June 21, 2016

2631 FINLAND (Uusimaa) - Motorcyclists on the Linvävaregatan in Tammisaari

Tammisaari (Ekenäs in Swedish) is a coastal town and former municipality in Southern Finland, that included the former municipalities Snappertuna and Tenala together with the town of Ekenäs. It was merged with Pohja and Karis to form the new municipality of Raseborg on January 1, 2009. The town is bilingual, with the majority being Swedish speakers (81%), and the minority Finnish speakers (17%).

The well-preserved Old Town (Gamla Stan) features wooden houses from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They line narrow streets that are named after hatters, combmakers and other artisans who once worked in the precinct. Some buildings contain artisans’ shops, open in summer. The oldest buildings are on Linvävaregatan, a street of about 180m long, located in the Northern part of the area of Tammisaari.

About the stamps
The stamp is one of three first class stamps forming the series Clouds, issued on May 7, 2012.

Ekenäs - Wikipedia

Sender: Pirjo / artlover (postcrossing) FI-1494284
Sent from Raseborg (Uusimaa / Finland), on 29.07.2012

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