Finnish Stories

Old watermill on Kelvänjoki

Sometimes it is useful to turn off the big roads - you can find a lot of interesting things. This old watermill is in the greenery, off the old Vorn trade route (near the Finnish town of Lieksa). An amazing mixture of the serenity of a gloomy landscape, total destruction and the spirit of real antiquity … and...

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Savonlinna #2

As I wrote in the first part of the article, the OlavinLinna fortress was founded by the Swedes in 1475 and originally had the name Nyslott (New Castle). It was located at the strategically important territory bordering with the Novgorod principality, which, however, according to the terms of the Orekhovets peace treaty, had to be completely demilitarized. However,...

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