Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 4, 2015

Neristan Old Town in Kokkola / Neristan Ciudad Antigua en Kokkkola / Neristan Vieille Ville de Kokkola / Cidade Velha em Kokkola

In English:

In 2014 we made short (1410 kilometers / 876 miles) road trip in Finland. During five days we saw a lot of things, like churches, Poor-man statues, some towns, old historical wooden houses, sandy beaches, carved bears, aviation museum (already presented), Votive ship etc.

Neristan is a quarter in Kokkola (in Swedish Gamlakarleby) on the Western coast of Finland. Its population is 47377. The town is bilingual, 84,2 % speaks Finnish, 13,5 % speaks Swedish and 2.3 % speaks other languages. The distance between Helsinki and Kokkola is 488 km / 303 mi and between Oulu and Kokkola is 200 km / 124 mi.

The name Neristan comes from Swedish “ner i stan” meaning Lower town. Neristan is charming wooden houses area. Many houses are modernized, but some houses need reparation. We made a Sunday walk around in Neristan and found it worth for tourists which visit Kokkola. After photos I give links to my other Old Towns with wooden houses in Finland.

En español:

En 2014 hicimos un viaje corto por carretera (1,410 kilómetros / 876 millas) en Finlandia. Durante cinco días vimos un montón de cosas, como iglesias, estatuas de pobre-hombres, algunas ciudades, viejas, históricos casas de madera , playas de arena, osos tallados en madera, un museo del aire (ya presentado), Buques Votivos etc.

Neristan es un barrio en Kokkola (en sueco Gamlakarleby) en la costa occidental de Finlandia. Su población es de 47377. La ciudad es bilingüe, 84,2% hablan finlandés, 13,5% hablan sueco y el 2,3% hablan otras lenguas. La distancia entre Helsinki y Kokkola es de 488 km / 303 millas y entre Oulu y Kokkola es de 200 km / 124 millas.

El nombre proviene de Neristan sueca “ner i stan”, que significa Ciudad Baja. Neristan es el encantador barrio de casas de madera. Muchas casas se han modernizado, pero algunas casas necesitan ya reparación. Hicimos un paseo de domingo alrededor de Neristan y encontrábamos que valga la pena para los turistas que visitan Kokkola. Después de las fotos Vos doy enlaces a mis otros pueblos viejos con casitas de madera en Finlandia.

En francais:

En 2014, nous faisions un court voyage (1410 km / 876 miles) sur la route en Finlande. Pendant les cinq jours, nous avons vu beaucoup de choses, comme des églises, statues de Pauvre-hommes, quelques villes, vieilles maisons historiques en bois, plages, des ours taillés en bois, une musée de l’aviation (déjà présenté), Navires Votives etc.

Neristan est un quartier à Kokkola (en suédois Gamlakarleby) sur la côte ouest de la Finlande. Sa population est de 47377. La ville est bilingue, 84,2% parlent finnois, 13,5%, parlent suédois et 2,3% parlent d’autres langues. La Distance entre Helsinki et Kokkola est 488 km / 303 mi et entre Oulu et Kokkola est de 200 km / 124 mi.

Le nom vient du suédois Neristan “ner i stan” signifie la Basse-Ville. La zone Neristan est charmante avec les maisons en bois. Beaucoup de maisons sont modernisées, mais certaines maisons ont besoin de réparation. Nous avons fait une balade du dimanche autour Neristan et avons trouvé qu’il vaut la peine visiter Kokkola. Après les photos je donne mes liens vers mes autres vieilles villes aux maisons de bois en Finlande.

Em Português:

Em 2014 fazíamos uma curto viagem na estrada (1410 km / 876 milhas) na Finlândia. Durante cinco dias, víamos um monte de coisas, como igrejas, estátuas de pobre-homem, algumas cidades, velhas casas de madeira históricas, praias, ursos entalhados en madeira, museu do ar (já apresentado), Navios Votiva etc.

Neristan é o bairro em Kokkola (Gamlakarleby em sueco), na costa ocidental da Finlândia. Sua população é de 47377. A cidade é bilíngüe, 84,2% falam finlandês, 13,5% falam sueco, e 2,3% falam outras línguas. A distância entre Helsínquia e Kokkola é 488 km / 303 mi e entre Oulu e Kokkola é de 200 km / 124 mi.

O seu nome vem do sueco e Neristan o nome “ner i stan” significa a Cidade Baixa. A área de Neristan é encantadora com casas velhas de madeira. Muitas casas são modernizados, embora hão algumas casas que precisam de reparo. Fizemos uma caminhada do domingo em torno de Neristan e descobríamos que vale a pena para os turistas visitar Kokkola. Depois de fotos eu vou dar links para os meus outros cidades velhas com casas velhas de madeira a Finlândia.

Neristan Old Town in Kokkola / Neristan Ciudad Antigua en Kokkkola / Neristan Vieille Ville de Kokkola / Cidade Velha em Kokkola

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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

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

Summer arrived in Mikkeli / Llegó el verano a Mikkeli / L’été est arrivé á Mikkeli

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

62 Comments »

  1. We live in the wooden house, but am most suitable for hot summer in Japan.
    How about a climate of Finland?

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 4, 2015 @ 07:40 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You for commenting. Wooden houses in Finland are not hot in summer, but summers are not hot in Finland, but they are warm. This summer it has been quite cool, only few warm / hot days. Our winters are cold or mild, depending where man lives, in the south or in the north.

      In our wooden houses, we have triple glass windows and there are some technics in window to keep the heat outside of houses. Our summer weather varies generally between 20°C – 30°C during summer. Our hottest temperature has been 37,2 °C and coldest -51,5 °C.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2015 @ 10:39 | Reply

  2. God morning to Finnland and to Kokkola, thank you very much for this many fotos which give a good impression of this quiet village of wooden houses! Fortunately there aren’t any beton aparment houses!! Have a good day:)

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — August 4, 2015 @ 09:03 | Reply

    • Hi Martina.

      Thank You for your comment. Well, it was Sunday, sunny afternoon, many people enjoy their vacation and that is why there are not many people on streets. I think that this old song from 1966 describes best the feeling we got when walking on the streets of Neristan:

      Lazy Sunny Afternoon.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2015 @ 10:43 | Reply

      • Laziness should more frequently be practiced, according to me!! Thanks for the good wishes which I happily return!:)

        Comment by Martina Ramsauer — August 4, 2015 @ 14:29 | Reply

        • Hi Martina.

          We are so busy, but sometimes it is wise to stop for a while.🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 07:20 | Reply

  3. Lovely houses seems fairy-tale for Japanese people. It’s wonderful that the street has a regular row of houses.

    Comment by superkamui — August 4, 2015 @ 09:37 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      I am glad that You loved this town and its old wooden houses. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2015 @ 10:47 | Reply

  4. I’m found of these wood color houses, great shots

    Comment by Bernieshoot — August 4, 2015 @ 11:38 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernie.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment and loving my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2015 @ 11:44 | Reply

  5. What a charming place – I really like the buildings. It looked like a beautiful day too …🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — August 4, 2015 @ 13:27 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      What a joy to read that You loved my post. Day was beautiful and walking without any haste was enjoyable. Thank You.

      Have a nice week.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 07:08 | Reply

  6. I remembered the houses made with Lego.
    pretty town!

    Comment by kanaconnie — August 4, 2015 @ 14:33 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You commenting my post. I appreciate it, that there are wooden houses in some towns like in this one and that people appreciate them yet today in our modern days.

      すばらしい日を過してください

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 07:32 | Reply

  7. It is always nice to read your posts about Finland and those beautiful pictures. A great summer day there.

    Comment by Roberto Rodriguez — August 4, 2015 @ 14:50 | Reply

    • Hello Roberto.

      Thank You for Your kind words praising my posts and photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 07:34 | Reply

  8. Todo muy bonito y muy limpio! Parece una ciudad de juguete , muy insólita para nuestra latitud!
    Te agradezco por este post que me muestra otra parte desconocida del mundo!
    Buenísimas las photos!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 4, 2015 @ 15:08 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Me alegra muchisímo de que te gusten mis fotos. Muchas gracias al hacer tu comentario.

      ¡Un saludo grande¡

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 07:45 | Reply

  9. Lovely houses and photos!
    Looks like a beautiful town!
    Xoxo

    Comment by Letícia — August 4, 2015 @ 15:21 | Reply

    • Oi Leticia, tudo bem?

      How nice to read Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my post and photos. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 10:27 | Reply

      • Oh, you’re welcome🙂
        Have a nice week and pleasure moments
        Xoxo

        Comment by Letícia — August 5, 2015 @ 11:47 | Reply

  10. How lovely these houses are!
    Thanks fou sharing your beautiful pyotos.

    Comment by 洋子 — August 4, 2015 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • Hi August.

      Thank you commenting and visiting Neristan thru my photos.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 10:42 | Reply

  11. Elle est magnifique cette ville surtout avec toutes
    ces maisons peintes de toutes sorte de couleurs.
    Merci pour la découverte.
    Je te souhaite une belle soirée.

    Comment by vever02 — August 4, 2015 @ 18:08 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Quelle joie en lisant votre commentaire. J’suis heureux que mes photos plaisent à vous. Merci.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 10:46 | Reply

  12. It’s always nice to see the colourful wooden houses in such small towns. They look cheerful, snuggish, refreshing … really sweet and comfortable. But do you know what I particularly like? This pretty letterbox! ^^
    What I nice walk through Kokkola/Neristan, Matti. Thanks for your great shots!

    Have a nice week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 4, 2015 @ 21:00 | Reply

    • Hi Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. We love old towns whether in Germany or in Finland!🙂

      Happy week to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 10:57 | Reply

  13. Beautiful as always. The weather must have been wonderful. The pictures remind me of parts of Porvoo and Joensuu – all the wooden homes. I love the look of the wooden homes and love all the colors.

    Comment by laceduplutheran — August 5, 2015 @ 03:44 | Reply

    • Hi Matt.

      How nice that You commented this post and had thus possibility to see Kokkola also thru my photos. Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a great week.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 11:09 | Reply

  14. Hello there dear Sartenada🐻
    This Old Town in Kokkola is wonderful and the pictures are lovely… Thanks for sharing! Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana😀 🚗

    Comment by Aquileana — August 5, 2015 @ 10:35 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      In our modern society, old towns are always worth for a visit, everywhere in the world. It was in 70s, when I last time visited to Buenos Aires, are there old town also because I do not remember?

      Have a nice week.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2015 @ 12:05 | Reply

  15. Such lovely colourful buildings. Everything looks neat and orderly, picture perfect.🙂

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 5, 2015 @ 14:35 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      How lovely it is to read Your kind comment. Thank You. I personally appreciate very much preserving old architecture, such as these houses.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2015 @ 07:23 | Reply

  16. Très belles photos avec toutes ces maisons colorées🙂 Bonne soirée

    Comment by LNA — August 5, 2015 @ 21:01 | Reply

    • Bonjour Helein.

      Je vous remercie vivement pour votre si gentil commentaire. Quelle joie!

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2015 @ 07:36 | Reply

      • Bonjour Sartenada ,c’est réciproque ,merci et bonne journée🙂

        Comment by LNA — August 6, 2015 @ 15:15 | Reply

  17. Que casinhas bonitas🙂 nice pictures!

    Comment by Diana — August 5, 2015 @ 21:44 | Reply

    • Oi Diana.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Fico muito feliz que você gostava deles.

      Uma semana encantada pra Vôce!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2015 @ 07:45 | Reply

  18. Una bellissima serie di foto. Le case di legno sono veramente belle, con tanti colori danno un bel senso di calore!!
    Ciao, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — August 5, 2015 @ 22:22 | Reply

    • Chiao Patrizia.

      Ti ringrazio per il commento! Grazie gusti le mie foto.

      Ti auguro una splendida giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2015 @ 10:21 | Reply

  19. Good old town!
    I think entrance don’t face street.

    Comment by キース — August 8, 2015 @ 10:23 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      You are right. Generally, entrances are behind the houses. Maybe done this way houses are safer. Thank you for Your observation and comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2015 @ 07:30 | Reply

  20. I enjoy travelling around Finland with you! These are beautiful photos! I noticed that several houses had lovely old natural stone foundations – this is common on old buildings here too, and it’s so lovely the way the stones are fitted together like puzzle pieces.

    Comment by Ann — August 8, 2015 @ 15:37 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Thank you for your kind comment and making observations. Stone foundations or nowadays using concrete in different way in detached houses is “must” if man wants good ventilation against the mildew and to prevent humidity. In addition, mechanical ventilation round the year is gaining foothold. This way done houses are healthy houses.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2015 @ 07:21 | Reply

  21. Moi!
    I am glad to see beautiful and colorful atmosphere of the town. The pictures you took use the mirror are an interesting idea!
    It’s very hot here right now. The temperature went up to 38 degrees yesterday in the city I live.
    How is the city you live? Please take care of yourself .
    Kiitos🙂

    Misa

    Comment by Misa — August 8, 2015 @ 17:53 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      You made also nice observation! Because nobody before commented this traffic mirror, I thought that, they must be round the world in general uses. The meaning of traffic mirror is to see round the corner in a bit like periscope operates. Also in Mikkeli, they are in general use. Nice example is when driving to the street from garages or from carports, the driver caan see if there are bikers, walkers or approaching cars on the road.🙂 ありがとう!

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2015 @ 07:46 | Reply

  22. The old town is beautiful with all the neat wooden houses lining the streets. Great photos! I hope you get a few warm/hot days in August before the fall arrives.

    Comment by Tiny — August 9, 2015 @ 02:20 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank you. Believe it or not, but your wish came true. It has been rainy and quite cool weather except some days. Now the weather is sunny and warm, but not hot.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2015 @ 10:15 | Reply

  23. thanks again, Señor Sart — for (as you suspect i’m sure) YOU BRING US ALONG ON YOUR TRIPS. !

    Comment by betunada — August 9, 2015 @ 23:20 | Reply

    • Hi Betunada.

      Very nice that You have followed our road trip and loved my photos. Thank You. There will be one more post from this series.

      Have a nice day.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2015 @ 10:24 | Reply

  24. Looks like a lovely place and the colourful wooden houses are very nice. Thanks for the visit. (Suzanne)

    Comment by Suzanne et Pierre — August 11, 2015 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Bonjour Suzanne et Pierre.

      Old towns are appreciated in Finland and mainly they are situated on our western and southern coastal lines Thank You for your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 12, 2015 @ 07:13 | Reply

  25. It looks like a nice old town. How old is it/the houses here??

    Comment by Truels — August 15, 2015 @ 20:36 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank you. Translated from Wikipedia: “Most of the buildings in Neristan are 1810-1880 centuries, although the oldest buildings are up to the 1600s”. Therefore, they are old.🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2015 @ 09:59 | Reply

  26. I love the nice bright colors of the houses. It looks like a really nice town.

    Comment by luchanik — August 24, 2015 @ 07:00 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      Small can be beautiful.🙂 Alongside the coast of Finland, old, historic buildings are worth for a visit in many small towns. Thank You commenting this post.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 24, 2015 @ 10:09 | Reply

  27. Great virtual tour as always and thanks you taking me there :)! Have a nice rest of summer. Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — August 24, 2015 @ 10:14 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila.

      Very nice to read that you followed our road trip and loved my photos from “unknown” Finland. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 25, 2015 @ 07:23 | Reply

  28. As casas tem cores lindas que me lembraram Pirinópolis – Brasília – Brasil!

    Comment by Andréa Carvalho — August 25, 2015 @ 19:50 | Reply

    • Oi Andrea.

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Obrigado contando sobre o Pirinópolis, que deve ser muito bonito.

      Uma feliz semana pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 26, 2015 @ 07:33 | Reply

  29. I really like the last photo!

    Comment by hayley — December 12, 2015 @ 10:02 | Reply


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