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Fall gathering at Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna (Finnish) or Sveaborg (Swedish), is an inhabited sea fortress built on eight islands about 4 km southeast of the city center of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against Russian expansionism. The original plan of the bastion fortress was strongly influenced by the ideas of Vauban, the foremost military engineer of the time, and the principles of the star fort style of fortification, albeit adapted to a group of rocky islands.

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