Reflection from the puddle
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Panoramic photo by Janne EXPERT Taken 20:37, 28/05/2011 - Views loading...

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Reflection from the puddle

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Neon lights are reflected from the small puddle. Another Saturday night full of nothing in this little town.

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A: Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, tractor pulling contest

by Janne, 40 meters away

Tractor pulling, fastest time wins.

Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, tractor pulling contest

B: Outside bank office

by Janne, 110 meters away

Outside bank office

C: Kuiluntie 10 construction site

by Janne, 130 meters away

Kuiluntie 10 construction site

D: Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, karate show

by Janne, 140 meters away

I believe these guys are from Siilinjärvi's karate association.

Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, karate show

E: Fountain's coloured lights

by Janne, 150 meters away

The LEDs change periodically in colour.

Fountain's coloured lights

F: Kuiluntie 10 construction site

by Janne, 150 meters away

What I've gathered is that there will be a gym here in the future.

Kuiluntie 10 construction site

G: Ordinary day in Siilinjärvi

by Janne, 150 meters away

Ordinary day in Siilinjärvi

H: Ahti Sonninen memorial, Siilinjärvi

by Janne, 160 meters away

Ahti Sonninen memorial, Siilinjärvi

I: Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, people dancing with Siilinjärvi folk dancers

by Janne, 160 meters away

Siilinjärven kansantanssijat ('kansantanssi' meaning folk dancing in English) directing a folk dance....

Uneton Yö 19-08-2011, people dancing with Siilinjärvi folk dancers

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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