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Ice swimming pier along the lake Siilinjärvi

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A: Birch trees on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

door Jan Mulder, 10 hier vandaan

Close to an access to a pool in the ice of frozen and snow covered Siilinjärvi lake. Photo's taken on...

Birch trees on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

B: Buildings on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

door Jan Mulder, 30 hier vandaan

The small building looks a bit like a savu (smoke) sauna, but I'm not sure. Photo's taken on March 15...

Buildings on the shore of Siilinjärvi lake

C: Infrared at -30 degree Celsius

door Janne, 30 hier vandaan

Infrared at -30 degree Celsius

D: Pool in the ice of Siilinjärvi lake

door Jan Mulder, 40 hier vandaan

Are you ready for a cold swim? Photo's taken on March 15, 2011.

Pool in the ice of Siilinjärvi lake

E: Moonlit sewer pipe installation site

door Janne, 90 hier vandaan

It was supposed to be a sky full of northern lights but alas, none were seen. The sewer pipe is like ...

Moonlit sewer pipe installation site

F: Construction of the main sewer between Kirkonkylä and Jynkänniemi sewage processing facilities

door Janne, 90 hier vandaan

This PVC pipe transmits most of the waste water of central Siilinjärvi to Jynkänniemi waste water pro...

Construction of the main sewer between Kirkonkylä and Jynkänniemi sewage processing facilities

G: Public carpet washing installment

door Janne, 140 hier vandaan

Public carpet washing installment

H: Playground in Kanavatie, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 230 hier vandaan

I held the tripod in my lap whilst shooting so the camera was elevated to approximately four meters f...

Playground in Kanavatie, Siilinjärvi

I: Risuliina

door Janne, 390 hier vandaan

Risuliina

J: Street art

door Janne, 440 hier vandaan

"Who are they?"

Street art

Dit panorama is genomen in Finland

Dit is een overzicht van 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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