Photographer's Note

Häme Castle (Hämeen linna in Finnish) is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Origins of the castle date to 1300's although there are few remaining documents of that era. The castle was economic and political centre of Häme region and town of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639. Defensive systems of the castle were upgraded in the 18th century with bastions around the castle. It became a prison in the 19th century and served as such until 1953, when massive restoration work started. The castle has been a museum since 1988.

I took this shot through a train window across the Lake Vanajavesi.

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