Archive for ‘Porvoo’

March 27, 2013

The day of tolerance

by valtsusworlds

We had a great day in school! It was exciting and i would like to have more  days like this. The day started in auditorium were i presented the presentation of my journey in France. I was nervous but i think i did okay job with the presentation. The day continued with a man who told us about Unicef and how we could make the world a better place. After that we had a racism track which was instructive. Then we had lunch and after that we had show performed by the musical Theater course. The day was over after the show.

Thanks for reading!

Valtteri

March 13, 2013

tolerance

by jjooeell97

If all do and be in the same way their it’s very boring. diversity is good thing but if you are kind of like you its wrong. everyone should get to be themselves.

March 1, 2013

Honoring Finland’s National Poet

by Jazzy

February 5th is one of those day’s when Finnish flag is held high and we all recall a great Finnish poet and writer  J.L. (Johan Ludvig) Runeberg and his respected wife (also a writer) Fredrika Runeberg. Back then, around 1800’s Finland was getting more and more independent. And writers’ and artists’ job was a big part of that. Luckily, the wave of romanticism and poetry was all over the world of arts, which made it “easier” for writers and artists to get folks turn to nationalism. Poets, writers and painters started put aside the ugly sufferings caused by war, and highlight the beauty and love of same nationed people had for their fatherland. In the literature they describe how this small nation fought bravely to for their mother language and fatherland. For example Runeberg wrote stories and poems on how beautiful it was that young men (around 15 years) left home to fight and make their people proud. And in most poems beauty is captured by describing the young lovers who got separated by war. I think this way of thinking about war was a pretty clever way of creating great art that captures people’s attention in something else than hatred.

On the latest Runeberg’s day we had the pleasure of having an author guest, Maria Peura, to tell us about writer’s job. We have a creative writing course in our school and the students of the class had listed bunch of questions for Maria Peura. Maybe even too many questions. It was pity that she didn’t get to all the questions,because the time ran out. But I guess it is just a sign that shows how much we all enjoyed that little gig. Time just flew!
Maria Peura is an award-winning author and also a columnist of our city’s local paper. And of course she wrote a piece about us too. You can find the column text here:

FACTS ABOUT RUNEBERG:

Lived: 5. February. 1804 – 6. May 1877

Nationality: Was a Finn but spoke Swedish

Hometown: Porvoo

Professions: a journalist, author, poet and headmaster of the highschool of Porvoo

Family: Had a wife (Fredrika Runeberg, writer) and six sons (who all became artists)

Some of the most famous creations:

Vänrikki Stoolin tarinat (eng. The tales of Ensign Stål)

Finland’s National Anthem (eng. Our Land)

Runeberg’s tart (1st time made by Runeberg’s wife Fredrika).
If you’ll get a chance to eat these, I warmly recommend! DELICIOUS!

Runebergintorttu

February 27, 2013

Wednesday

by sampokylmanen

Today is a long day at school and i’m really tired.

I don’t know what i’m doing right now.

I’m planning on saving the world, but not today.

Cheers for wasting 15 seconds on reading this.

December 13, 2012

My comic

by argjirabudeci

comic

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

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

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

Some random & awesome photos

by sampokylmanen

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

September 13, 2012

Taking photos in our school.

by mimiia

Hello everybody! Last English Club lesson we took photos of our school. I took photos with my friends Marika and Miia T. I used my phone camera. Next week we will go by bus to center and take a lot of pictures, then I will take my good camera with me. Sometimes I will want to go somewhere little bit farther 🙂

Our school is a big and there are so many class room. Almost everybody at 9th grade come to school by moped or scooter or microcar.  I usually come to school with my friend’s scooter ride.

-mimiia

September 12, 2012

Great photoday with my grazy homie!

by valtsusworlds

 

 

Great photo taken by my homie in the greatest lesson of the year! I hope we have more of these lessons 🙂

September 12, 2012

we took such great photos with my homie today, i thought i’d post some! :)

by sampokylmanen

a rather confusing pic of me & the girls :D

September 5, 2012

OMNOM

by sampokylmanen

Listening to OMNOM, English Club lesson in da computer room….. it’s pretty chill.

Guess i’ll go home soon ’cause i can barely breathe ’cause of my throat ache.

Every breath i take is like Darth Vader speaking, y’know?

But yeah, i think i said what i wanted to say. Or maybe i didn’t even want to post a post like this.

In fact, i didn’t want to post anything much. I just thought i’d make my teacher proud of me.

😀