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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In 1924, the Finnish Tourist Association urged Finns to build observation towers in scenic areas. The influential people in Southwest Häme started to do everything. The opening of Tammela's Kaukolanharju lookout tower was celebrated in July 1926. In the festive speeches, it was hoped that the lookout tower would develop our sense of beauty as well as refine our inner man, and teach us to respect God, love our neighbors and our home region, and the whole country. The landscape from the observation tower inspired at least the artist Albert Edefelt, who painted one of the most famous Finnish landscape paintings ?Kaukolanharju at sunset?.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 Sea of Memories is a cultural project of the John Nurminen Foundation on Finnish memories related to the sea. The aim of the Sea of Memories project is to open up perspectives on people's images and beliefs about the sea and to activate Finns to think about their relationship with the Baltic Sea.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
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