Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 1, 2011

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

In English:
Naantali is “town” on the western coast and by car it can be reached from Helsinki in 2½ hours. There are some points of interest to be seen, like Moomin World, president’s summer residence, Convent of St. Bridget from 1443, harbor and old town.

This time I am showing my photos from harbor and wooden houses in old town. Well, no more talks and please let’s start the tour in old Naantali with me.

En Español:

Naantali es “ciudad de verano” en la costa occidental y manejano en carro se puede llegar desde Helsinki en 2 horas y media. Hay algunos puntos de interés para ser visto, como Mundo de Moomin Mundial, residencia presidencial de verano, Convento de Santa Brígida de 1443, puerto y vieja ciudad.

Esta vez ocasión les muestro algunas fotos del puerto y casas de madera en el casco antigu . Bueno, Ya basta la charla y vamos a empezar la excurción en el Castillo de Nieve conmigo, por favor.

En français:

Naantali est une ville de l’été sur la côte ouest et en voiture, elle peut être atteinte de Helsinki en 2 heures et demie. Il ya quelques points d’intérêt à voir, comme Monde deMoomin, résidence d’été du président, le couvent de Sainte-Brigitte de 1443, port et vieille ville.

Cette fois, jeVous montre mes photos du port et des maisons en bois dans la vieille ville. Eh bien, j’ai fait trop de baratin, commençons la visite au château de neige avec moi, s’il vous plaît.

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

Other towns with old wooden houses: / Otras ciudades con antiguas casas de madera: / Autres villes avec des vieilles maisons en bois:

Rocks and villas of Hanko / Rocas y villas de Hanko/ Roches et villas de Hanko

Charming wintry Porvoo / Encantador Porvoo en invierno / Charmant Porvoo en hiver

Old town of Loviisa and church / Ciudad vieja de Loviisa y su iglesia / La vieille ville de Loviisa et l’église

Old Rauma / Vieja Rauma / Vieille Rauma

Old sleepy town / Tranquila Ciudad vieja / Vielle ville somnolente

Old wooden houses in Pispala / Viejas casas de madera en Pispala / Vieilles maisons en bois à Pispala

Idyllic Kristinestad / Idílica Kristinestad / Kristinestad idyllique

Old wooden houses in Mikkeli

33 Comments »

  1. Such an interesting tour! I very much enjoy your photos and through them the chance to see your country. As always I am struck by how neat and clean and nicely cared for everything is! That certainly would be a wonderful place to visit!

    Comment by montucky — April 1, 2011 @ 06:38 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      So nice to read that You liked my “guided” tour in Naantali. On our coastal line we have some small towns in which one can find old wooden blocks. I love them, because it is so nice to “smell” the atmosphere of the past. Until now I have presented Old Porvoo and Old Rauma and now it was time for Old Naantali.

      Thank You for Your comment and I wish a very happy weekend to You.

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2011 @ 06:50 | Reply

  2. Matti,
    I didn’t know what styles of buildings to expect but I certainly didn’t expect anything like the first half of the buildings in these photos. Some of the latter photos look a little more like the style of the red/white buildings you have shown us before, but it wasn’t only the unexpected decoration of the wood, the verandas and walkways but also the fabulous COLOURS that many of them have been painted… wow, stunning, eye catching, brilliant and they put an instant smile on my face this morning.
    Thank you for both informative and an inspiring set of photos!

    Comment by kiwidutch — April 1, 2011 @ 08:32 | Reply

    • Hi Kiwidutch.

      I am so glad that my photos pleased for You. It is always very difficult to know in advance which from things people like. The atmosphere in this quite small summer town is very inviting. When I took my photos, the high season was over and I could stroll like a “ghost” around. So I did not have any problem to park my car quite in the center of town. Thank You for Your so kind comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2011 @ 13:21 | Reply

  3. What a lovely town. It likes so bright and cheerful and perfect for an afternoon stroll.

    Comment by kateri — April 1, 2011 @ 13:12 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      It is indeed nice town. Many times I visit here when I make my visit to nearby bigger city called Turku. The distance between them is only 10-15 minutes by car.

      Thank You very much. Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2011 @ 13:29 | Reply

  4. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful, old houses with us. I also like the church and the shop window you showed.

    Comment by George — April 1, 2011 @ 14:42 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      How nice that You visited my site and left Your comment also. The church on the hill was originally built to serve the Catholic Convent of St. Bridget. Inside it is quite simple, but beautiful.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — April 1, 2011 @ 15:51 | Reply

  5. Precioso y pintoresco pueblo con sus casas de madera entre el bosque.
    saludos

    Comment by trapatroles — April 1, 2011 @ 21:58 | Reply

    • Hola Trapatroles.

      ¡Que alegría por tu visita y por comentario tan amable! A mi me gusta “antigua” Naantali también.

      Feliz fin de semana!

      Comment by sartenada — April 2, 2011 @ 13:06 | Reply

  6. I’ve enjoyed the tour of Naantali very much, the weather’s fantastic – Spring, love those pretty houses and decorations,etc..is a beautiful, clean neat place..very inviting! Beautiful composition, great photos!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Comment by Anne — April 2, 2011 @ 10:07 | Reply

    • Hello Anne.

      I am so glad that You liked old Naantali and its wooden houses. Thank You.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — April 2, 2011 @ 13:02 | Reply

  7. Bonjour Sartenada,

    Quel bel endroit à visiter! J’adore les maisons colorés, c’est très joli. Les dessins apposés sur le fenêtres me rappelle les dessins animés que j’écoutais quand j’étais ado. La photo qui m’étonne le plus est celle avec l’arbre qui traverse la paroi de la maison, trop cool!

    Superbes photos! Ça me donne le goût de voyager!
    Anne🙂

    Comment by annejutras — April 3, 2011 @ 13:02 | Reply

  8. What a lovely place… I’ve really enjoyed the walk ! Thanks for sharing. Have a great sunday🙂

    Comment by Tamara — April 3, 2011 @ 13:03 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      So nice to read that You took the walk with me in Naantali. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday to You also.

      Comment by sartenada — April 3, 2011 @ 13:42 | Reply

  9. Hello Matti,
    Encore une très jolie ville : des quais et des terrasses de cafés très accueillants, des vitrines et des fenêtres colorées (un faible pour la maison rouge avec ses maquettes de voiliers), bref, beaucoup de charme.
    Merci pour cette bonne balade.
    Je te souhaite un bel après-midi.

    Comment by Marion B. — April 3, 2011 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Salut Marion.

      Je te remercie pour le beau commentaire Marion. Je suis très heureux parce que mes photos te ont plues.

      Je te souhaite un bon dimanche.

      Comment by sartenada — April 3, 2011 @ 16:48 | Reply

  10. That’s such a beautiful town!
    I wonder why your president built his summer house there.
    Do you get more sunshine there in the summer?😉

    Oh yes, you do get the midnight sun in Finland right?
    But does it mean it has to be located in the far north?

    Comment by London Caller — April 4, 2011 @ 01:15 | Reply

    • Hello London Caller.

      Thank You for Your visit and question.

      To answer correct is difficult. All I say here is speculation! Yore wealthy people used to spend whole of summer on countryside. In many of our movies wealthy people go to countryside from Helsinki and they come back before autumn becomes. This might be one reason – tradition. President has some kind of vacation also, so I think, although she is working in her summer residency. Here in her summer residence called Kultaranta she receives guests and she has official program around in our country meeting people, visiting many summer festivals like Jazz festivals in Pori and visiting factories etc. So doing this way, she knows what happens in Finland and how “masses” of people think about life and how they feel in our society.

      When our independency day is celebrated in December the 6th, she invites some ordinary people to her presidential place to celebrate independence with important persons. All this can be seen in our TV and it is the most popular program of the year.

      The place has been said incredible beautiful and it is like “mini Versailles”. Tourists can only visit in the garden, because president has her privacy.

      Maybe one reason to move during summer to her summer residency is to get rid of asphalt and to enjoy the beauty of nature. What comes to the sun on sea side sunshine is stronger than in cities. President’s summer residence is not in the North, only about 50 kilometers / 31 miles on latitude to the North.

      I am so sorry that I cannot give the right answer to Your question.

      Here is one link in English to give more info about President’s summer residence (Kultaranta):

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kultaranta

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — April 4, 2011 @ 07:38 | Reply

  11. Fabulous pics of your walk in Naantali. Looks like a great place to go.

    Comment by bigsmokephotog — April 4, 2011 @ 20:18 | Reply

    • Hi Bigsmokephotog.

      I am delighted that You took walking tour with me in old Naantali.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by sartenada — April 5, 2011 @ 06:14 | Reply

  12. What a lovely town, with so much greenery! It is a perfect town for the pedestrian with walk ways, parks, seats, and cafes. I would really like to visit this town – maybe one day.

    Comment by Jackie Queen — April 8, 2011 @ 22:40 | Reply

    • Hi Jackie.

      Thank You Jackie. It is really nice small town and its atmosphere is palpable without any hurry.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — April 10, 2011 @ 08:33 | Reply

  13. I really loved your photos today Sartenada, the colours are just beautiful…we don’t have buildings like that in Australia. I recognised the children’s book characters in the window straight away but can’t remember what story they were from, do you know it?

    Comment by convictstock — April 10, 2011 @ 01:34 | Reply

    • Hello Convictstock.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You liked this “homely” small town with it old blog full of wooden homes. Very nice that You noticed and remembered those children book characters. They are Moomins. Yet today they are here very popular and visitors come from all over the world to visit the Moomins Theme Park. It is in this town – Naantali.

      In Wikipedia more info:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin

      Here is its official and very good page with the song melody wihch grabs the ear immediately:

      http://www.muumimaailma.fi/in_english

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — April 10, 2011 @ 08:46 | Reply

  14. Thank you for that Matti, I must have seen that book when I was little, I was drawn to the pictures straight away, thanks for all your help, have a nice Wednesday!

    Comment by convictstock — April 13, 2011 @ 11:06 | Reply

  15. Kultarannan linna ei ole rakennettu presidenttia varten. Sen rakennutti Alfred Kordelin joka sittemmin tapettiin.Hanen pystinsa on (lienee) viela Kultarannan puistossa. Minun aikanani se oli sisaankaynnista vahan alaspain oikealla, katselemassa linnaa pain. Presidentin kesaasunnoksi se otettiin vasta myohemmin.

    Naantali, vaikka onkin viela vanha kaupunki, on paljon muuttunut sitten 50 ja 60-luvun. Paljon enemman asutusta, liikenne paljon monimutkaisempaa, mutta niin se taitaa olla vahan joka paikassa, syysta etta meita on niin paljon enemman.

    Kavaisin siella pari kesaa sitten, ja se tuntui aivan erilaiselta.

    Comment by hpy — October 5, 2011 @ 09:33 | Reply

    • Hei hpy.

      Kiitokset kommentistasi. Onhan Naantali muuttunut minunkin aikanani, sillä en ole mikään nuori enään. Minun kuvat ovat myös otettu pari kesää sitten. En toivo sinun loukkaantuvan, mutta jos kommentoit blogiani, niin mieluimmin vaikka englanniksi. Tämä ihan sen vuoksi, että muut (useimmat) vierailijat ymmärtävät kommentisi, jotka voivat sisältää lisätietoja, kokemuksia ja näkemyksiä kyseiseen postaukseen. Mikäs sen mukavampaa.

      Kun kerran olet näin ihmeellisen monta kertaa kommentoinut blogiani, käy vielä About me sivulla, niin näet elämäni historiani. Lupaan vierailla blogissasi ja laatia kommentteja, sillä onhan se mukavaa kun joku on vieraillut Suomessa ja siten tuntee paikat, taustat, kulttuurin ja ihmiset luonteineen.

      Oikein hyvää päivän jatkoa.

      P.S. laadin aina uuden postauksen perjantaisin. Nyt julkaisen vielä kolme sekalaista postausta ja sitten muutama postaus Helsingistä. Monet niistä ovat vuosien varrelta. Uuden vuoden jälkeen aloitan matkakuvauksen “Napapiirin tuolla puolen”.

      Comment by sartenada — October 5, 2011 @ 11:17 | Reply

  16. Lovely photos! I have a photo request: more Moomins please!🙂 Kiitos!

    Comment by catastrophicfindings — May 29, 2012 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Catastrophicfindings.

      Thank You for Your comment. I keep in my mind, but this summer I am not visiting the area.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2012 @ 11:48 | Reply

  17. Beautiful photos!🙂 very cute Moonmin photos too, I like!😛

    Comment by whythisbox — May 17, 2013 @ 09:46 | Reply

    • Hello whythisbox.

      I am glad that You loved to make a visit in Naantali thru my photos.

      Happy Friday.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 17, 2013 @ 11:56 | Reply


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