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Panoramabillede af Panoraamakuvat.fi / Juha Pesonen EXPERT Taget 07:45, 17/09/2009 - Views loading...

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Low-life under the shelter

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On a trip to Salo (Finland) with my friend we went under some old factory to hide from a downpour. The place was spooky.. there was a old burned spoon and a bible. You may guess in which purpose those have been used.

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A: Shopping Center Plaza, Salo, Finland

Af Panoraamakuvat.fi / Juha Pesonen, 1.8 km væk

The biggest shopping center in Salo: Plaza.

Shopping Center Plaza, Salo, Finland

B: street view

Af AlleyCat, 30.2 km væk

street view

C: Fiskars maisema

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.2 km væk

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Fiskars maisema

D: Fiskars clock tower building

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars clock tower building

E: Fiskars Wardshus lobby

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus lobby

F: Fiskars Wardshus rappu

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus rappu

G: Fiskars Wardshus hotel room

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus hotel room

H: Fiskars Wardshus sauna

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus sauna

I: Fiskars Wardshus toilet

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus toilet

J: Fiskars Wardshus Restaurant

Af Rami Saarikorpi, 38.3 km væk

Fiskars Wardshus Restaurant

Dette panorama blev taget i Finland

Dette er et overblik over Finland

Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.

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