Map of Karelia and page on it's history (which I haven't even really delved into myself)
Lake view, Finland http://www.travelbrochures.org/241/europa/travel-finland Land of 60,000 lakes!
Kokkola, Finland ~ A place in my heart and this is about what it looked like when we went.
Lake Saimaa, the fourth largest lake in Europe, situated in southeastern Finland between the cities of Lappeenranta and Joensuu and is a diverse chain of waters almost 200 kilometers long.
Villmanstrand - Lappeenranta - View from the fortress | by Fin.Travel
Lappeenranta castle area. Stonemade road.