Friday, June 3, 2011

The old city in Porvoo

There are cobblestone streets and wooden houses in the old city of Porvoo, making it a rather friendly place to visit. And Porvoo has a lot of history: "The Porvoo parish and the church originated in the 13th century."

There can be a lot of tourists in Porvoo, but maybe not so disturbingly much as some places in Helsinki. And lots of stuff on offer to the tourists, of course. It is a living.

4 comments:

adventuresinpointingandshooting said...

Great reflection in the window of number 4.

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, these wooden houses and their windows offer a lot of possibilities for reflections.

Markus Spring said...

I like that soft rendering of the background in "Flower". It amazes me always how much background blur is possible even with that small sensor. And probably the lens (Leica factor?) helps too in that respect.

Juha Haataja said...

@Markus: I must admit that here I was quite taken with the bokeh effect - the soft colors and smooth rendering work well together. Leica effect!