10 heinäkuuta 2019

Sightseeing: Navy Celebrating in Helsinki

Svensksund / Ruotsinsalmi is a sound in the Gulf of Finland 
outside the present day city of Kotka.  On 9 and 10 July 1790 the Swedish naval forces 
dealt the Russian fleet a devastating defeat that brought an end to 
the Russo-Swedish War of 1788–90. The battle of Svensksund is the biggest naval battle 
ever fought in the Baltic Sea: 500 ships, over 30,000 men and several thousand cannons. 
It qualifies among the largest naval battles in history in terms of the number of vessels involved.

Finland was at that time part of Sweden, and this day 9th July is a navy celebration day 
in both countries. In Helsinki the celebration took place around the Market Place / Kauppatori. 
The public could visit the warships, listen to the navy’s orchestra, try shooting and 
stroll in the middle of young handsome men in uniforms. 
The queues were so long that I did not go inside the ships, but grandson surely did!

 It was a grey day, fortunately no rain.
The Market Place and the whole centrum was packed with tourists.
A lovely small sightseeing experience with the family.

16 kommenttia:

  1. ...I enjoyed the 'DUMMY!'

    1. There were a few types of 'dummies' on display :))

  2. Gostei de ver estas belas fotografias, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  3. Dear Riitta,
    what wonderful impressions of this special day!
    Thank you for the beautiful pictures.♥
    Have a nice Wednesday,

  4. Hi Riitta,
    thank you for those great pictures!
    I really enjoyed!
    Have a happy day,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  5. Good to celebrate history in this way, especially along with your grandson. We recently spent a couple of days with our grandson and his wife — the ones who now live in Finland! But we met them in Vienna. A very special time!

  6. Hello Dear Riitta!
    A great show. I dream to see this wonderful city - Helsinki. Thank you that I could see beautiful ships.
    Hugs and greetings.

  7. What are your photos nice and interesting. Love it.

  8. Hienot kuvat komeasta tapahtumasta! Mukavaa viikkoa!

  9. Looks like a wonderful celebrations! Loved seeing all the flags.



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