Friday, January 29, 2010

Verla, Finland


Verla at Jaala, Kouvola, Finland, is a well preserved 19th century mill village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

The historical paper mill turned museum of board mill technology. The historical machines were preserved in their places (except for several pieces brought from other buildings), so a guided tour to the mill follows the technological process from timber cutting and pulp production to board drying, sorting, and packing.




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8 comments:

Postcardy said...

Happy PFF.

Snap said...

BEautiful. All the world heritage sites are so very special and unusual. Very nice. Happy PFF

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful postcard and an interesting site. Recently I read some very funny and fascinating books by Finnish author Arto Paasilinna, and now I'm planning to visit this country, once. Happy PFF.

Mary said...

My husband is half Finnish - we hope to get to visit there someday!

Beth Niquette said...

How very interesting--love the bricks in that old old building! Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

It seems to be a very interesting place, and they make very attractive cards.

Irene said...

Thank you for your post, I always wondered. Love the card as well.

Marie Reed said...

I had fun traveling to Finnland via your postcard!