Finland, northern lights

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Finland, northern lights in memory of my friend, Autumn. She studied in Finland and said this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. then her daughter was born and she named her Rory, after the most beautiful thing she had ever seen.

Christmas in Helsinki, Finland

Snowing in Helsinki. The Helsinki Cathedral, Finland. Although it wasn't snowing when I went.

Still Standing; Lapland, Finland. Idk why the word Finland is so hilarious to me right now.

Still Standing; Lapland, Finland Aurora borealis is so incredible to see IRL. Visited Lapland many times!

a "savusauna" -- a smoke sauna. Smoke saunas have experienced great revival in recent years since they are considered superior by the connoisseurs. They are not, however, likely to replace all or even most of the regular saunas because more skill, effort and time (usually most of the day) are needed for the heating process.

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In Finland saunas are a way of life. In a country of roughly 5 million people you will find million saunas.

Sauna

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it& also like a massage.

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around 5pm in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden)

Kustaanmiekka in Suomenlinna. If around in Suomenlinna, you HAVE to go and see the ferries to Sweden passing the narrow Kustaanmiekka (in this photo the ferry is returning from Sweden) Rode this ferry 1989

La Fortaleza de Suomenlinna (Helsinki) fue declarada en 1991 Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco con el objetivo de preservarla como un ejemplo de la arquitectura militar europea de su época. Las fortificaciones y los edificios de la antigua guarnición han sido restaurados para crear espacios residenciales, restaurantes y recintos culturales. http://lonelyplanet.es/blog-suomenlinna-la-guardiana-de-helsinki-439.html

Suomenlinna is a maritime fortress located off the coast of Helsinki, Finland

Pajupilli - My father made me one of these when I was growing up.

Pajupilli - My father made me one of these when I was growing up.

Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen (21 February 1914 – 21 February 1999) was a fighter pilot of the Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force). - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilmari_Juutilainen

Ilmari Juutilainen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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