Last week at the university where I work, we hosted International Week. There were about 15 guest professors from all over the world, well mostly Europe and the USA. Of course as an international intern, I was involved in most all of the activities of the week, and on Wednesday I accompanied them to another town for lectures and a bit of site seeing.
Rauma--the town we visited--was about an hour bus ride from Pori. Below you can see exactly where Rauma is located in relation to Pori.
Rauma is a very old town, founded around the 1400s, I believe. Luckily, we had the privilege of taking a guided tour around Old Rauma. I was, of course, captivated because unfortunately, we just don't have places that old in the United States. I wish the pictures captured how truly beautiful it was.
The lady above is making lace! Apparently, this is quite a popular hobby in Finland, and anyone can take classes. Below you can see just how complicated it looks. They told us, in fact, there are only 4 moves that you need to know to make any type of lace. I just don't believe it.