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"I do not write, I build." - Alvar Aalto. He is now called the "Father of Modernism". Aalto was a famous Finnish architect. One of his designs for a New York's World Fair in 1939 was described as a "work of genius" by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February Kuortane – May Helsinki) was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware.

Suomen lipun historia

The Finnish flag has come a long way since the first Finnish proto-flag was introduced in This picture introduces nine selected flag designs from over the years but in reality there are many.

Beloved Jean Sibelius. The Famous Composer of Finlandia Hymn which is the real national anthem to many Finns.

Jean Sibelius composer of Finlandia Hymn which is the real national anthem to many Finns.

Jean Sibelius - Greatest Portraits Ever Taken By Yousuf Karsh - 121Clicks.com

The Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius by Yousef Karsh, circa Valse Triste is a must listen

Jeân Síbélíüs (1865-1957) was a Fínnísh composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Fínnísh national identity. The core of Síbélíüs' oeüvre is his set of seven symphonies.

Jeân Síbélíüs was a Fínnísh composer of the late Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Fínnísh national identity. The core of Síbélíüs' oeüvre is his set of seven symphonies.

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951) Vapaussodan ylipäällikkö 1918, Eero Järnefelt 1933 - Suvirannan vuosina Järnefelt vakiinnutti asemansa yhtenä Suomen johtavista taiteilijoista,hän sai tehtäväkseen yhä enemmän merkkihenkilöiden muotokuvia,kuten suuret kenraali Gustaf Mannerheimin edustuskuvat (1922, Valtioneuvosto, ja 1933, Kymin Paperiteollisuus Oy, Kuusankoski).

Eero Järnefelt 1922 Portrait of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim The sixth president of Finland

Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) One of the greatest political military leaders of the 20th century. With utmost political diplomacy coupled with military shewdness he was almost single handledly responsible for ensuring freedom and independence for Finland not just at one time but three times!

Marshall of Finland. He led Finland to Independence, and kept the country free and unoccupied in World War II. He was also the sixth President of Finland, and is considered by some to be the greatest Finn of all time.

Alvar Aalto on the Finnish 50 markkas, the money before euros. What an awesome way to honor a creative genius!

Aalto on the Finnish Bill

When I visited Finland, the markka was still the currency in use (not the Euro). And what struck me the most was the fact that Alvar Aalto, famed modernist architect, was on the bill

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (1865-1957) on a old Finnish banknote 'sata markkaa'!

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius on a old Finnish banknote 'sata markkaa'!

finland currency | from currencyname indian rupee inr currency has opened kenyan shilling

finland currency | from currencyname indian rupee inr currency has opened kenyan shilling

Vanhoja tavaroita ja juttuja sekä muita kiinnostuksen kohteita. Nostalgic blog in which goods and stories from the 1970s.

Vanhoja tavaroita ja juttuja sekä muita kiinnostuksen kohteita. Nostalgic blog in which goods and stories from the 1970s.

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