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Finland
and Estonia

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The Swedish King as protection against western Russian expansion in Baltic Sea constructed Suomenlinna, which in the language of the Finns means the Fortress of Finland (Suomi being the name of Finland in the native language) is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and is now part of the city of Helsinki, the construction began in 1748.


This is a portion of the five miles of fortress walls that were constructed during the Swedish control of Finland.


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This is the interior of one of the fortresses in the complex of earthworks and masonry walls and the irregular shape of the fortress walls should be noted.


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The King's Gate was built where the ship carrying King Adolf Frederick of Sweden was anchored while an inspection of the fortress was made in 1752.


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Links to Our Visit to Finland and Estonia


Finland Home Page
Helsinki's South Harbor
Uspenski Cathedral
Market Square
Helsinki Cathedral
The National Museum
Open-Air Museum
More Open-Air Museum
Porvoo, Finland
More of Porvoo
Still more of Porvoo
Tallinn, Estonia
Main Home Index Page
Thank you for visitig.