Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi
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Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi

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A: Siilinpiha construction site

Af Janne, mindre end 10 meter væk

Taken in the same spot as this panorama shot in February 2010. The taller building - Siilinportti (en...

Siilinpiha construction site

C: Sunset at Siilinportti

Af Janne, 30 meter væk

Sunset at Siilinportti

D: View to Siilinportti

Af Janne, 70 meter væk

I think they'll demolish this brown building in near future, many of the tenants have moved already. ...

View to Siilinportti

E: From winter to summer

Af Janne, 70 meter væk

From winter to summer

F: Asematie, Siilinjärvi

Af Janne, 70 meter væk

Warm summer morning in centre of Siilinjärvi. Behind the trees is located the upcoming construction s...

Asematie, Siilinjärvi

G: Asematie at winter

Af Janne, 80 meter væk

Asematie at winter

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Af Janne, 100 meter væk

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Af Janne, 100 meter væk

J: The upcoming psych ward

Af Janne, 100 meter væk

The upcoming psych ward

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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