Finland/Suomi:Kuopio

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AIDOT JA OIKEAT KALAKUKOT Kuopio, Finland

AIDOT JA OIKEAT KALAKUKOT Kuopio, Finland

Johan Vilhelm #Snellman (1806–1881) was an influential philosopher and Finnish statesman ("Father of the Finnish state"). In his 30s he was barred from university employment due to Russian control over new and oppositional thoughts (Finnish movement). He took a position as headmaster for a school in distant Kuopio. There he published polemical periodicals which advocated for developing Finnish into a language of the academics and state. The papers were suppressed, but Snellman didn't relent.

Johan Vilhelm #Snellman (1806–1881) was an influential philosopher and Finnish statesman ("Father of the Finnish state"). In his 30s he was barred from university employment due to Russian control over new and oppositional thoughts (Finnish movement). He took a position as headmaster for a school in distant Kuopio. There he published polemical periodicals which advocated for developing Finnish into a language of the academics and state. The papers were suppressed, but Snellman didn't relent.

Sight over city center of Kuopio, via Flickr.

Sight over city center of Kuopio, via Flickr.

Sorvarinkatu leading to Cathedral side door.

Sorvarinkatu leading to Cathedral side door.

Kirjastokatu near the Market Place.

Kirjastokatu near the Market Place.

Maljalahdenkatu near the City Hall.

Maljalahdenkatu near the City Hall.

Vahtivuorenkatu leading to Cathedral main door.

Vahtivuorenkatu leading to Cathedral main door.

Rännikatu-network (pedestrian and cycling streets) in downtown Kuopio, Finland. Totaling 10 kilometers in length - five times more than next best Finnish city (Helsinki). This unique setup dates back to first city grid plan by Pehr Kjellman in 1776.

Rännikatu-network (pedestrian and cycling streets) in downtown Kuopio, Finland. Totaling 10 kilometers in length - five times more than next best Finnish city (Helsinki). This unique setup dates back to first city grid plan by Pehr Kjellman in 1776.

Käsityökatu near the Train Station.

Käsityökatu near the Train Station.

Aerial video over the pedestrian streets in the city centre and beside the Puijo tower, Kuopio, Finland.

Aerial video over the pedestrian streets in the city centre and beside the Puijo tower, Kuopio, Finland.

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