Old Rauma: Unesco World Heritage site in Finland
On our last summer holiday in Finland we popped in by a really beautiful place - Old Rauma. This area is part of Unesco World Heritage sites. Apparently it is the largest collection of old wooden architecture in Scandinavia - there are hundreds of these pastel-coloured beauties lining the cobbled streets. I took loads of pictures on the sunny summer day we spent there, so here are a few!
It was such a sunny day! Blue skies, sunshine and a warm summer day. It was lovely.
I once heard that in Chinese tourists do these tours around Europe where they go from one Unesco World Heritage site to another, and in UK they do a massive coach tour from Bath to Stonehenge to the London sites. I haven't seen too many of these heritage sites, but I should go out and explore the ones near us someday. They are quite magnificent really. I've seen Stonehenge about 15 years ago, and I have been to Bath, but never actually seen the Roman remains. In London I've seen the Tower, but still, after living here for eight years I still haven't been in Westminster Abbey or Kew Gardens.
We popped by a cute little cafe, and had some hedgehog cakes - they were so cute!
My parent summer house is quite near to this place so we might go there again someday. I hope we will.
Old Rauma really is quite a pretty old town, don't you think?
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