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Did you know that Finnish telecoms giant Nokia - based in the Tampere Region - began life as a manufacturer of rubber boots and tyres? Learn that and many other surprising facts about Finland on an infographic.
Art of Martta Wendelin
Martta Wendelin was a Finnish artist whose work was widely used to illustrate fairy tales and books, postcards, school books, magazine and book covers.
My Picture Postcards
The Maiden of Finland is the national personification of Finland. She is a barefoot young woman in her mid-twenties with often-braided blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing a blue and white national costume or a white dress. She was originally called Aura after the Aura River in Turku. As a symbol, the Finnish Maiden has been used since the 19th century when she was pictured as a woman wearing a turreted crown, and then developing as Finland gained a national consciousness and independence. The…