Winter at the Linnunlahti
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Winter at the Linnunlahti

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A: Annoying yard light

by Rami Saarikorpi, 80 meters away

Annoying yard light

B: Night

by Rami Saarikorpi, 100 meters away

Night

C: Linnunlahti at night

by Rami Saarikorpi, 100 meters away

Linnunlahti at night

D: Northern Lights 26.9.11

by Rami Saarikorpi, 100 meters away

Northern Lights 26.9.11

Northern Lights 26.9.11

E: Manfrottomini

by Rami Saarikorpi, 110 meters away

Testing the Table Top Tripod

Manfrottomini

F: Botania 2

by Rami Saarikorpi, 200 meters away

HELP SAVE BUTTERFLY-BOTANIA (Joensuu, Finland)! http://www.petitions24.com/butterfly-botania

Botania 2

G: Botania 4

by Rami Saarikorpi, 200 meters away

HELP SAVE BUTTERFLY-BOTANIA (Joensuu, Finland)! http://www.petitions24.com/butterfly-botania

Botania 4

H: Botania

by Rami Saarikorpi, 210 meters away

HELP SAVE BUTTERFLY-BOTANIA (Joensuu, Finland)! http://www.petitions24.com/butterfly-botania

Botania

I: Kasvitieteellinen-puutarha-Botania

by Rami Saarikorpi, 210 meters away

Kasvitieteellinen-puutarha-Botania

J: kasvitieteellinen-puutarha-botania2

by Rami Saarikorpi, 220 meters away

kasvitieteellinen-puutarha-botania2

This panorama was taken in Joensuu, 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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