Stories from history to the present day
Here you will find interesting and entertaining stories from different parts of Finland. Discover the gold diggers of Lemmenjoki, Oulu at the end of the 18th century, the art collection of the Vaasa hospital or the spa life of Hanko in the past
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The series of ceramic sculptures “Valoa pinnan alla” (Light beneath the surface) by Paula Blåfield, located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital depicts the rich underwater world of the flads and gloes of the Northern Quark. A variety of underwater growth glimmers as the sun sheds light on them through the water.View more
The sculpture “Exuvia” by sculptors Pekka and Teija Isorättyä is located in the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital and depicts a common blue damselfly found in gulfs of seas and lakes. The Isorättyä couple got the idea for the sculpture on a hot summer morning while sailing on waters of the Northern Quark. A large group of turquoise common blue damselflies flew around their boat, like dancing pixies.View more
Thalatta! Thalatta! Greek warriors shouted for joy this word for the sea 400 years before the end of time. The poorly run military expedition turned into a relief when they saw the homely shores of the Black Sea. A couple of thousand years later, even in Hanko you can shout for joy Thalatta! Then you will say hello to a wonderful wooden villa on the southern slope of Vartiovuori right by the sea.View more
The ghost at the tomb of the story has been considered partly autobiographical: like Sara Wacklin, a poor girl who has lost her father collects crumbs of information from here and there, “like a blind chicken,” and manages to feed her mother and teacher with earnings. The story is from Sara Wacklin's book? Hundrade minnen från Österbotten? from 1844.View more
The so-called Percent for Art Principle was applied in procuring art for the H Building of the Vaasa Central Hospital in order to bring joy to both the hospital’s customers as well as the people who work there. The art found in the H building comprises both works commissioned for the hospital and deposited works. In addition, photographs from the various municipalities of the wellbeing services county can be found printed on different surfaces.View more
In Lapland, Inari and Sodankylä, Finland, the only topsoil Gold Fields in Finland have been economically viable for gold panning. There have been several gold miners in the Lemmenjoki area. Some of them were professionals using machines but for many gold mining was a way of life. Gold digger Jaakko Kangasniemi surveys the Lemmenjoki gold rush in an interview with journalist Seppo J. Partanen.View more