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Discover how Vesa Lehtimäki is bringing Star Wars to Finland

We always appreciate clever photography, but we love it even more when it involves Star Wars and Finland. The work […]

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Discover how Vesa Lehtimäki is bringing Star Wars to Finland

We always appreciate clever photography, but we love it even more when it involves Star Wars and Finland. The work […]

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Ruska relief: 35 stunning photos of Finland’s autumn colors

Finland’s climate is notorious for skipping long intermediary periods of warmish spring and fall. Summer turns to… something else pretty quickly. That somefthing else usually happens in September, in Finnish literally “Month of Autumn” (syyskuu). If you’re out and about in Finnish nature during late September throughout most of October, you might witness ruska. That’s […]

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Everyday life in the capital: 19th century Helsinki, in pics

Helsinki experienced massive growth after it became Finland’s capital in 1812. As the new economic and cultural center, its population exploded, architecture grew quickly, and technology flourished. But what did it look like? Let’s take a stroll through 19th century Helsinki, courtesy of the Helsinki City Museum’s vast database of photos from the late 1800s. […]

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Isn’t it too dreamy? Save your rainy day with stunning photos of Finnish lakeside midsummer sunsets

When Finnish summer weather disappoints, there’s always pictures and the internet. We were contacted by young photographer Markus Watkins, whom we interviewed earlier this year, about his fun collection of summery activities shot taken in winter landscapes. Markus wanted to share another set of his with our readers. Since the sky is grey at the […]

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Isn’t it dreamy? Save your rainy day with stunning photos of Finnish lakeside midsummer sunsets

When Finnish summer weather disappoints, there’s always pictures and the internet. We were contacted by young photographer Markus Watkins, whom we interviewed earlier this year, about his fun collection of summery activities shot in winter landscapes. Markus wanted to share another set of his with our readers. Since the sky is grey at the time […]

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9 of the world’s greatest thinkers on the stupidity of nationalism

Over-eager nationalism is hardly known for its great outcomes. So, it’s hardly surprising that some of the world’s sharpest minds have had less than flattering things to say about provincialism, flag waving and fanatic patriotism. Let’s take a look at their wise words.   “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless […]

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9 of the world’s greatest thinkers on the evils of nationalism

  Over-eager nationalism is hardly known for its great outcomes. So, it’s hardly surprising that some of the world’s sharpest minds have had less than flattering things to say about provincialism, flag waving and fanatic patriotism. Let’s have a look below.   “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill […]

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Pet peeves: 10 things Finns love to hate

Due to long winters and rainy summers, it’s not unusual for someone with the warm, yet reserved Finnish mentality to spend a lot of time being annoyed about things. If you sit down and listen to Finns you’ll probably come across more than a few pet peeves. To help you prepare, we’ve collected a list […]

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Dancing bears and mirror lakes: Valtteri Mulkahainen’s spectactular photos of Finnish nature

  A few years ago, Mr. Valtteri Mulkahainen of Sotkamo hit the news in Finland and globally, as his pictures of “dancing” bear cubs in the Suomussalmi forests captured the imagination of nature friendly people everywhere. We wanted to feature Valtteri in our series on Finnish photography, so we’ve caught up with him in a […]

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