Suomenlinnan Muuri, 3

Jan 30 2010 Published by under Helsinki, Finland, Image of the Day, My Pictures

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Suomenlinnan Muuri (Suomenlinna wall).
Soumenlinna, Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 19 July 2009 [larger view].

This image makes me wonder about the bricks that were (obviously!) added much later to this lovely rock wall: why were they added? Who added them and why? What did those people think about what they saw while they were adding these bricks?

2 responses so far

  • Ah, that's the sad story of Prince Jaakko and how he got a couple of great doors dirty cheap, and only then wondered if they would fit the doorways.
    And what the people thought seeing the brick-laying was, "Oh, it's royalty at work, again."
    Or so it is said, if one believes liars.

  • Bones says:

    Here's the explanation from my Finnish-American friend. I'm afraid it's not a happy story:
    It was a very over populated place during the Finnish civil war. A lot of people died there.
    It's a fortress.
    linna = castle