The sun smiles at me, almost surprisingly (rain is a frequent guest these days), when I start walking towards Naisvuori hill from the market square at Mikkeli in south Savo. Walking along Maaherrankatu street something strikes me on the asphalt. There are some words embedded on the pavement. In front of the optician's shop it says optikko,
whereas by the goldsmith shop Oskari Laitinen the pavement says kelloja (clocks), koruja (jewellery) and kihloja (engagement rings). A great combination of advertising and street art ;-) After crossing the street, I notice a plaque attached on the pillar of the corner building. The oldest sports club in the greater Savo region, currently called Mikkelin Ampujat ry (Mikkeli Shooting Club) was founded in the inn that was right here back in 1886. What a pity that the inn doesn't exist anymore.
the bus station. The new bus station is now located by the railway station.
beautiful wooden building gets lovingly renovated. Soon.