Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FINLAND ~St. Olaf's Castle~

...It is nice to receive something different from Finland, mostly I got the typical nature views. So I do like this beautiful castle nightview a lot ! Thanks Tarja!!

With lovely speciale shaped stamp.

St. Olaf's Castle is a 15th century three-tower castle located in Savonlinna. It is the world's most northern medieval stone fortress still standing.
Currently, the castle hosts several small exhibitions, including the Castle Museum which displays artifacts found in the castle or related to it, and the Orthodox Museum which displays icons and other religious artifacts both from Finland and Russia. The castle forms a spectacular stage for the Savonlinna Opera Festival, held annually in the summer since 1912.

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