Finland
106.1K views | +7 today
Follow
Finland
About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
Curated by Ulla M. Saikku
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Visiting old friends in Turku – yes, we're getting somewhere ...

Visiting old friends in Turku – yes, we're getting somewhere ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Last weekend I continued my small road trip through Finland and visited my “old” university friends in Turku. It's always a big pleasure, as we used to be very close while studying and nowadays we meet too rarely.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Turku & Tallinn 2011: Turku – around the archipelago by bike | Adventure & Incentive

Turku & Tallinn 2011: Turku – around the archipelago by bike | Adventure & Incentive | Finland | Scoop.it
Archipelago Trail is a four day circular self guided cycle tour which follows the Archipelago Ring Road, one of the most popular cycling routes in Finland.

 

You will ride through stunning archipelago sceneries. The islands are connected by numerous bridges and ferries. The peace and tranquility, particularly in the rugged outer islands, is a unique experience. Most of the roads’ surfaces are paved. The profile varies from fairly flat to rolling hills, especially the first day but altogether rather easy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Global businesses work on a unique sustainability project in Finland - The Guardian

Global businesses work on a unique sustainability project in Finland - The Guardian | Finland | Scoop.it

Sustainability experts from six multinationals identified opportunities to enhance urban sustainability in Turku, Finland. Collaborating under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Urban Infrastructure Initiative, this is the first time a city has worked with global businesses to achieve sustainability goals...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Turku Enjoyed a Successful Year as European Capital of Culture | Turku 2011

Turku Enjoyed a Successful Year as European Capital of Culture | Turku 2011 | Finland | Scoop.it

Turku has completed its year as European Capital of Culture very successfully. The comprehensive programme has produced new collaboration while creating a platform for continuing projects. Turku has also gained more visibility in global media than ever before and visitor numbers have gone up as well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Walk Finland: Turku: BOXed street art

Walk Finland: Turku: BOXed street art | Finland | Scoop.it

Turku, Finland, is not yet covered in snow when I start my walk in search for some 25 electricity distribution cabinets covered with artwork. BOX is one of the numerous art projects put together in celebration of Turku's year as European capital of culture in 2011...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Tall Ships say farewell to Turku

Tall Ships say farewell to Turku | Finland | Scoop.it

More than 300,000 people came to see the sailing vessels taking part in the regatta.

The Culture 2011 Tall Ships’ Regatta cast off and left Finland’s Turku on Sunday.
The vessels sailed to the island of Utö for the night, from where the regatta is to continue to Gdynia in Poland on Monday.
A total of 30 tall ships took part in The Culture 2011 Tall Ships’ Regatta in Turku over the weekend.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 16.08.2011

Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle | 16.08.2011 | Finland | Scoop.it
Turku is one of two designated European Capitals of Culture for 2011. A rich program of art and events aims to shed light on the city's history and boost its residents' sense of identity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture - Deutsche Welle

Finland's Turku reinvents itself through culture - Deutsche Welle | Finland | Scoop.it

Turku is one of two designated European Capitals of Culture for 2011. A rich program of art and events aims to shed light on the city's history and boost its residents' sense of identity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

ArtClue/events » Turku Biennial 2011 – Patterns of the Mind

ArtClue/events » Turku Biennial 2011 – Patterns of the Mind | Finland | Scoop.it
The Turku Biennial 2011 is an international exhibition of contemporary art bringing together artists from five different countries. The theme of the exhibition is "Patterns of the Mind". All together 19 artists from around Europe and ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Små små saker - Disney Antagonists @ Animecon 2011, Turku. I’m...

Små små saker - Disney Antagonists @ Animecon 2011, Turku. I’m... | Finland | Scoop.it
Disney Antagonists @ Animecon 2011, Turku. I’m Maleficent.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment

Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment | Finland | Scoop.it
Among the thousands of beautiful islands that dot the Baltic Sea south of 2011 European Capital of Culture Turku, dozens of thought-provoking art installations have sprung up to form the eclectic Contemporary Art Archipelago exhibition.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Turku, Finland, is Bustling with Events in August, 2011 | Travel Video News

Turku, Finland, is Bustling with Events in August, 2011 | Travel Video News | Finland | Scoop.it
Take part or just sit back and enjoy– August in Turku is full of events of all kinds.

See countless exhibitions and performances, try out unique saunas designed by artists or make your own short film under the guidance of professionals.

Top picks for an unforgettable summer holiday in Turku:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Kiitos and Mosquitoes: Cameron reports from the 6th ESEH Conference in Turku, Finland | NiCHE

Kiitos and Mosquitoes: Cameron reports from the 6th ESEH Conference in Turku, Finland | NiCHE | Finland | Scoop.it
Kiitos and Mosquitoes: Cameron reports from the 6th ESEH Conference in Turku, Finland http://bit.ly/kpkRu8...

The 2011 European Society for Environmental History conference, “Encounters of Sea and Land” is missing a word in its title: “Sun.” 24 hours of daylight and it’s a heatwave. Today is Saturday, the day after Canada Day, and the conference in Turku, Finland’s oldest city, has been ‘illuminating’ in every sense...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Turku City Library / JKMM Architects

Turku City Library / JKMM Architects | Finland | Scoop.it

The new city library in Turku is located at the historical centre of the city. The building is the latest addition to a block with the old library and several other historically valuable buildings. The historical and cultural value of the site presented a great challenge for the planning of the new building. The objective of the project was to create a new construct, which would harmonize with the historically invaluable setting while also manifesting an architecture of its own age. In terms of urban planning the goal was to fill out the open and unstructured street corner by following the edges of the existing urban grid.

Architects: JKMM Architects
Location: Turku, Finland

http://www.archdaily.com/11731/turku-city-library-jkmm-architects/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Turun taidemuseo : Crème de la Crème

Turun taidemuseo : Crème de la Crème | Finland | Scoop.it

Masterpieces from the Golden Age of Finnish art in Turku http://t.co/D59VZJFi...

 

Crème de la Crème presents masterpieces from the Golden Age of Finnish art (ca 1880–1910) in the collections of the Turku Art Museum. More than a hundred of the most famous and most cherished masterpieces will be presented in the upstairs galleries. The exhibition also invites the audience to consider the meaning of the term ‘masterpiece’, and how these masterpieces came about. Why is it precisely The Old Woman and the Cat, Defence of the Sampo and many other paintings that have become national treasures?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Walk Finland: Turku: shades and shapes

Walk Finland: Turku: shades and shapes | Finland | Scoop.it

Without snow, Turku is no city of light at this time of the year. Just like the rest of the country... However, the city doesn't give up. When darkness falls, you will see buildings illuminated, as well as fairy lights and Christmas trees that make their statement against the winter weariness.

Turku Cathedral - the oldest part of which dates to 13th century - stands tall. So tall, that it makes the big Xmas tree in front of its stone steps look almost tiny.

Right next to the medieval cathedral there is a lightweight construction that shines through the darkness like a huge lantern.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

THE TWO MEDIEVAL CITIES ON SHOW

THE TWO MEDIEVAL CITIES ON SHOW | Finland | Scoop.it

On Wednesday LIVE stream we are going to hear and discuss about how the Integrated Management System has been implemented in cities and how various solutions for climate change response have developed out of the City initiatives. We will hear presentations from two European medieval cities, Turku and Siena, touching upon topics such as challenges in local climate work and concrete actions of Sustainable Development Budgeting.

 

http://www.climatechampions.eu/index.php/cfc:lives

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Nordic Drifter

Nordic Drifter | Finland | Scoop.it
The Royal Academy of Turku is the oldest university in Finland, and the only still active university that was founded while Finland was a part of Sweden. The academy was founded in 1640 by Queen...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

The Tall ships regatta Turku of Finland 2011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Tall ships regatta Turku of Finland 2011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Finland | Scoop.it

28/8/2011 Tall Ships regatta and the ships in the Harbour of river Turku in middle of town. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

World's largest sailing ships to visit Turku next week - Helsingin Sanomat

World's largest sailing ships to visit Turku next week - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it

Tall ships will be taking over the southwestern city of Turku on the last weekend in August, when several three-and four-masted vessels more than a hundred metres in length will be seen on the waters of the Aurajoki river....

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Mobile Library Festival 2011 - Confedent

Mobile Library Festival 2011 - Confedent | Finland | Scoop.it
Still looking forward to the Int.Mobile Library Festival in Turku next week, now with the right hashtag: #mlf2011 http://t.co/uVcyrwD...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Old and New Mix in Finland's Cultural Capital | Arts & Ideas | The Moscow Times

Old and New Mix in Finland's Cultural Capital | Arts & Ideas | The Moscow Times | Finland | Scoop.it
Turku, Finland's oldest city, is Europe's official Capital of Culture in 2012, and that is a perfect excuse to visit this charming place. Turku was the country's first capital, and locals regard the inhabitants of Helsinki in much the same way as St.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Disorder at Turku facebook evnt

Disorder at Turku facebook evnt | Finland | Scoop.it
According to the police, a large party arranged via Facebook at Kupittaa Park in Turku was marred by cases of public disorder. Police received complaints, for example, of assaults, rape and damage to vehicles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Subsea World News - Finland

Subsea World News - Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Turku Repair Yard which is a subsidiairy of the concern BLRT Grupp upgraded once again a scientific ship for expeditions Akademik Fjodorov which participates in research of the Arctic.
During works that continued for 30 days special geophysical equipment for seismic sounding of sea bottom contour and researching the Arctic was installed in the ship.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ulla M. Saikku
Scoop.it!

Island Hopping in The Turku Archipelago

Island Hopping in The Turku Archipelago | Finland | Scoop.it
Summer is the perfect season to visit Finland with its lakeside cottages and peaceful landscapes.
more...
No comment yet.