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Old faithful.

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 15 January 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Föri in 1903, is built on the river ferry. First, it carried a steam engine, but in 1953 it installed a diesel engine. The city of Turku was acquired by a private entrepreneur in 1907. It is free to travel. The ferry can accommodate 75 passengers at a time, the river crossing will take about one and a half minutes. The ferry only for pedestrians and bicycles. If the river is more than 20 cm thick, the ferry does not operate, but to build a pedestrian bridge on the ice.

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Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What a fascinating story and picture. I wonder why they don't build a bridge

15 Jan 2012 8:26am

@CElliottUK: There is a section of the river during the summer quite a busy ship traffic. Archipelago of ships sailing berths are looking upstream side of the plate. Side of the estuary, ie the image on the left were still in the 70's docks, where ships were built all over the world.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice to know the background story

15 Jan 2012 9:01am

@Nigel: Thank you. Nigel

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent explanation friend ... I'll keep it when traveling to your beautiful country. Of course I'll try to be in summer ... Best regards, Adela

15 Jan 2012 12:20pm

@Adela Fonts: Summer is a good time to watch the Finnish. Then it is usually quite warm and bright. Just north is lower in mid-summer sun at least a couple of months. Mid summer nights are short time, even in the south. Thank you for your comment.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice view
well done

15 Jan 2012 1:00pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you.

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Thanks for showing The Föri to all of the people here!
Nice shot.

15 Jan 2012 2:14pm

@ursulakatariina: Came to mind such a view. I had to somehow tell you that around here now is a little in winter, than in the past. And, of course brings Föri Turku residents a very important thing. Someone suggested a politician, sometimes replacing it with a bridge, but was forced to remain silent in front of city views, and so we're just traveling wtih Föri.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot, really interesting history

15 Jan 2012 4:19pm

@Doug: Thank you.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice name and an interesting explanation !

15 Jan 2012 4:49pm

@Calusarus: Thank you Calusarus.

Mandar from Kudal, India


15 Jan 2012 5:37pm

@Mandar: Thank you Mandar

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice like it.

15 Jan 2012 6:00pm

@The Mouse: It's great that you like. It is very important gala for the residents.

tataray from france, France

Passionnant. Bonnes explications.))

15 Jan 2012 6:11pm

@tataray: Thank you tataray.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful piece of history, and a nice shot of the ferry. Well done!

16 Jan 2012 1:17am

@Jason Politte: Thank you.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Marvelous composition with this classic ferry. Interesting history as well.

16 Jan 2012 6:03am

@Stephen: Thank you Stephen.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/320 second
ISO 400
17 mm