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Forgive me for the kalevipoeg I accidentally clicked on my Suomi pin instead of my Estonian pin
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Suomenlinna fortress in Helsinki

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

Oulu, the capital of North Ostrobothnia province, Finland. Where much of my Family originates.

Oulu, the capital of North Ostrobothnia province, Finland. much of my Family originates from Kello 40 mins drive north.

“Väinämöinen laulaa Joukahaisen suohon temperamaalus” (Väinämöinen sings Joukahainen into a fen tempera painting with a motif from Kalevala), 1912-1913, by Joseph Alanen. Väinämöinen is a character in the Finnish epic Kalevala.. he was described as a Finnish god, then as an old and wise man, and possessed a magical voice.

Väinämöinen sings Joukahainen into a fen. Tempera painting with a motif from Kalevala The postcard is published by The Art association of Tampere.

Summer Northern Lights in Finland, Oulu

Early autumn auroras are special. Twilight is visible throughout the night at the horizon but it's dark enough for Northern lights to show.

Reading from the Kalevala in Finnish - YouTube

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

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