Vyborg, Russia. When this picture was taken, Vyborg was still part of Finland and was called Viipuri.

When this picture was taken, it was still part of Finland and was called Viipuri.

When this picture was taken, it was still part of Finland and was called Viipuri.

In 1983 I was here with my grandmother.

The Re-Capture of Viborg (Viipuri) by Finnish Forces in 1941. Viborg, a small almost mythical, ancient european town always historically right on the edge of a huge Russian empire. It functioned as a bulwark, for the rest of the Nordic countries,  against Russia  for centuries. The cultural capital of Karelia. Submerged again into the Soviet Union in 1944. (not my caption)

The Re-Capture of Viborg (Viipuri) by Finnish Forces in Viborg, a small…

The Re-Capture of Viborg (Viipuri) by Finnish Forces in 1941. Viborg, a small almost mythical, ancient european town always historically right on the edge of a huge Russian empire. It functioned as a bulwark, for the rest of the Nordic countries,  against Russia  for centuries. The cultural capital of Karelia. Submerged again into the Soviet Union in 1944. (not my caption)

The Re-Capture of Viborg (Viipuri) by Finnish Forces in Viborg, a small…

Viipuriinlinna / Viipuri Castle on fire 13.3.1940 just after the cease fire which ended the Winter War is declared at 11.00. The tower still flies the #Finnish flag, which was lowered at 14.00 13.3.1940. Viipuri was ceded from #Finland to #Russia, recaptured in 1941 and again ceded to Russia at the end of WWII. The city is now known as Vyborg. The castle still stands.

Viipuriinlinna / Viipuri Castle on fire 13.3.1940 just after the cease fire which ended the Winter War is declared at 11.00. The tower still flies the #Finnish flag, which was lowered at 14.00 13.3.1940. Viipuri was ceded from #Finland to #Russia, recaptured in 1941 and again ceded to Russia at the end of WWII. The city is now known as Vyborg. The castle still stands.

Aatto Aaltoasen sotakuvakokoelmasta. Viipuri Castle 1940's

Viipuri Castle My mothers roots are…

This is the Viipuri Library by Alvar Aalto. I love it because the librarians can survey their domain and there is beautiful natural light.

This is the Viipuri Library by Alvar Aalto. I love it because the librarians can survey their domain and there is beautiful natural light.

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