Innova Office Building in Jyväskylä
The Innova office building hosts mainly IT companies, but also has a a sauna at the top floor and a restaurant It is 15 stories and 59 meters high.
A small climbing wall / art piece in a park in the Lutakko District in Jyväskylä, Finland. As can be ...
Taken on a wharf in the Lutakko district of Jyväskylä on an overcast autumn day. The lake is Jyväsjär...
Lit steps at shore in Lutakko District of Jyväskylä. They're a part of the "Jyväskylä: City of Light"...
Under a pedestrian bridge which goes over the railways. There are stairs for people who are walking, ...
The Kuokkala bridge you see in the picture connects two districts: Lutakko and Kuokkala. The big buil...
Jyväskylä's pedestrian street ends to Kolmikulma, the nearest building in the view. The name of the b...
Hirvonen & Latvala in interview at Jyväskylä mm-Rally 2011
in Latvala's rally car
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.