Sunday, October 12, 2008

Card #9, Fruity and Delicious

Syksyisin terveisin literally translates into Autumn Greetings. This lovely autumn arrangement reaches me from Tampere, Finland from user Leja99. Tampere is unique in that it is the only European city from which I have received a postcard that has a relatively short history. Tampere was founded in 1779 as a market village. It has since grown to a city of 208,000 inhabitants, and has played important roles in recent history, with events leading at point to universal suffrage in Finland, and later on as an important location during the Civil War in Finland. (I didn't even know Finland had a Civil War.) The city is located between two lakes, which differ in elevation by 18 meters. The rapids that run between the lakes have always been an important power source in Finland. This card reached me on September 22 after 6 days of travel.

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