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Under a bridge in Malmi

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This is a house which I never quite liked because it does not look very good in daylight. One night I realized how nice it looked when lit with all the colours that look so pale normally. The grass looks very green in tungsten light and all of a sudden a dull gray place is full of colours. 

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Finland

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A: The Square of Tapanila

di timo-k, 1.3 km di distanza

This is the corner of the square of Tapanila which is in the center of the village. Tapanila is part ...

The Square of Tapanila

C: Forest

di Jani Rantanen, 3.6 km di distanza

Forest

D: River Terrace

di Jani Rantanen, 4.0 km di distanza

River Terrace

E: River Terrace2

di Jani Rantanen, 4.0 km di distanza

River Terrace2

F: Park

di Jani Rantanen, 4.1 km di distanza

Park

G: Park In Tikkurila

di Jani Rantanen, 4.1 km di distanza

Park In Tikkurila

H: Park2

di Jani Rantanen, 4.1 km di distanza

Park2

I: Vernissa

di Jani Rantanen, 4.2 km di distanza

Vernissa

J: Tikkurila railway station

di Samu Kemppainen, 4.4 km di distanza

Tikkurila railway station

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Finland

Questa è una vista generale di 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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