Apr 6, 2009

195 of 365 National Pride / Nationell stålthet / Kansallisylpeys

The history of Turku castle streches back to the 1280s. The castle heyday was in the mid 16th century during the rule of Duke Johan and Katarina Jagellonica, when the upper parts of the castle were built.
Turku is also the old capital of Finland, the oldest town...

6 comments:

Chesney said...

What a gorgeous castle - I would love to go to places like this! Stunning picture which represents pride perfectly!

365photosin2009 said...

It does reflect national pride well for a country to preserve it's history like this. It is a lovely shot...

Danudin said...

I think it is a wonderful shot of a beautiful old building but am more impressed that you can remember all the way back to the 1280's and brave to admit it. LOL Great Photo.

gregworld said...

Wonderful shot of this historic building. Thanks for the bit of history too.

Ninni said...

Vackert om än inte så pompöst som slott brukar se ut! Det ser trivsamt ut;) Har fasaden bättrats på eftersom det är blandat både puts och stenar?

MevetS said...

Nice shot. Curious stonework. Has it been rebuilt?