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PHOTO GALLERY:
Joensuu and Savonlinna - East Finland
14-18th, June 2006


Page Description

This photogallery consists of many photos from a short holiday in few of the several beautiful towns situated at East Finland, namely - Joensuu, Savonlinna and Punkaharju. These towns are a perfect place for relaxing, enjoying nature and have some fun visiting site-seeing places marked on the maps. One of the most interesting sites was a fairly large castle situated on a small island in the lake of Savonlinna. These towns are very organised, clean, many kind people, not chaotic or overcrowded with traffic or people, and not very large. Visiting these cities by a bicycle is highly recommended. Shops, restaurants, pubs, parks and museums are abundant too.

This page contains photos from a touristic site on our way to Bomban. There where a display of large, old and decorated bells of all sorts in a park.


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EASTFINLAND-00 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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Along the main road between the two towns Haapajarvi and Pyhasalmi you will pass by a restaurant called Vaskikello (=brass bell).

EASTFINLAND-01 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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We stopped at Vaskikello in order to take a look at the vast collection of bells in many difference sizes and shapes. The first bell was collected in 1973, and now the collection consists of more than 1,500 bells. The largest bell is on the upper level of this bell tower.

 



EASTFINLAND-02 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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A display of some of the beautiful bells at Vaskikello. It is allowed to ring the bells (if you are strong enough to move the heavy clapper.

EASTFINLAND-03 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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This is Finland's largest church bell, the diameter is 255cm and the total weight is over 8,000 kilograms! It was manufactured in Germany in the 1920s. The Parish of Tutzing sold it together with some other bells under the conditions that they be placed so people can see them and that they be treated with respect.

EASTFINLAND-04 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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This bell is from Budapest, dated 1998 along with the bell-shaped tummy of Malin (dated Jun 2006!)

EASTFINLAND-05 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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Beautifully painted bells with inscriptions in German showing various episodes taken from the Holy Bible.

EASTFINLAND-06 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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If you are lucky you can hear this bell tower play different tunes. Each bell has a different musical tone, and by means of a mechanical program, a tune is created by stricking the different bells accordingly to the music notes.

EASTFINLAND-07 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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This is a building in the Bomba house area near the town Nurmes. The Bomba house and the Karelian holiday resort were built in Ritoniemi in Nurmes in 1978.

The holiday resort has been built according to the Karelian culture and comprises hotel accommodation and restaurant services (serving a tasty buffee with typical Karelian food), conference rooms in Kalevanhovi, a tsasouna (an Orthodox prayerhouse) for calming down and composing oneself, a souvenir shop, the summer market place Jarmanka as well as a summer theatre.

 



EASTFINLAND-08 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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Photo of the lutheran church in the town of Nurmes. The church was built in the 19th century in late Gothic style.

EASTFINLAND-09 :
Short Holiday in Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Savonlinna, Punkaharju, Bomban...

(14th-17th June 2006)
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View of one of the numerous lakes along the road between Nurmes and Koli in Eastern Finland. The scenery was very nice here, finding small islands in large lakes, and even other lakes inside such islands!




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