Over the bridge and away
Please remember there are more pictures on Weekly Weather from my trip to Finland and Estonia, 16 pictures in all. And I also want to wish you all a happy new year. I will see you again on Weekly Weather next year!
Sunday afternoon and we went over the Öresund bridge to Copenhagen airport, on a plane for Helsinki in Finland where our son picked us up for our stay in Helsingfors that is the Swedish name for Helsinki. On my wish list was a trip to Sveaborg – Suomenlinna, to Tallinn in Estonia, to Högholmen – Korkeasarri that is the Zoo in Helsingfors and a walk in Kallio. A perfect Christmas as all my wishes were fullfilled.
On Monday we went by boat to Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by the Augustin Ehrensvärd who was a Swedish military officer and an architect. Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809 when Finland was occupied by Russia. Sveaborg means “fortress of Svea”. The name “Svea” is female…
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