Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 15, 2011

Old sleepy town / Tranquila Ciudad vieja / Vielle ville somnolente

In English:

Old town of Tammisaari.

Tammisaari (population about 15000) is a sleepy town, especially its old town, when visiting it early in the morning and during the off-season. This can be seen from my photos which I took in 2006 and 2011. I like to stroll on its narrow alleys between old wooden houses. Many of its houses are from 19th century and even from 18th century. Tammisaari is a seaside town with beautiful harbor which makes it more interesting for short visit. It was founded in 1546.

Inhabitants speak mainly Swedish and Finnish of course in addition to English. That means that street signs are first in Swedish and then in Finnish. From Helsinki it is easy acceptable by car, one hour and ten minutes to the direction of West. In Swedish Tammisaari is called Ekenäs. Tammmisaari is “Oak Island” in English as freely translated.

Come on with me to visit it thru my photos.

En español:

Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari.

Tammisaari (población alrededor de 15000) es una ciudad tranquila, sobre todo su vieja ciudad, al visitar a primera hora de la mañana y a la temporada baja. Esto se puede ver a través de mis fotos que tomé en 2006 y 2011. Me gusta pasear por sus estrechas callejuelas entre casas de madera. Muchas de sus casas son del siglo 19 e incluso desde el siglo 18. Tammisaari es una ciudad costera con puerto hermoso que lo hace más interesante para una visita breve. Fue fundada en 1546.

Los hsabitantes hablan principalmente idioma sueco y finés, por supuesto, además de Inglés. Esto significa que las señales de tráfico son primero en sueco y luego en finés. Desde Helsinki es fácil viajar para allá en carro, una en hora y diez minutos en dirección de oeste. En sueco Tammisaari se llama Ekenäs. Tammmisaari es “Oak Island” en Inglés, traducción libre.

Ven conmigo a visitarle a través de mis fotos.

En francais:

Vieille ville de Tammisaari.

Tammisaari (population environ 15000) est une ville endormie, notamment sa vieille ville, en le visitant tôt le matin et hors-saison. Ceci peut être vu á travers des mes photos que j’ai prises en 2006 et 2011. J’aime flâner sur ses ruelles étroites entre les vieilles maisons en bois. Beaucoup de ses maisons sont du 19ème siècle et même du 18ème siècle. Tammisaari est une ville littorale avec un port mignon qui le rend plus intéressante pour un séjour court. Elle a été fondée en 1546.

Les habitants parlent principalement suédois et finlandais en plus de l’anglais. Cela signifie que les plaques de rue sont d’abord en suédois etpuis en finnois. Depuis Helsinki, elle est facile d’attaindre en voiture, á une heure et dixminutes à la direction de l’Ouest. En suédois Tammisaari est appelée Ekenäs. Tammmisaari est appelée”Oak Island” traduit librement d’ anglais.

Venez avec moi à le visiter à travers mes photos.

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

Old town of Tammisaari / Vieja ciudad de Tammisaari / Vieille ville de Tammisaari

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

Walking in Naantali / Caminando en Naantali / Balade á Naantali

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

34 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the pleasant tour of this beautiful and quiet old town. I love the various delightful coloured wooden houses, spacious and neat..also the lovely port – excellent photography with wonderful reflection in the water..thanks for sharing this wonderful place!
    Have a nice day and weekend.

    Comment by Anne — July 15, 2011 @ 12:19 | Reply

    • Hello Anne.

      This town is quite popular place in which many people have their summer place and small boats or sailing boats on own island.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your nice comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 14:06 | Reply

  2. It looks so peaceful and quiet. I love the bright colors of the boats and houses.

    Comment by kateri — July 15, 2011 @ 12:36 | Reply

    • Hi Kateri.

      Well, it is peaceful, although our / my visits were early in the morning. Many times I have been thinking that when people are looking my photos, then they might think in their mind: where are all the people. When I am taking my photographic tours, I really start them early. Sometimes I am leaving from my home at four or five o’clock in the morning, but of course depending the length of my journey.🙂

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 14:11 | Reply

  3. What a beautiful town! The buildings are so colorful. Lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    Vanessa in Oklahoma, USA

    Comment by pineneedles4 — July 15, 2011 @ 12:50 | Reply

    • Hi Vanessa.

      I am glad that You liked to take the tour in this small town thru my photos.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 14:12 | Reply

  4. What a beautiful and colorful small town with wonderful boats! I’d enjoy walking around and viewing this town. And get something to eat too. …smile… Great photo series!🙂

    Comment by Anna — July 15, 2011 @ 14:37 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Many of our coastal small towns have small ports and long tradition of seafaring on local areas. To have a boat or sailing boat, when living by the sea is very common, as well as those who lives or have a summer cottage on the shores of some lake. Well, to me to have a boat is a dream, which never realize, because my wife is afraid of sea.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving nice comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 16:19 | Reply

  5. Thanks for taking us to this old town. The buildings are beautiful — I especially like the bright colors on many of them. The bell tower is also very impressive. But I think I like the harbor and the trees around it best of all. It is definitely a place to visit in order to enjoy the quiet beauty.

    Comment by seniorhiker — July 15, 2011 @ 16:08 | Reply

    • Hi Geaorge.

      Thank You. Bell tower is huge and very “bad” to take photos, because these old houses around it prevent to see it properly. I am so glad that You found many points of interest pleasing to You.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 16:23 | Reply

  6. Bonjour Matti,
    Encore une très jolie ville bien paisible, seul le bruit de la moto est venu perturber la visite !
    Un faible pour les maisons rouges ou jaunes, et pour ce bateau de croisière (mieux entretenu, j’espère, que ceux de la Volga😦 )
    Je te souhaite un très bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — July 15, 2011 @ 17:00 | Reply

    • Salut Marion.

      Ah oui, la moto, elle a été conduite par deux jeunes gens à haute vitesse et le son était vraiment fort. C’est sûr que Sunnan II est mieux enteretenu que celle-là
      sur rivière Volga!

      Je suis heureux que mes photos te plaisent.

      Bon week-end á toi et les vôtres.

      Comment by sartenada — July 15, 2011 @ 17:11 | Reply

  7. What a charming little town! I love that you’re so active and constantly out exploring places and seeing things.

    Comment by Elle — July 15, 2011 @ 17:46 | Reply

    • Hello Michelle.

      Thank You. You gave good point when saying that I am exploring places constantly. To that, there are some reasons. When I was working for Finnair I explored the world and at same time I neglected explore my own country. Now I have “time” to do so and to find many weird things in my country. Because I love driving, it inspires me to explore my country easily and enjoying.🙂

      I love also photographing and making “photo documentaries” by blogging and at same time to enjoy when nice, great people are interested in my “unknown” small country. Thank to You and to all the others.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2011 @ 10:33 | Reply

  8. Thank you for the tour, Matti! I enjoy seeing the places you visit: they are always both beautiful and interesting. I can’t get over how well cared for everything is there. It always looks so pleasant!

    Comment by Montucky — July 16, 2011 @ 05:32 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      I am so glad that You liked the photographic tour in Tammisaari. Well, about well cared, I am not always so sure, but this small town was really “clean” and its residents were very polite and friendly.

      Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — July 16, 2011 @ 10:40 | Reply

  9. A very beautiful and colorful town… Looks very peaceful indeed, but I like the atmosphere. Enjoy the weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — July 16, 2011 @ 15:04 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      Thank You for Your comment and visiting this “sleepy” town thru my photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — July 17, 2011 @ 11:10 | Reply

  10. Bonjour Sartenada,

    Un autre billet fort intéressant. Un endroit superbe, où les maisons sont joliment colorées, les ruelles sont propres et le quai nous donne le goût de partir à l’aventure.

    Bon week-end!

    Comment by annejutras — July 17, 2011 @ 05:42 | Reply

    • Bonjour Anne.

      Je me réjouis beaucoup que tu as visitée dans mon blog et faisant ton commentaire. C’était si agréable de lire que tu as aimée la petite ville de Tammisaari.

      Belle journée.

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

  11. I find it fascinating the houses are sitting on the edge of the road. The cars and travelers are only inches away from the windows of the cottages. The village looks quaint and as if from a time long ago.

    Comment by Preston Surface — July 17, 2011 @ 13:50 | Reply

    • Hi Preston.

      Thank You commenting. You made very interesting observation, I am very glad about it. First I was thinking in my mind, that its roads are is built on the same paths where cows passed, because the town is old, but then, I decided to study what our National Board of Antiquities (NBA) is saying. When translating from its page freely, I got this: “Tammisaari is in addition to the medieval town of Porvoo, the only town, which town plan is not changed to the regular square plan from its the 1600s town plan”. So the streets are seemingly in the original town plan from 1550’s.

      Happy Sunday, Sir.

      Comment by sartenada — July 17, 2011 @ 15:22 | Reply

  12. You’ve given me another lovely mini-vacation! Thanks!
    janet

    Comment by harpingjanet — July 17, 2011 @ 20:36 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      I never thought it in that way (mini-vacation). Thank You.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by sartenada — July 18, 2011 @ 06:37 | Reply

  13. This looks like a charming little town, far away from the main tourist areas.
    I like it because it will be a great to to walk around.
    Anyway, this town also reminded me of Aland.
    I collect stamps so I know a bit about Soumi stamps.🙂

    Comment by London Caller — July 18, 2011 @ 01:25 | Reply

    • Hi London Caller.

      Thank You commenting. I am surprised that You know Åland, very nice. That is a place in where I plan to visit next year with my wife. Stamp collecting is a very great hobby. I collected them also when I was young, but then came others interests like DXing, which is the hobby to listen to distant radio stations. If I remembered correct I “conquered” about 85 countries.

      I wish all the good for this starting week.

      Comment by sartenada — July 18, 2011 @ 06:45 | Reply

  14. Lovely little town Matti – when I think of Finland I picture a scene like those ones…it must be so interesting to live in a place that has so much history. I also wondered where all the people were…I admire your dedication…I couldn’t wake up at 5am for the prettiest view!!!

    Comment by convictstock — July 19, 2011 @ 09:56 | Reply

    • Hello Convictstock.

      It was very nice to read Your comment, thank You. Well, what a man could not do for his hobby! Yeah, to wake up early for example🙂

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by sartenada — July 19, 2011 @ 10:07 | Reply

  15. This nice small town looks so lovely in the sunny weather, it reminds me of the town, where I was born, Ribe, which is the oldest town in Denmark – 1300 years!!! ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribe )

    Comment by truels — July 20, 2011 @ 00:51 | Reply

  16. Hello Truels.

    Thank You. I think that many small coastal towns have their charm. Maybe it is an advantage that the town is a “sleepy town”, because then one can stroll around in it in peace.

    Happy blogging!

    Comment by sartenada — July 20, 2011 @ 08:15 | Reply

  17. What a charming place!

    I want to visit!

    The views remind me of places I’ve been here in the states.

    We live on Mustang Island off the Texas coast, so we have similar scenes, though the buildings are quite different.

    Still, your photos reminded me a lot of Rockport, which is about thirty miles from here.

    Thanks again for your beautiful photos!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — July 21, 2011 @ 19:17 | Reply

    • Hello Deli.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment. It was a great pleasure to read in Your comment about Mustang island and how it is looking like.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — July 22, 2011 @ 13:26 | Reply

  18. Quelle charmante petite ville au bord de l´eau ! J´imagine des vacances tranquilles dans un environnement accueillant. J´aime ces maisons de bois colorées comme posées sur des socles (á cause de la neige ?), le charme ancient de ce grand bateau blanc, la promenade le long de la mer et cette église aux pierres rustiques. L´automne, septembre, octobre, est-il déjá froid en Finlande ? Merci de ces belles images.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — July 21, 2011 @ 21:06 | Reply

    • Salut Isa.

      Septembre c’est pas froid pas du tout, mais en October quelque fois oui. Plusieurs fois aussi Octobre peutêtre doux, mais à la fin de Octubre parfois il y a froid. On doit se rappeler que le froid depende si on est dans le Nord quand on est la-bas en visite. Par exemple, on peut en Septembre randonnée presque dans toutes parties dans Finland, aussi dans les parties Nord, mais les nuits peuvent être froides, mais la neige ne ​​peut pas être trouvée.
      .

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire.

      Comment by sartenada — July 22, 2011 @ 12:52 | Reply


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