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!

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Christmas decorations along the Esplanadi in Helsinki on our way to the harbour to go to Sveaborg. Christmas decorations along the Esplanadi in Helsinki on our way to the harbour to go to Sveaborg.

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.

We travelled to Sveaborg by boat. We travelled to Sveaborg by boat.

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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