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Walls of Suomenlinna by Pajunen Walls of Suomenlinna by Pajunen
Walls of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki Finland
August 2012

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randomshooting Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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randomshooting Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please
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barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Photographer
By the way what "Suomenlinna" means ? Is it something like the men of the sea's land ? !
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It means "castle of Finland", but there' no castle in Suomenlinna, it's an old sea fortress.
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barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Photographer
What do you mean by "sea fortress" ? What in the word means castle and what stands for "Finland" ? "Suomenlinna" sounds to me like an old and sweet song...
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Suomenlinna was built during the Swedish era as a maritime fortress and a base for the Archipelago Fleet. Work on the fortress was begun in the mid-18th century. The word "Suomen" means "Finland's" and "linna" means "castle".
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barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Photographer
Thanks for this very detailed explanation. Is the word "Suomen" used in other geographical names all around Finland or only in specific areas like that one ? Sea fortress were dedicated to soldiers only or was there a kind of Lord at their head just like of the one notably in France during the Middle-Age(châteaux forts) ?
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The word "Suomen" is used e.g. in the name of the Gulf of Finland, "Suomenlahti".
The construction of Suomenlinna sea fortress (originally named Sveaborg) began in 1748 and after that the fortress has been used in many wars. Nowadays it's a tourist attraction and a picnic place. UNESCO has accepted Suomenlinna for the World Heritage List in 1991.
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barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Photographer
All this sounds so mysterious to me and fascinating... Vauban fortresses are also part of UNESCO-inscribed sites.
Do you know where Suomen were coming from and when they arrived in Finland and why? South east ? Do you know when the oldest human people were attested in Finland ? How many different people nowadays count among the Finland people ? Is "sveaborg" a swedish word ? Sorry to ask all those questions, I hope I don't bother you...
Have a quiet and peaceful evening. :)
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