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Under a radio antenna, Siilinjärvi

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A: View to Siilinportti

door Janne, 50 hier vandaan

I think they'll demolish this brown building in near future, many of the tenants have moved already. ...

View to Siilinportti

D: Siilinpiha construction site

door Janne, 120 hier vandaan

Taken in the same spot as this panorama shot in February 2010. The taller building - Siilinportti (en...

Siilinpiha construction site

E: Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 120 hier vandaan

Siilinportti one year later, Siilinjärvi

F: Asematie at winter

door Janne, 120 hier vandaan

Asematie at winter

G: From winter to summer

door Janne, 130 hier vandaan

From winter to summer

H: Asematie, Siilinjärvi

door Janne, 130 hier vandaan

Warm summer morning in centre of Siilinjärvi. Behind the trees is located the upcoming construction s...

Asematie, Siilinjärvi

I: Sunset at Siilinportti

door Janne, 150 hier vandaan

Sunset at Siilinportti

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door Janne, 160 hier vandaan

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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