Vanha Rauma (Old Rauma) is a cultural property of Unesco for its houses made with structural wood. I wasn't there for a family vacation, but with my headmaster to propose my school for a cultural exchange among 6 european schools.
The red brick was hard and lifeless before. A limewash (paint diluted with water and mixed with sand) softened up the harsh brick. If I had an ugly red brick house I would certainly do this to it. I hate red brick. And I bet (the the south anyway)
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