Helsinki experienced massive growth after it became Finland’s capital in 1812. As the new economic and cultural center, its population exploded, architecture grew quickly, and technology flourished. But what did it look like? Let’s take a stroll through 19th century Helsinki, courtesy of the Helsinki City Museum’s vast database of photos from the late 1800s.
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About Kathleen Harris
Digital Producer at Ink Tank Media, Kathleen has a background in Linguistics, with a BA from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a MA from the University of Helsinki. When she’s not researching and writing the articles that you read here, she enjoys reading, binge-watching TV series, and gaming.
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No one knows sauna like the Finns — after all, they invented it. Sauna has been a big part of Finnish life and culture for centuries, and although Finns no longer give birth in it or bathe in it regularly, it’s just as important today as it was then: in a country of about 5 […]
The New York Times wrote that Britain was ”still reeling” after London’s terror attack on Saturday. Britain disagrees.
Finnish summers are short and sweet, but they sure can be spectacular! It’s important to enjoy every single second of them before the long dark winter comes once again. In Finland, summer appreciation has been turned into an art form — nobody soaks up the sun like the Finns do. Need some proof? Just take […]
In 1928, Otto Frederick Rohwedder gave the world the invention that all future inventions would be cheekily compared to: sliced bread. His revolutionary bread-slicing machine made such an impact that it inspired the popular idiom “the best thing since sliced bread”, which we still use even today. Despite the idiom, we aren’t quite as impressed […]
Finnish Americans are a tiny portion of the American population, and yet they have made a big impact on American culture. Read on for 10 fun facts about Finnish Americans that Finns probably don’t know.
Photo by DonkeyHotey Some people might be celebrating Donald Trump’s Presidential win this week — we, however, think that there are countless other orange things that are worthy of celebration. Let’s take a look at 19 of them that deserve a little recognition too.
Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm, forcing gamers out into the fresh air. Many people are lauding the new game as a fantastically health-conscious move from Nintendo, a revolution in truly mobile mobile games. What many people don’t remember, however, is that Nintendo has been trying to lure you outdoors since the franchise […]
Finland’s history books are filled with inspiring and talented Finnish Olympians who are known around the world for their accomplishments. Ever wondered which of these sporting titans is most like you? Take our latest quiz to find out! Now you know which of history’s greats you’re similar too, why not got and check out some […]
What do a ranting cartoon 6-year-old and Donald Trump have in common? According to the creative redditors over at /r/DonaldandHobbes, plenty! The premise is simple: they find original Calvin and Hobbes strips in which Calvin goes off on one of his famous power-hungry tangents, and superimpose Trump’s head. The cut and paste jobs might not […]
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