Friday, January 03, 2014

Old Rauma - FINLAND - UNESCO #582

Another official card from Finland and this time with a UNESCO site that was still missing in my collection - the old Nordic city of Rauma, all constructed in wood. According to the sender, this town is very charming and an amazing place to walk. Thank you very much Sirpa, I really like your card, the 249th in my collection, only 732 to finish. This postcard took 13 days to arrive!

UNESCO #582 - Old Rauma - FINLAND
Situated on the Gulf of Botnia, Rauma is one of the oldest harbours in Finland. Built around a Franciscan monastery, where the mid-15th-century Holy Cross Church still stands, it is an outstanding example of an old Nordic city constructed in wood. Although ravaged by fire in the late 17th century, it has preserved its ancient vernacular architectural heritage.


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