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 .
Anyone familiar with the Instagram application will be aware of the vast amount of wonderful photography posted every day online. There are so many amazing images to be found featuring Finland's stunning nature and landscapes. I imagine my photography may be lack lustre in comparison and as a result may not be noticed. So I decided to simply look closer in and around my new home for another approach. I have posted a variety of images found around my own house and neighbourhood. I didn't know much about Finland before I moved here, so I view this as an opportunity to show others a few things I discovered about or associated with Finland and it's culture. I have included everyday items, nostalgic items, locations, food and also some Finnish-themed artworks which I painted myself while living here. In other words, a bit of everything!!
The images are in no particular order of importance or preference, so I'll continue with 71-80...
..Vikings is back and King Harald Finehair is probably having a drink tonight! ...a selection of the Finnish actor Peter Franzen's movies. #peterfranzen
...remembering my first day in Finland and the surprise 'snow baptism' I received. A rite of passage for any new arrivals here in wintertime! 😄❄
(Posted on 6th December 2017)
Happy 100th Independence Day Finland! ...Onnea Suomi 100!!! ...Grattis på 100-årsdagen Finland!
Here's a short clip from the Independence Day celebrations in Helsinki.
...perfect weather for a little Independence Day walk in Finland today. Finnish nature can never have enough instagrams!! 🌲🌲🌿❄❄ (click arrow in photo for more)
..the Orange Cow made a playlist of tunes from Finland on Soundcloud.
You can listen to this playlist here!
...Life's a birch sometimes! 🌲😄 'Connections' (acrylic on board)
#flashbackfriday ..that proud moment when you cut down your first Christmas tree in the land of Santa Claus and he's not around to see it! 🎅🎄
..60's pop hits! ..because old Engelbert Humperdinck songs sound so much better in Finnish! 😀
..finnish sausages or makkara are normally eaten during barbeque season, but they also taste great out of the oven in the winter.
.. a nice place to visit in the summer. 'Åland Landscape' (acrylic-on-canvas)