Gas station in winter time
Gas station with restaurant facilities. Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.
Front view of gas station in wintertime. Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.
This is the pond Oikeakätinen (engl. "right-handed"), it has quite clear water as you can probably se...
"Who are they?"
I held the tripod in my lap whilst shooting so the camera was elevated to approximately four meters f...
The small building looks a bit like a savu (smoke) sauna, but I'm not sure. Photo's taken on March 15...
Close to an access to a pool in the ice of frozen and snow covered Siilinjärvi lake. Photo's taken on...
Are you ready for a cold swim? Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.
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.