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|Bomarsund is a 19th century fortress in Sund on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. It was built in 1832 by Russia but destroyed twenty two years later in 1854 in Crimean War by a British-French fleet. |
In the Treaty of Paris 1856, the entire Åland Islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day.
|A unique Highway Strip Airport in the middle of Finland. ||08/01/2005||628|
|Windward Islands are the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called such because they are more windward than the Leeward Islands, given that the prevailing winds in the area blow north.||08/11/2005||620|
|The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. They are called "leeward" because the prevailing winds in the area blow from south to north. Thus, the Leeward Islands are downwind, on the backside, or leeward from the Windward Islands, the group of islands that first meet the Trade Winds coming from the south.||08/11/2005||731|
|4 MI-24 assault helicopters over Finland.||08/03/2005||827|
|Fort Kuivasaari belongs to Finland and located on a Kuivasaari island in the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic sea. It has strategic position near a Helsinki - capital city of Finland. |
Word "kuivasaari" means - dry island. Good joke because the island is very rare to dry from a rain. Fortunately it was a rain break during our visit there so picture above is clear.
|During World War II at least 46 different mine types were detected in Gulf of Finland. These had about 10 different systems for triggering, including two magnetic and one acoustic types. The belligerent powers laid about 51 600 mines and 12 700 anti-sweeping devices during the War. Germany laid approximately 28 100 mines and 9 350 anti-sweeping devices. The rest was half and half by Finland and...||06/21/2006||1,097|
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The Galapagos Islands are found 1000 kilometres (600 miles) off the west coast of Ecuador, South America. The archipelago is made up of 13 large islands, 6 smaller islands and 107 rocks and islets. The very first island is thought to have formed between 5 and 10 million years ago, as a result of tectonic activity. The youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina...
|Hawaiian Islands (historically the Sandwich Islands) in the Pacific Ocean. All of the Islands were formed by volcanoes arising from the sea floor through a vent described in geological theory as a hotspot.||08/15/2005||904|
|This is a former race track in Finland. Closed in the 1970's. Because drivers still used the track after closure, the government destroyed the surface. Nowadays tree's grow through the tarmac. It is one of Europes lost race circuits, but the remains are still visable.||12/29/2005||715|
|STX Europe (formerly Aker Yards Oy)is an international shipbuilding group which aims to be the leading builder of cruise and offshore vessels. STX Finland Cruise Oy has three yards in Finland, situated in the cities of Turku, Helsinki and Rauma.|
|Ideapark is a shopping mall in Lempäälä, Finland. The mall was built on a greenfield site along the Helsinki-Tampere motorway. It was opened for business on December 1 2006|
The mall has a total floor space of 104 000 m2. It is the largest mall in Finland.