Blogs from Kuopio, Northern Savonia, Finland, Europe


Europe » Finland » Northern Savonia » Kuopio July 6th 2017

Aujourd'hui, on ne manquera pas de s'arrêter au Musée de l'Eglise Orthodoxe car c'est une pure merveille... La ville a son petit charme grâce à sa grand place où se trouve le marché... KUOPIO : La région est habitée depuis environ 10 000 ans, dès la fin de la dernière glaciation. Au début des années 1550, sous l'influence entre-autres de Mikael Agricola on fonde à Kuopionniemi une paroisse et une église est construite en 15523. Certains y voient les débuts de Kuopio4. L'église aurait pu être bâtie plus au nord, près du manoir royal de Tavinsalmi aujourd'hui Maaninka, alor... read more
 petit matin au couvent de LINTULA
promenade hyper-matinale avant les matines

Europe » Finland » Northern Savonia » Kuopio August 8th 2014

Kuopio Finland 7 & 8 August We arrived in Kuopio (100,000 people founded under Swedish rule in the 1500s) at lunch time after travelling on some excellent secondary roads...past many lakes...and pine forests! We were really disappointed because we missed an excellent event that is held in this town in the 1st week in July: the 'Wife-carrying World Championship' which has the theme attached ' she aint heavy, she's my wife'!!!!! Yes you guessed it, the husband has to carry his 'wife' over his shoulder 253.3m obstacle course, through water traps and over hurdles to achieve the fastest time. The winner gets the wife's weight in beer!!!! How funny is that? Non-the-less, we parked in the city centre and found the very helpful Tourist Office on Market Square, and had lunch. We were given the address ... read more
Lumberjack Show at Kuopio Finland (3)
Garden in front of Kuoipio Catherdal
Kuipio Orthodox Cathedral

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