Tag Archives: UNESCO World Heritage site

Street by the temple Tenryū-ji in Kyoto

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A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived in Japan at the time. The pictures is taken close to the temple Tenryū-ji  in Kyoto and has been published on one of my other blogs. Tenryū-ji  is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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On Sveaborg – Suomenlinna in Helsinki

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On Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by 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 and a symbol for Sweden. Finland became a sovereign state in 1917 and the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna – “castle of Finland”. Sveaborg – Suomenlinna is a UNESCO world Heritage site. More about Sveaborg – Suomenlinna at wikipedia.

The picture is taken in december 2015 and originally published on Weekly Weather.


At the gates of medieval Tallinn

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At the gates to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia in december last year.  The medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia is  an UNESCO World Heritage Site – . We went around on the medieval streets on Toompea and looked at the old buildings and visited the Christmas market.

Tallinn

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In december last year we went to Tallinn to visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site – the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. We went around on the medieval streets on Toompea and looked at the old buildings and visited the Christmas market.


On Sveaborg – Suomenlinna in Helsinki

dsc_2817On Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by 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 and a symbol for Sweden. Finland became a sovereign state in 1917 and the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna  – “castle of Finland”. Sveaborg – Suomenlinna is a UNESCO world Heritage site. More about Sveaborg – Suomenlinna at wikipedia.

The picture is taken in december 2015 and originally published on Weekly Weather.