Suomenlinna

Built by the Swedish empire in the 18th century and once occupied by the Russians; today these six islands, known as Suomenlinna, form a small military and civilian presence outside Helsinki, Finland. The fortifications are mixed in with barracks, many of which have since been turned into apartments. Small houses and sporadic stores provide a picturesque backdrop for bicyclists enjoying the short nordic summer.

One response to “Suomenlinna

  1. nice series of photos and introduction to Suomenlinna!

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