Hanna Varis

Turku Christmas Calender

Every day, Hanna's


artwork opens up on the calendar's doors to cheer up Christmas

Each picture is accompanied by a story about the background of the work. They will appear on these pages in December.

The Prince's Moment

There will be a party in the castle courtyard. Lighted up almost, we are skipped the front yard filled with bears and traps and got to the real one the castle. The core of Turku Castle is the oldest part. It was built as early as the 13th century at the end. At that time Finland was under Swedish rule. Later it became, for example, Juhana III Duke Renaissance Castle, Official residence and prison of the Governor General of Finland. For example, there is the Royal Hall (of which the work is in door 12) The King's Hall is not the most important secular room from the early 14th century By the mid-16th century. On Christmas Eve 1562, Juhana Herttua brought his wife, King of Poland daughter, Katarina Jacellonica at Turku Castle.