Operahall construction in Olavinlinna
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Operahall construction in Olavinlinna

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Olavinlinna castle has summar opera festival. Every spring a opera hall is constructed and every autumn it is dismantled.

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A: Olavinlinna

by pasi_pulkkinen, 20 meters away

Olavinlinna opera house from the top.

Olavinlinna

B: Olavinlinna

by pasi_pulkkinen, 80 meters away

Old war castle that has work as a opera house.

Olavinlinna

C: Savonlinna

by Mika Vartiala, 180 meters away

Savonlinna

Savonlinna

D: Savonlinna castle. finland

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E: World Champions 2011 ice hockey

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F: Early winter Savonlinna

by pasi_pulkkinen, 1.1 km away

Early winter morning in Savonlinna. There is snow but the lake is not frozen yet.

Early winter Savonlinna

G: Sunset

by pasi_pulkkinen, 23.0 km away

Time to time there is beautiful sunset. This is moderate but still beautiful. Place is Karjalankallio...

Sunset

H: Barbecue

by Sergey Zhurov, 25.8 km away

Barbecue

I: Drawing room

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Drawing room

J: House

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House

This panorama was taken in Finland

This is an overview of 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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