Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I received this postcard today...from Finland.

The sender provided so much great information.  :)  She wrote that Koli National Park, located in the North Karelia region, is one of the best-known national landscapes in Finland.  The views are breathtakingly beautiful.  (I agree with that!)

Over a hundred years ago, the Finnish Travel Association started marketing Koli's nature to tourists.  The nature of Koli has inspired many of Finland's famous artists, like their best-known composer, Jean Sibelius, and especially one of their famous painters, Eero Järnefelt.

She recommended this website for learning more about Koli and Finnish nature: www.outdoors.fi/koli.

I also learned that Koli National Park:
  • covers 12 square miles in the forested hills on the western shore of Lake Pielinen
  • was established in 1991
  • has been called one of the national sceneries of Finland
source:  Wikipedia

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