Thursday Doors: Porvoo, Finland

Today, for my Thursday Doors I’m showing you doors from Porvoo, Finland, population 50,000, which is primarily the village of Porvoo and not the OLD TOWN.  Located about one hour from Helsinki, it is well worth the trip for the scenery and the delights of this medieval village. I have written a full post about Porvoo HERE, earlier in the week, so, if you want to know what I discovered in Old Town Porvoo, look there first. But, now to the doors in this pastel village located on the Porvoonjoki River.

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

This is the kind of place I would love to come to with a car and carry off all the antiques to be discovered here! There were no cars allowed in Old Town Porvoo, that I could see. Off one side street, I did see one parked car, squeezed into a spot by a tiny garage.

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

There was a time when the village of Porvoo had to decide whether it wanted to take the trouble to maintain and repair all the old wooden buildings, or just tear them down. They chose Sustainable Tourism to retain part of their culture……..

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

Have you noticed all the light and bold pastels colors of the buildings?

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

One could stay here at Ida-Maria’s B&B!

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

Now, here is the ladder to maintain the roof…….DO NOT get on it….. I’d like to know what that spiny, thick, fern-like plant under the ladder is too.

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

Pops of color here and there…..with planters made of useful items from days gone by. I could spend hours looking for old containers, glass, and lanterns!

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

There was a large meat district here, along with the butcher, was the baker……..

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

and the antique dealer………

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

Next to Cafe Pos 3, where 90% of their ingredients are produced ecologically ( I read their sign) There was a big hole and a lot of digging going on. I did not photograph that! Notice too, that all street signs are written in Finnish and Swedish…….

Doors in Porvoo, Finland

I hope you ave enjoyed the doors of Porvoo! I’m back to Helsinki now to see what hubby has discovered. See you in Helsinki!

Look here to see what others are doing for Norm’s Doors!

It’s easy to do Norm’s Doors. Photograph some doors and post them to Thursday Doors on Thursday!

PS All photos were taken on our IPhones …….we are traveling lighter!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Sartenada says:

    Hello.

    What a gear set of beautiful doors. I enjoyed very much this post with all these gorgeous doors. Especially I loved the first photo showing the door of Café Helmi. Helmi means Pearl and my late mother’s name was also Helmi! This coffee and tea room offers yummies made in their own cake shop and which are “danger” for weight watchers! 🙂 The house is from the late 18th century. Café Helmi is the best in town!

    Thank you for this lovely post,
    Matti

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  2. Sheree says:

    What a colourful spot and some fabulous doors. I enjoyed the wander around, thank you.

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  3. Hurrah, more Porvoo. I love this place and the doors look just as good as the rest of the town.

    janet

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  4. Thank you Sheree! What have you been up to? Cady

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  5. DrJunieper says:

    Great stores here. In many cities of Europe they now have made it that you can’t drive with a car in the center of town (or city) to minimze accidents, and increase business. Have t admit, it’s nicer this way!

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    1. Yes, we have seen the increase of the electric power barriers in several of the big cities. The police lower them long enough for the delivery trucks to get in, deposit their goods, and then get back out before the barriers are raised again. In Italy and France, the delivery men were quite upset because the big ships get their tourists in the towns very early and it hampers the deliveries, because the drivers have to weave in and around the tourists, taking up much more of their time.

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      1. DrJunieper says:

        Yes, I knew it was to reduce the flow of cars coming through the center, but I didn’t know that the reason of these power barriers was so simple, just so the delivery men could work faster:) It makes perfect sense! Thank you for taking time to write me back:):)

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  6. Judith says:

    Thank you for this colourful introduction to Porvoo. One of the joys of Thursday Doors is the glimpses of places you’ve never heard of before!

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  7. TCast says:

    Loving the doors in this old town.

    Teresa

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  8. Beautiful! I’m wondering if the colours especially suit the light up north.

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  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely colors and some very pretty architecture. Thanks for the tour 🙂

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  10. Jo Shafer says:

    Fascinating post, Cady! I love all these old doors “adorning” the storefronts of quaint designs and materials. And I’m glad the village decided to preserve their architectural heritage. The shops remind me of similar places I have visited where historic preservation is important, even those places not necessarily historically important in and of themselves. Otherwise, neglected down-and-out neighborhoods make the whole town look worn at the heels. (Yes, rather trite phrases here, but sometimes they express my sentiments more exactly!)

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  11. A very quaint town! I’d love to visit and rest a while. Lovely collection of doors!

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  12. Such a beautiful place, so pretty.

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