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Yarn bombed steps......Granny Square afghans on the steps outside Helsinki's Cathedral, Finland.

The Big Picture photography competition: round 176

One of my places in Helsinki. So the cathedral + yarn bombed steps is extra special.Granny Square afghans on the steps outside Helsinki's Cathedral, Finland. Photo by Peter Morris.

Niittyvilla by Krista Järvelä

Tussock cottongrass by Krista Järvelä. A lovely common wild plant in Finland.

roll in the snow after sauna..now that's fun!

super funny hilarious pictures of hamobile sauna Super Funny Stuff Mobile Sauna in Russia

Juhannus, keskikesän juhla. Midsummer festival.

Midsummer night in Finland. So it's Finland! I love this image of the bonfire burning in the distance!

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

Marimekko Unikko hot-air balloon flying above the silhouette of Helsinki. Idea: Jason Blower or other illustator balloon

Go Ice Swimming in Finland

Ice swimming in Finland? Heck right now you can go ice swimming in Illinois!

Makkara!

I really miss Makkara! It's pretty typical to have these grilling while you're in the sauna.you come out to cool down, and have one with a nice cold cider or beer.

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony in London

Hanna-Maria Seppala in 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

Hanna-Maria Seppala of the Finnish Olympic swimming team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 2012 in London, England.

Finland People - Bing Images

The brightly attired reindeer herding tribe of Scandinavia are one of the few indigenous people left in Europe.

Finland People - Bing Images

Finnish national costumes Kansallispuvut (genuine Finnish national costumes) www.