the southern part of Haparanda-Tornio the twintown is slowly growing
together. Since 2002 a new road, Krannigatan/Krannikatu, has appeared.
Between this street and the E4 highway an international shopping center
is planned. So far only the Finnish side is ready with its "Rajalla
– På gränsen" (lit. "On the boundary") mall.
It appears than in the future one inside the mall can walk over the
of the area from some years ago. Later the "Rajalla - På
gränsen" mall was finished built.
socalled Border Arrow Area is going to be a recreational park.
north of the park we see that the shopping mall (Finnish
"Rajatori") is planned to be divided by the boundary.
boundary from north towards south. Shopping centre area on Finnish side.
Photographed from the new Krannigatan street.
area from slightly different angle.
same point, but towards north. A border video camera is being
adjusted on Finnish side, photographing vehicles leaving Finland.