Lake Ladoga, Leningrad District, Karelia, Northwest of Russia. Just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg it is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world.
Photograph Карелия. Белые ночи by Ed Gordeev on 500px
SINGING THE KALEVALA These two Finns are singing the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. While singing they swing their bodies backward and forward. Often the singers sit facing each other astride the same bench instead of on opposite benches. It is customary to sing many poetical folk tales in this fashion.