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Aurora borealis

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A: Spring forest

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Usually spherical panoramas are show with very wide angle lenses and thus, very deep depth of field, ...

Spring forest

B: Under a rowing boat

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Under a rowing boat

C: Evening at the beach

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Evening at the beach

D: Construction site at Mantunkuja

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From what I could gather, here will be erected a flat for elderly people (Siilin Hoivatalo) built by ...

Construction site at Mantunkuja

E: Volvo S40 body only

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Used by students to practice with Autorobot, I guess.

Volvo S40 body only

F: Starry skies above the Mantunkuja construction site

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Testing my new Pano-MAXX panorama head. Shot with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 at wide open aperture. It's sha...

Starry skies above the Mantunkuja construction site

G: Demolished house

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Virtual tour here.

Demolished house

I: Noctilucent clouds above Manttu

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"Night clouds or Noctilucent clouds are tenuous cloud-like phenomena that are the "ragged-edge" of a ...

Noctilucent clouds above Manttu

J: Abandoned student house

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It's been few years since anybody has lived here. I think they're going to tear this whole place down...

Abandoned student house



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.