Tag: finland

Apr 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Odd Couple

Picture of the Day: The Odd Couple

Photograph by LASSI RAUTIAINEN/WILD FINLAND Website | Wild Finland on Facebook | Lassi Rautiainen on Facebook In this remarkable capture by Lassi Rautiainen we see an unlikely friendship between a bear and a wolf. The two were spotted in the wilderness of Northern Finland where Rautiainen organizes wilderness trips for photographers and nature lovers…

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Feb 25, 2014

Picture of the Day: Protectors of the Realm

Picture of the Day: Protectors of the Realm

PROTECTORS OF THE REALM Photograph by Niccolò Bonfadini Website | Facebook | Prints available In this capture by Niccolò Bonfadini, we see snow-covered trees in Lapland, the largest and northernmost region in Finland. The picture, which was featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on 2012 May 29, was taken…

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Feb 7, 2014

Picture of the Day: Northern Lights in Northern Finland

Picture of the Day: Northern Lights in Northern Finland

NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORTHERN FINLAND Photograph by Jorma Luhta via Visit Finland In this breathtaking capture, we see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) as seen from Lapland, Finland. Lapland is the largest and northernmost of the regions of Finland. It borders the region of North Ostrobothnia in the south and also borders…

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Dec 20, 2013

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

A Cabin so Small it Doesn’t Even Require a Permit

In 2010, Finnish designer Robin Falck wanted to build a place he could call his own. While hiking in the woods he found a beautiful location for a cabin. With mandatory military service coming up in less than a year, he knew he didn’t have time to build anything substantial that would require a…

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Aug 26, 2013

An Abandoned House Overtaken by Animals

An Abandoned House Overtaken by Animals

Located near photographer Kai Fagerström’s family summer home in Salo, Finland, is a handful of abandoned dwellings in the woods. After residents had passed away or relocated, a group of feral animals took over the space. In a story published for National Geographic entitled Once Upon a Home in 2012, Fagerström explains: “When I…

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May 23, 2013

A Hollow House in the Woods

A Hollow House in the Woods

Experimental House was designed by famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1952. The house was built to serve as a summer getaway and also as an experimental laboratory to test out construction and architecture philosophies such as: foundation systems, free-form brick construction and passive solar heating. [Source] According to galinsky.com: “The house is a…

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