenirs from there. Old Porvoo is great place to visit in summer or winter. Christmas time is so nice! Every place is decorated and shops are full of Christmas things and you can really find some nice presents to buy! The houses and buildings in Old Town are very old. Most of them are from 1700’s -1800’s. In summer.. like I earlier said.. it’s full of people! Sometimes you just have to walk with a group. There is nice museums in Old Porvoo which you can visit. Those museums tells about Old Porvoo and its history, which I think is interesting. 🙂

 

I think Porvoo is nice place to live and worth of seeing 🙂

Have a nice autumn!

♥: Inka

October 10, 2012

Candy shop!

by hennaa111

Last week, we were taking pictures from of our town and we got a lot of good pictures! But here are a few photos from really good candy shop which is in the old town. Shop is called Brunberg , and there are a lot of different chocolates and caramel candies, and they are really good! You can also taste some of the candy in the store!

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October 10, 2012

porvoo=D

by jjooeell97

last week, we were taking pictures of Porvoo. I wasn’t there because I was sick, but I have still photos. I have few photos about Porvoo river. Porvoo is old town but there is a lot of new for example new cinema, which is close to the river.

October 10, 2012

My home town Porvoo

by petsku1337

My home town Porvoo, is one of the oldest cities in Finland. Porvoo is a pretty small town but in my opinion it has lots of interesting places to visit. Such as the old town.

The old town is full of beautiful old buildings but there’s also old boats and restaurants by the riverside.

 

There’s also an old fire station that I’m interested in. It was started in 1867 and its the oldest fire station here in Porvoo. It’s still in use and they get around 100 alarms in a year, which is quite a lot for a small fire station like this.

There’s also a small mini-golf course at the end of the riverside. If you like playing golf in a small scale then  go try it.

October 10, 2012

The City of “Castle River”

by Jazzy

An ordinary red wooden house. 🙂

Once upon a time, back in 1800’s there was a small city located in Southern Finland. The city was called Castle River. The name of the city is a direct translation of its Swedish name “Borgå”.
The people of Castle River were very ordinary but also very determinate and strong.

They managed together the cold winter nights by holding boiled potatoes inside their robes. They took care of their livestock in their small back yard to survive the cold winters when there was no green food available. But there was bad sides in the summers as well. When the winter was over, it was summer again and there was a bigger risk for their wooden houses to get on fire and burn down the whole town. And that happened very often, but as I mentioned these people were very determinate and they never give up building their homes again and again. So life back then wasn’t so easy…


Nowadays this Castle River is called Porvoo. Porvoo is of course a lot bigger and very much more modern… But once again, these people have been so intelligent that they didn’t destroy the visual parts of the history of this town like many other countries have done to their historical cities. We have a part of Porvoo that is called “Old Porvoo”. And it really takes you back in history but in a typical way. Culture lives forever in the Old Town.
There are many little boutiques that are crowded with people every summer. Kids usually buy ice cream from ice cream stands and just enjoy the warm atmosphere while adults go to the “boring” boutiques. But one thing you should remember is to not leave  the little child alone into the big crowd!!

I took some pictures of the Old Porvoo last week, so here they are! I hope you like them. 🙂

An ice cream stand where I definitely love to buy a chocolate ice cream in hot summer days.

Such a foggy day! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Red wooden houses...water...rainy autumn sky... it's definitely PORVOO! :D

Red wooden houses…water…rainy autumn sky… it’s definitely PORVOO! 😀


October 10, 2012

Taking photos in the city.

by mimiia

we got a cangy to our teacher

Hello everyone !

About a week ago we were taking pictures in our town whit our class. I take pictures to my own camera. First we take a buss to the city, then we walk everywhere and take pictures. I walk with Suvi, Marika and Henna.  We took pictures for about an hour and then we go to the bus stop where the bus took us to the school. I like that trip a lot. I do not know what I should write about this travel, Porvoo is a wonderful city and there are beautiful places. I am glad that I live here.  There really are some great places, as you can see these all images.  You have to see this town! (:

October 10, 2012

” My hometown ”

by miimuska

October 5

So let me tell you something about my hometown, Porvoo.

Porvoo is a small town in south Finland. The population in Porvoo is about 50 000.

We have very nice people here:)

This is a park which is very beautiful place in fall This is a park which is very beautiful place in fall.

 And this is like our ” shopping center ” 😀

I just love this picture! This is a very big industrial area and it’s called by ” Kilpilahti ”

Love, miia

October 10, 2012

The city of Porvoo!

by valtsusworlds

 

In this first picture you can see landscape of Porvoo. The picture shows nearly half of the center of Porvoo. As you see Porvoo is not that big city 😀

 

 

 

In this second photo, my friend is under the Porvoo Bridge. The bridge is about 50 years old. Behind my friend you can see a little bit of old Porvoo. That part of Porvoo is way too old :D. But after all Porvoo is great city and i hope you like the photos! 🙂 Cheers!

Valtteri

October 10, 2012

Walk in the city!

by suvisumppu

good candy!

finnish chocolate kiss!

Me and my best friend:)

chocolate shop!

me and miia:)

our beautiful city!

Helloo!! 🙂

Last week we were filming the old city. We moved in small groups. We had about an hour to  took pictures of the great sights and places where you should visit.  I liked very much to walk in the old city and enjoy the scenery, especially when I was in good company.

October 10, 2012

Some random & awesome photos

by sampokylmanen

It was a bit rainy day, although very chill.pretty brown, huh?find me