Tina wrote; On the other hand, there is much to love here in my own country. This week, let’s give that some extra thought. If a foreigner were to spend a week or a month traveling your home country with you, where would you take them? What sights would you tell them to be sure to see? Where have you found some of your own favorite images?
Tina from Travels and Trifles hosts this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge #227 – Home Sweet Home
I live in Beautiful Finland, coutry with four seasons. While I embrace Spring, summer and autumn and winter, I detest November, the greay month. So I will not be posting shots from that month.
Finland, or Suomi as we call it, this is my introduction to of it to you.
First few shots from Helsiki, were I would obviously take you
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 130,678 sq miles with a population of 5.6 million.
Helsinki is the capital and largest city, forming a larger metropolitan area with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. Finland is one of the world’s northernmost countries. Of world capitals, only Reykjavík lies more to the north than Helsinki.
Finland’s climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal in the north. The land cover is primarily a boreal forestbiome, with more than 180,000 recorded lakes.
First few shots from Helsiki, were I would obviously take you. There also several other cities I would take you too, Porvoo, Hanko, Tampere and Turku and also to Oulu. If I posted shots from them well, no one would look through my post.
Lakes are lovely at all seasons, so I would take to one or two of them
Forests, woods…have asrtong place in Finns hearts, a place walk and calm your nerves.
Pick berries and mushrooms as we have Everyman’s rights. Public access rights, or so-called everyman’s rights, refer to the right of everyone in Finland to enjoy outdoor pursuits regardless of who owns or occupies an area. You do not need the landowner’s permission, and there is no charge. However, you must not damage the environment or disturb others while exercising public access rights.
Posted for Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge
30 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #227 – Home Sweet Home”
Your photos are absolutely fantastic. I could easily visit there 😀
Cee you are more than welcome 🙂
Finland looks like a wonderful country and I love the pictures you shared with us. The abundance of nature would attract me very much.
Rudi, the nature is lovely. Hope you see it yourself one day
All beautiful, but that first snowy image almost took my breath away. Such beauty.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed shot.
Thanks so much 🙂
Beautiful photos. Helsinki is a beautiful city and I love the snowy nature photos. I’ve been in Finland many times.
Nice to hear that Thomas, Helsinki is nice, small enough to to get an impression of it even on a shorter trip
You’ve given us a wonderful perspective on your beautiful country Ritva. I was there a hundred years ago (or at least it feels that way) when I was a student abroad. It’s a glorious place which you’ve illustrated beautifully. I too love the snowy images but do not want to be there during your winters!!
Tina, I don’t want to be here during winter either:-) Hope you have nice memories, you are welcome back, maybe in the summer.
Thank you for the tour.
You are welcome Dawn!
Wowww. Great tour and info, GREAT photos. As much as I love cities, your lakes and forests photos are stunning. Outstanding.
Thanks John, nature is beautiful here. You are welcome to visit:-)
Finland looks beautiful, Ritva in all seasons. The snow ones are particularly wonderful as are the pines in summer, the light coming through. Wonderful!
Thanks SOfia, winter looks lovely in photos, I don’t like the cold.
Me neither, always struggling with it!
Beautiful. I know…we have spent too little time in Finland. But too little in Sweden as well. Somehow your own country gets less attention…and we tend to look further away. Love your nature, forests and lakes. We went with the children to visit Moomin…that was 20 years ago. Time for another visit to your beautiful country!
20 years 🙂 I have to say the same, it was about 5 years since we last visited Stockholm…
You live in a gorgeous country, and I love your images of the lakes, and also the forests. Stunning
Thanks Sue, I agree, it is very pretty 🙂 Nature is the best…in the summer 😀 if you ask me.
Hmm, yes, but I do like a autumn colour!
Yeah; I agree
Yours is such a beautiful country! I would like to return to it. Your wonderful shots of Helsinki evoked many memories (and some amazement at the changes since I was last there). And the rest of your shots are a reminder that there remains much more for me to see.
Happy to hear you have visited, you are most welcome back!
Stunning photos of your country Ritva!
Thank you 🙂 Aletta!
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