Old Windows and Brick

In Finland, window glass was blown until the 1930s. The thickness of these glass panes was about 1.5 mils. For a long 19th century, glass was made only from domestic raw materials and because of that, the glass was greenish due to impurities in the sand.

Old window In Fiskars

The brinks are also interesting. Fiskars Village, has two two prominent buildings on the riverbank, each with a striking red-and-black brick exterior. The mill and granary, built in 1898 and 1902, respectively, were constructed from a combination of traditional red bricks and unique black bricks. The secret ingredient of these black bricks was slag, a smelting byproduct created by the blast furnaces of the ironworks.


Red, red wine . . .

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

 Paulo Coelho, Brida