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Old 05-14-2008, 08:28 AM
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Veijo Ronkkonen

The travel season is upon us, if you go to Finland have a look at this guys garden sculptures. click on 'galleriaan'
http://80.75.96.68/sptkul/userfiles/kansantaide/tmp/veijo_ronkkonen_18.html

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:59 AM
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Thanks for that. I never saw or heard about it when I visited my oldest friend in Finland a few years ago

I will send it to him, he can speak Finnish and might know about it.

Have you seen the sculptures at the main train station in Helsinki?

On each side of the main entrance are two huge round light globes.
But they each are held in the arms of 2 great giant men.

You would never forget this if you saw it, I never forgot.

http://pictures.traveladventures.org/images/helsinki-station12
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for that. I never saw or heard about it when I visited my oldest friend in Finland a few years ago

I will send it to him, he can speak Finnish and might know about it.

Have you seen the sculptures at the main train station in Helsinki?

On each side of the main entrance are two huge round light globes.
But they each are held in the arms of 2 great giant men.

You would never forget this if you saw it, I never forgot.

http://pictures.traveladventures.org/images/helsinki-station12
Yes, and I saw the concert hall and the Sibelius Monument. Unfortunately the Sibelius house was closed but I got to see the outside.

They say Veijo Ronkkonen is one of the most famous 'artisans' in Finland and has many gardens there.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:36 AM
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Helsinki railstation

got this from a buddy I do business with in Finland

http://www.vr.fi/vapaat-kadet-mainos/index.html

enjoy

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Old 05-16-2008, 09:49 AM
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got this from a buddy I do business with in Finland

http://www.vr.fi/vapaat-kadet-mainos/index.html

enjoy

JM
thats great, kiitos
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:35 AM
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Wow, that is funny! For sure I will pass that one on to my friend in Finland.

Thanks for that
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:46 AM
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fin cams

I happen to work with a few companies in Haukipudas...My friends sent me a cool webcam link to Ouli and the central market...take a look.

http://www.panoraama.com/live/index.html

nice locations on the cam also
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I happen to work with a few companies in Haukipudas...My friends sent me a cool webcam link to Ouli and the central market...take a look.

http://www.panoraama.com/live/index.html

nice locations on the cam also
Hammertime, you are wonderful. kiitos!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:20 AM
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last one for today

Finnish weather explained

+15C / 59F
This is as warm as it gets in Finland, so we'll start here.
People in Spain wears winter-coats and gloves.
The Finns are out in the sun, getting a tan.

+10C / 50F
The French are trying in vain to start their central heating.
The Finns plant flowers in their gardens.

+5C / 41F
Italian cars won't start.
The Finns are cruising in cabriolets.

0C / 32F
Distilled water freezes.
The water in the Vanda river (in Finland) gets a little thicker.

-5C / 23F
People in California almost freeze to death.
The Finns have their final barbecue before winter.

-10C / 14F
The Brits start the heat in their houses.
The Finns start using long sleeves.

-20C / -4F
The Aussies flee from Mallorca.
The Finns end their Midsummer celebrations. Autumn is here.

-30C / -22F
People in Greece die from the cold and disappear from the face of the earth.
The Finns start drying their laundry indoors.

-40C / -40F
Paris start cracking in the cold.
The Finns stand in line at the "grilli-kioski".

-50C / -58F
Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole.
The Finnish army postpones their winter survival training awaiting real winter weather.

-60C / -76F
Korvatunturi (the home for Santa Claus) freezes.
The Finns rent a movie and stay indoors.

-70C / -94F
The false Santa moves south.
The Finns get frustrated since they can't store their Kossu (Koskenkorva vodka) outdoors.
The Finnish army goes out on winter survival training.

-183C / -297.4F
Microbes in food don't survive.
The Finnish cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.

-273C / -459.4F
All atom-based movent halts.
The Finns start saying "Perkele, it's cold outside today."

-300C / -508F
Hell freezes over.
Finland wins the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:49 AM
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Finnish weather explained

+15C / 59F
This is as warm as it gets in Finland, so we'll start here.
People in Spain wears winter-coats and gloves.
The Finns are out in the sun, getting a tan.

+10C / 50F
The French are trying in vain to start their central heating.
The Finns plant flowers in their gardens.

+5C / 41F
Italian cars won't start.
The Finns are cruising in cabriolets.

0C / 32F
Distilled water freezes.
The water in the Vanda river (in Finland) gets a little thicker.

-5C / 23F
People in California almost freeze to death.
The Finns have their final barbecue before winter.

-10C / 14F
The Brits start the heat in their houses.
The Finns start using long sleeves.

-20C / -4F
The Aussies flee from Mallorca.
The Finns end their Midsummer celebrations. Autumn is here.

-30C / -22F
People in Greece die from the cold and disappear from the face of the earth.
The Finns start drying their laundry indoors.

-40C / -40F
Paris start cracking in the cold.
The Finns stand in line at the "grilli-kioski".

-50C / -58F
Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole.
The Finnish army postpones their winter survival training awaiting real winter weather.

-60C / -76F
Korvatunturi (the home for Santa Claus) freezes.
The Finns rent a movie and stay indoors.

-70C / -94F
The false Santa moves south.
The Finns get frustrated since they can't store their Kossu (Koskenkorva vodka) outdoors.
The Finnish army goes out on winter survival training.

-183C / -297.4F
Microbes in food don't survive.
The Finnish cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.

-273C / -459.4F
All atom-based movent halts.
The Finns start saying "Perkele, it's cold outside today."

-300C / -508F
Hell freezes over.
Finland wins the Eurovision Song Contest.
LOL. LOL. And at 15* the Finns start having to take 2 showers a day to get rid of the sweat!!!!

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