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Finnish  language is different !!!!!

Finnish language is different !!!!!

helo-taika kius - modern sauna

helo-taika kius - modern sauna

SISU - the Stuff that Finns are made of.

SISU - the Stuff that Finns are made of.

Unikko hot-air balloon flying above Helsinki, hometown of Marimekko

Unikko hot-air balloon flying above Helsinki, hometown of Marimekko

Ilmari Juutilainen, Finland's top flying ace, in the cockpit of Brewster BW-364 at Hirvas base, 1942. He looks like my father.

Ilmari Juutilainen, Finland's top flying ace, in the cockpit of Brewster BW-364 at Hirvas base, 1942. He looks like my father.

"Oma koti kullan kallis" cross stitch. (translates into English- literally as "own home (is) valuable as gold" but means the same as the English expression "Home sweet home" )

"Oma koti kullan kallis" cross stitch. (translates into English- literally as "own home (is) valuable as gold" but means the same as the English expression "Home sweet home" )

...a Finnish style sauna.  Finnish saying: "Jos ei viina, terva tai sauna auta, tauti on kuolemaksi." ("If booze, tar, or the sauna won't help, the illness is fatal.")

...a Finnish style sauna. Finnish saying: "Jos ei viina, terva tai sauna auta, tauti on kuolemaksi." ("If booze, tar, or the sauna won't help, the illness is fatal.")

Finnish mittens.

Finnish mittens.

cozy sauna.

cozy sauna.

Suomi pendant. Silver.

Suomi pendant. Silver.

Sauna time

Sauna time

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

Old house from Ylihärmä, Finland.

Old house from Ylihärmä, Finland.

Turku, Finland

Turku, Finland