"Red Paint for the King" Porvoo Things to Do Tip by aukjejetty

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  Storehouse along Porvoonjoki
by aukjejetty
 
 

Along the Porvoonjoki (Porvoo's river) are numerous red painted storehouses lined up. It looks gorgeous with the sun shining on them.

Those storehouses were painted with red ochre in the late 18th century to impress the visiting king of Sweden, Gustavus III.

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  • Written May 3, 2003
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