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  • ‘It will never get through, he said, not even in Porvoo where they take life rather easy, take things as they come, as it were.

    Archive 2005-06-19

  • Hanna was going through to get her nails done and while I had an offer from Juha to check out a proper wood-fired public sauna, I'd been told a couple of times that Porvoo was a nice place just to wander around, so I figured I'd tag along and do the tourist thing while she was busy getting stars on the ends of her fingers.

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 3: Hail, Helsinki!

  • And then it was off to the picuresque town of Porvoo.

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 3: Hail, Helsinki!

  • So, yeah, as ye might have gathered from my Twitter feed and sporadic postings, for the last fortnight or so I've been having a wild ride of a world tour -- Chicago, London, Reading, Helsinki, Turku, Porvoo.

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 1: Chicago or Bust

  • On March 25, 1809, Alexander opened the famous Diet of Porvoo, swearing to uphold Finland's traditional laws, customs, and religion.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Louis and Eva, in fact, considered settling in the countryside, but decided to remain within the urban artistic environment, first in Helsinki, and later in Porvoo.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Perhaps I could make a movie in my little apartment reenacting the events of the 1704 Herring Fair, in which Helsinki vendors put 8 of their competitors from Porvoo in the hospital.

    Burned Fly & Mysterious Herring

  • For over twenty years the small island of Klovharun, at the outermost tip of the Pellinge archipelago, about 80 kilometres east of Helsinki, the Finnish capital, and some 30 kilometres south of the town of Porvoo, was the summer home of the writer Tove Jansson and the artist Tuulikki Pietilä.

    Archive 2005-06-19

  • We sent the list to Porvoo Council and applied for building permission.

    Archive 2005-06-19

  • She took me to Porvoo, a lovely old town filled with warm and friendly people.

    Barbara Bush


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  • The finishing touch of Finnish!

    May 16, 2012