Saturday, January 19, 2013

The River Pielisjoki

Joensuu, or "mouth of the river," was founded by Czar Nicholas I of Russia in 1848 along the Pielisjoki River. Joensuu is home to the University of Eastern Finland.  These pictures were taken from the downtown area of Joensuu, looking across the Pielisjoki River, on Thursday, 17 January, 2013.


  1. Is the river frozen?

    The mist in the background makes the photo for me, cool.

  2. Wonderful pictures!
    I live in Joensuu myself but have grown so used to our snowy scenery that I haven't paid much attention to how beautiful it truly is.
    Thanks for reminding me. :)

    It's interesting to read about the cultural differences between our countries from your point of view.