The topics of this weekend: cold weather and snow. On Sunday not so cold (during some days before around – 20 °C) but really a lot of snow which made driving a car quite a challenge not to mention to clean it first from the thick snow.
On Sunday, in a good company, I visited Porvoo (Borgå, in Swedish) as I’m used to do during Christmas time.
© Ruth Landesa.Shop window, historic centre Porvoo, Finland.
We took a good stroll through the historic center, we visited the Christmas market etc.
There is a lot of interesting things: fashion, decoration, jewellery, handicrafts, design items…
One of the windows that is striking in this period is undoubtedly that of the toy store, famous for doll houses, and no wonder, toys are different! mostly handmade.
© Ruth Landesa. Shop window Christmas styled ,toy store at historic centre Porvoo, Finland.
After the walk, lunch at Old Town .. cafe and restaurant which means you can eat snack or dish .. in any case they offer simple dishes, soup, salads, pasta .. and the prices are not too expensive.
The mood is relaxed. A pity though that they changed the decor .. before for my taste it was more charming.
© Ruth Landesa. Café-restaurant Old Town, historic centre Porvoo, Finland.
In front of Old Town.. an obligatory stop at chocolate and candy store Brunberg and in Pieni Suklaatehdas, small chocolaterie near the Chatedral.
coffee and dessert and coffee roasting, Porvoon Paahtimo located in an old brick warehouse by the River. The view from the terrace or barge moored to it is fantastic. Inside, the candlelight creates a comfortable atmosphere. One can, of course, buy coffee.
And so on. The rather complicated way back home … the storm was terrible!
The next visit will be for skiing in Porvoo!
Porvoo, more photos here.