Monday, October 3, 2011

FINLAND ~Olavinlinna Castle~

Received a great castle view (FI-1182721). This is my second official Finnish card in a row showing this castle... By searching for information I found on the internet that it is also called St Olaf castle...I love this view too!!

With sooo nice stamp...Branches of friendship - from a sheet of five stamps.
Issued: 24.01.2011 (forValentine) The colourful peculiar birds are sleeping on their own branches. Make them take wings - send some postcards to friends with these stamps...Designer: Janne Harju

Olavinlinna Castle (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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