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The Cat Whipper Lane in Kristinestad

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Kristinestad (Kristiinankaupunki in Finnish) is a small town south of Vaasa and North of Pori on the west coast of Finland. The town was founded by Per Brahe in 1649 and has about 10.000 inhabitants. Many old wooden bildings can be seen in the very nice center of this beutiful town.

When visiting Kristinestad, please go to the old Ulrika Eleonora-Church, well worth a visit. Other interesting places are the Navigation Museum ("Sjöfartsmuseet" in Swedish) and the Cat Whipper Lane, one of the famous streets on our country.

These pictures have been taken on August 17, 2005

The Cat Whipper Lane (Kattpiskargränden in Swedish, Kissanpiiskaajankuja in Finnish) is one of the most famous streets in Finland. It is only a few hundred meters long and has a widht of less than 10 foots. It is supposed that an old man lived here and he killed sick cats in the town, wich would explain the somewhat peculiar name of this street.

Map of Kristinestad