One of us has started the long-awaited summer holiday. Me it ain't. Dragging oneself out of the bed at 6.30 in the morning is even harder now as The Boy Next Door just rolls over and blissfully continues his snoring sleep. Sure, he too needs some rest. Though this holiday thing seems to be totally messing with his already challenged sense of time. One night he got this idea of a road trip. You know, a mini road trip. To Porvoo. In vain I, ever the voice of reason, tried to protest: before…
Porvoo, Finland.The town is famed for its "Old Town",a dense medieval street pattern with predominantly wooden houses.The Old Town came close to being demolished in the 19th century by a new urban plan for the city.The plan was cancelled due to a popular resistance headed by Count Louis Sparre.