Thursday, 25 October 2012

582 FI - Old Rauma (1991)

Brief Description

"Situated on the Gulf of Botnia, Rauma is one of the oldest harbours in Finland. Built around a Franciscan monastery, where the mid-15th-century Holy Cross Church still stands, it is an outstanding example of an old Nordic city constructed in wood. Although ravaged by fire in the late 17th century, it has preserved its ancient vernacular architectural heritage."

"劳马位于波特尼亚海湾(Gulf of Botnia),是芬兰最古老的港口之一。古城绕圣芳济会修道院而建,15世纪中期的圣十字教堂仍巍然屹立,这里是典型的木结构的北欧城市。尽管在17世纪晚期遭到火灾破坏,但古代民间建筑的风貌犹存。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of artlover from Finland

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