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PHOTO GALLERY:
Summer Vacation in Finland (2004)
Bennas, Vasa, Larsmo, Jakobstad, and Kokkola


Page Description

This photogallery consists of many photos from the the small village of Bennas at the Western coast of Finland (about 100km from Vasa) and other photos from the nearby villages and towns like Jakobstad, Larsmo, Kokkola and Vasa. Photos were taken during my and my Finnish girlfriend vacation in end of June (1 week) and nearly 3 weeks in August 2004. I stayed with my girlfriend at her parents' house in Bennas (Pietersaari) which are all very kind and nice people. You will find some photos of the Hagglund family and many others from the peaceful green sites building around these villages or towns.

This particular page contains photos from the large town of Vasa, where there are many students since of the various colleges and universities found here. [MarZ]


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BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-81 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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This is known as the water tower which is situated in the heart of Vasa. The tower is very high, about 30 metres according to my estimation. This tower is open for the public who can take a coffee (at the ground floor) or climb it all up by the spiral stairs to the top and view the scene over the whole of Vasa

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-82 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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For 50c we decided to climb the high water tower to enjoy the view over Vasa. It was really a brilliant idea becasue the panoramic view over all Vasa was incredibly amazing. Here are some photos taken from this high tower. Here are some flats and houses towards the Western part of Vasa. I know it is the West side, becasue Vasa is situated at the western coast of Finland (facing Sweden) and at the far most part of the photo there is the open sea and its scattered islands.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-83 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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This is what I think to be the northern part of Vasa according to the sunlight which is normally towards the Northern hemisphere. Here are more apartments and residences, with a distant famous island at the far region (see pics below for more detail on this island). Note the presence of several trees between the building blocks which makes the place more beautiful and natural looking.

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Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Zoomed photo over a very large building which maybe has some historical importance but nowadays is used a shopping complex and contains several important high class offices and apartments.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-85 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Wonderful picturesque photo of the main church of Vasa at an ideal angle to show most of its architecture. This is rounded face is the back side of the church, with the large tower standing at the front part, and 4 smaller towers at the 4 corners of this huge and wonderful building. The church is surrounded by a quite large area of park covered in bright green grass and trees which contrasts well with the red brick-work of the church. One of my favourite photos of Vasa.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-86 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Zoomed photo of the tower and clock of the church of vasa (photo above)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-87 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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A very distant area of Vasa towards the North, zoomed up to show this famous island which is connected with mainland of Vasa by this wide highway bridge. The island contain several camping sites and a small lunapark partially seen at the left edge of the photo with its yellow structures

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-88 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Zoomed photo of some important and historical building with its characteristic 2 flat domes towards the the south west region of Vasa. Zooming was done by an additional teleconverter lens from Canon attached with the A80 which gives a total zoom power of about x 8 (3 x 2.4)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-89 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Another photo from the water tower towards the southern part of Vasa. More details about this view in the next photos.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-90 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Close up zoomed photo of photo above showing mostly this important looking large building, which now is used as a large complex of shops, offices etc. You can for example see the title Koti Pizza, which is a famous line of Pizzerias in Finland. Behind this pale yellow building there is a small red brick chimney which is part of a very old bakery in Vasa. There is also a lake at the back of the photo and some mechanical factory at the right side




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