architecture, Finland

Old School Toys in Porvoo.

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Today I’m about to introduce you to one of the gems in Porvoo Old Town: toy shop Riimikko (in the Finnish language the word ‘riimi‘ means rhyme and that’s what I interpret the title to resonate).

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The shop is located in Välikatu, near my favourite cafe Helmi and the well-known Brunberg factory shop.

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Even though the prices are kinda high (understandable for an artisan shop), it’s always completely free to step in and wonder…

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Toy shop ‘Riimikko’ has several smaller rooms (as many of the old buildings do) filled with treasured details that surely will fascinate children of all ages. Including me.

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I just wish I could live here and get to use the stairs into the mysterious-looking rustic balcony! I also absolutely love the retro posters.

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The simple-looking old door will lead you to a nostalgic trip back to your childhood – or provide an adventure for the younger generations.

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Yours,

Miah