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30 Aug 2015

Modern Living in the Old Houses of Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of 15,424 inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. 

Loviisa was founded in 1745, as a border fortress against Russia. Most of the fortifications have been preserved. It is named after Lovisa Ulrika, the Swedish Queen consort of Adolf Frederick of Sweden.

Every year in the end of August the people living in the eldest part of Loviisa
open their homes and gardens for people to visit. 

It is wonderful to see these over 100 years old houses still giving beautiful homes
to their owners. You can see by every detail that the houses are kept with
love and passion, respecting the original structures, firepalces, windows,
doors, stone fences, old trees - and grabel roads. 

Loviisan wanhat talot 2015

Popup fleamarkets and cafes

You can have modern classics, antique, skitch, pop art and antique in one place -
looks great!

Boys played punk. Mom has got a thing about crystal chandeliers.

Art behind every corner...

So many details, so much to see

Eggs and sunflowers from the garden

About 43 % of the population is Swedish-speaking.

Original homes, original atmosphere. Lovely place to visit.
Thank you, Loviisa, see you next year!

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