Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. Already there have been numerous events staged throughout the country to celebrate this centenary year. The theme of the centenary year is ‘Together’.
As I have been a resident of Finland for the past ten years I wanted to do a little something. For this I decided to post 100 images to my Instagram account on social media with the hashtag #finland100_igchallenge .
...old Finnish currency!
This is 20 Finnish Markkaa featuring Finnish author Väinö Linna, best known for his novel 'The Unknown Soldier'.
...Typing Thursday!! ...some Finnish retro...the complete typing course on vinyl!! 👍
... I got to see some of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's work at the Kalevala art exhibition in Helsinki a few years ago. Definately my favourite Finnish artist and this book has a nice selection of his paintings. Click the right side of this photo to see more images.
.. Finland has the highest amount of metal bands in the world per capita, and Children of Bodom from Espoo are one of their best. I'm no connisseur of the genre but I do like this album! (plus it came with a free tattoo!! 😀👌
...Sibelius Sunday! ...listening to Finland's greatest composer.
Finnish rye bread!! 👍 ...I wasn't too fond of this when I first arrived in Finland, but now I love it! ...plus it's healthy!! ✅
..a common find in Finnish homes is the Savoy Vase, designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto and made by Iittala. ...all i need now are some sweets to fill it! 🍬🍬😀
..definately my favourite Finnish sweets, Marianne are made by Fazer of Finland!!! If you like chocolate in a peppermint shell then these are for you!!! 🍬🍬🍬
..Hard Rock Halloween!! 🎃 .. Eurovision got it's big porcelain teeth knocked out by Mr.Lordi from Finland! 😄👌
..someone once told me the name of these neat little retro door-fittings but i forget now. Press the button and open sesame!
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