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Photo Thursday: A Glimpse of Old Town, Kokkola (Karleby), Finland

I never finished editing my pictures from my visit to Finland in 2010 and now the cousins I visited then are coming to visit me. Their upcoming visit has served as good motivation to get those pictures edited.

And a good thing, as I had nearly forgotten how interesting and beautiful Finland was!
This is an image from Neristan, the Old Town of Kokkola (Karleby) where a large neighborhood of traditional wooden homes still exists. It is a wonderful place to wander -- my dad and cousin didn't think they'd ever get me back in the car again!

This is my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie's Budget Traveler's Sandbox. Head on over and see what she's posted this week and then follow the links to images from around the world.

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At May 16, 2013 7:32 AM, Blogger Jackie/Jake said...

I would love to visit Finland!!

At May 16, 2013 8:44 AM, Blogger Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What a variety of color and texture you caught in this photo!

At May 16, 2013 10:56 AM, Anonymous Leigh said...

That's how imagine the homes to look like. Have yet to visit but would love to explore the country.

At May 18, 2013 12:34 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

It's one of the things I love about Scandinavia -- there are so many painted wooden buildings that provide a lot of color and texture. I love to do photography there.

At May 18, 2013 12:36 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

It's a lovely place just for wandering -- especially on a summer day!

At May 18, 2013 12:38 PM, Blogger Travel Gal said...

My cousins live in a house that looks exactly like a Scandinavian house should - the old-style houses make the countryside look like a fairytale come to life!

At May 19, 2013 7:40 PM, Anonymous Family Travels on a Budget said...

Finland is high on my bucket list. I am enthralled by the architecture of the country. Lovely!


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