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Borgå (Porvoo) church fire

Monday, 29 May 2006

Borgå is a lovely small town outside of Helsinki. My mom grew up on a farm nearby. The town is a popular tourist town -- partly because of its proximity to Helsinki, its lovely waterfront and the gorgeous medieval Porvoo Cathedral pictured above. (Porvoo is the Finnish name, Borgå the Swedish.) My parents were married in this church.


borga_church_fire

Unfortunately most of it burnt down today/yesterday. Arson is suspected. A#@hole.


The photos are from the Helsingin Sanomat coverage (in English) of it.

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