Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 27, 2012

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

In English:

Museum of the gate of Raate and winter war memorial.

Raate road and battle of Suomussalmi are famous in Finland. That is why there is a place where we have a memorial and a museum having homage to those solders who died on the road of Raate in WW2. First take a look at my photos and in case after it, then if You interesting to know more, then after photos there are three links in English which tell thoroughly what happened really in the battle of Suomussalmi. For each solders fallen in the battle, there is a stone on the huge area. Total number of stones is about 23 000 on the area. At the memorial there are 105 brass bells for each day of the Winter War, which are tingling nicely and softly in the wind. At museum outdoor area there are old tanks etc.

The amount of war booty which Finns received is 43 tanks, 100 pieces of artillery, 4822 guns, 190 rapid-fire rifles, 106 machine guns, 10 tanks, 260 motor lorries, 20 tractors, 2 cars and 1170 horses.

In the Paris Peace Treaties, 1947, Finland agreed to pay reparations of US$300 million to the Soviet Union; Finland was the only European nation which fully paid its war reparations / debts. All this we made between 1944-1952. This post ends my travel series “Beyond the Arctic Circle”. Thank You to all who followed our car trip.

En español:

Museo de la puerta de Raate y el monumento de guerra de invierno.

Camino Raate y la batalla de Suomussalmi son famosos en Finlandia. Eso es por que hay un lugar donde tenemos un monumento y un museo con un homenaje a los soldados que murieron en el camino de Raate en 2 ª Guerra Mundial. Primero, echan un vistazo a mis fotos y después de ella, si usted las ven interesantes y quieren saber más, hay tres enlaces en Inglés (lo siento) después de mis fotos, que dicen a Ustedes lo que sucedió realmente en la batalla de Suomussalmi. Para cada soldaduras caídos en la batalla, hay una piedra, en el área grande. Número total de piedras es unos 23 000 en la zona. En el monumento hay 105 campanas de bronce para cada día de la Guerra de Invierno, que son hormiguendo agradable y suave en el viento. En el área de museo al aire libre hay por ejemplo tanques viejos, etc.

La cantidad de botín de guerra que los finlandeses recibieron es de 43 tanques, 100 piezas de artillería, 4822 armas de fuego, 190 fusiles de tiro rápido, 106 ametralladoras, 10 tanques, 260 camiones de motor, 20 tractores, 2 coches y 1170 caballos.

En los Tratados de Paz de París de 1947, Finlandia acordó pagar reparaciones de $ 300 millones a la Unión Soviética. Finlandia fue el único país europeo que pagaba en su totalidad sus reparaciones de guerra / deudas. Todo esto pasaba entre 1944-52. Este mensaje termina mi serie de viajes “Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico”. Gracias a todos los que siguieron a nuestro viaje en carro.

En francais:

Musée de la porte de Raate et mémorial de guerre d’hiver.

La route de Raate et la bataille de Suomussalmi sont célèbres en Finlande. C’est pourquoi il y a un endroit où nous avons un mémorial et un musée ayant hommage à ceux qui sont morts sur la route de Raate dans WW2. D’abord jeter un oeil à mes photos et dans le cas si vous intéressent d’en savoir plus, il y a trois vignettes en anglais (désolé) après mes photos, qui disent bien ce qui s’est passé réellement dans la bataille de Suomussalmi. Pour chacun qui sont tombés dans la bataille, il ya une pierre sur la vaste région. Nombre total de pierres est d’environ 23 000 sur la région. Au monument il ya 105 cloches en laiton pour chaque jour de la Guerre d’Hiver, qui sonent doucementet tendrement dans le vent. Dans le musée il ya des espace extérieur vieux réservoirs etc.

Le montant de réparations de guerre, qui a reçu Finlandais est de 43 chars, 100 pièces d’artillerie, 4822 fusils, 190 fusils à tir rapide, 106 mitrailleuses, 10 chars de combat, 260 camions automobiles, 20 tracteurs, 2 voitures et 1170 chevaux.

Dans les traités de paix de Paris, 1947, la Finlande a accepté de payer des réparations des Etats-Unis 300 millions de dollars de l’Union soviétique. Finlande a été la seule nation européenne qui a pleinement payé ses réparations de guerre / dettes. Tout cela nous fait entre 1944-1952. Ce message se termine ma série de voyages “Au-delà du cercle polaire arctique”. Merci à tous ceux qui ont suivi notre voyage en voiture.

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

caliber 76.2 mm, range 13.1 km, weight 1620 kg, firing rate 10 shot min., muzzle velocity 695 m/s, weight of projectil 6.4 kg, made in Sovjet Union

caliber 76.2 mm, range 13.1 km, weight 1620 kg, firing rate 10 shot min., muzzle velocity 695 m/s, weight of projectil 6.4 kg, made in Sovjet Union

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

Howitzer. Caliber 121.92 mm. 21.9 kg. muzzle velocity 509 m/s, range 11.8 km, weight of fire station 2450 kg

Howitzer. Caliber 121.92 mm. 21.9 kg. muzzle velocity 509 m/s, range 11.8 km, weight of fire station 2450 kg

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

Although man dies, memories live

Although man dies, memories live

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

South of the Arctic Circle 3 / Sur del Círculo Polar 3 / Sud du Cercle arctique 3

Finally at home after driving 820 km in a day. Thank You Opel Vectra OPC! You made it easy for us.

Finally at home after driving 820 km in a day. Thank You Opel Vectra OPC! You made it easy for us.

Thank You to all of You who followed our car trip Beyond the Arctic Circle and South of it.

Thank You to all of You who followed our car trip Beyond the Arctic Circle and South of it.

Gate of Raate – history

Battle of Raate Road

Raate Road

Part 2 / parte 2

Arctic Circle

47 Comments »

  1. Thank you for these photos. There is something very moving about this different memorial. The little bells, the solid stones, the reverence that is abundantly apparent all over the site: they all arouse the emotions. I have never seen anything quite like this and I am filled with admiration and sadness.
    By the way, someone from Kanteleliitto has agreed to meet us and tell me more about Kantele when we are in Helsinki in a couple of weeks. I am looking forward to that event very much.
    Thank you again for your special view of Finland.
    Clive

    Comment by Clive and Adi Anderson — April 27, 2012 @ 07:20 | Reply

    • Hi Clive and Adi.

      First thank You for Your kind and deep thoughts concerning this museum.

      How wonderful that there is somebody in Helsinki from the Kanteleliitto to meet You. It gives a better view to our musical life. Kantele has nice sound and I am sure that is not so easy to play it.

      Why not take a lot of photos and then present them in a blog? That would be nice!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2012 @ 07:45 | Reply

  2. Great photos. As a history person I love seeing these places. It is important to honor what happened and I enjoyed that you took us along and spread the word.

    Comment by TBM — April 27, 2012 @ 13:02 | Reply

    • Hello TBM.

      Thank You for Your wise words. These things are not easy. I was thinking many times if I shall publish it. My father and my father-in-law were war veterans and this post might be an honor to them also.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2012 @ 13:15 | Reply

  3. A very beautiful and touching story. And I’ve enjoyed your journey so much, I’m sorry that your trip has ended! I hope you have another one you’ll be writing about because I’ve learned so much from this one. Thank you!

    Comment by megtraveling — April 27, 2012 @ 13:55 | Reply

    • Hi Megtravel.

      Thank You for Your kind and encouraging words. To prepare series of posts which last four months is “hard-working” (planning, organizing photos, preparing text, translations etc.), but I enjoyed it myself and travelled it thru my own photos again. I am a little bit sad, but life goes on.

      Starting next week’s Friday new posts. I start then with quilting and patchwork post.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2012 @ 14:21 | Reply

  4. I loved these photos! The stones are neat. My husband would love the war vehicles!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — April 27, 2012 @ 15:01 | Reply

    • Hello Sherry.

      Thank You very much leaving Your comment. Those stones are great “invention” to honor solders from both of sides.

      Have a lovely Day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2012 @ 15:04 | Reply

  5. I don’t even know where to begin to comment on this except to say that the way in which this memorial was created certainly impresses upon the heart and soul the tragedies of war. The stones, especially, depicting those soldiers seem so fitting. And the bells… Then, to see all of this in the middle of such splendid natural beauty truly imprints a certain sadness upon the emotions. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Minnesota Prairie Roots — April 27, 2012 @ 15:12 | Reply

    • Hello Audrey.

      Thank You leaving so nice comment. I am very glad that You liked my post.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:46 | Reply

  6. Muy interesante tu post, un lugar histórico un icono de esa guerra que hizo sufrir a toda Europa, gracias por mostrar con detalles y explicaciones muy didácticas, con fotos muy bellas…
    Un abrazo y un saludo grande.

    Comment by 1cruzdelsur — April 27, 2012 @ 15:19 | Reply

    • Hola Carlos.

      ¡Tu comentario me calenta mi corazon!

      Abrazos y feliz fin de semana!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:49 | Reply

  7. A someone who loves history, this post is very interesting. The bullet-ridden tank is fascinating, but the memorial — the field of stones — is absolutely moving. I think this is one of the most impressive memorials I’ve seen. The bell tower is also beautiful in it’s simplicity. Thanks for taking us along with you on your trip above the Artic Circle. I’ve enjoyed every post.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 27, 2012 @ 16:36 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You very much for Your deep words coming from Your heart.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:51 | Reply

  8. I hate war, Sartenada, biut you can be very proud of paying off your debts and the photo ops to pay triubute to your successful end. The bells at the end seem to be fitting, to ring forth the end of war. And the stones. Oh my! Thank you for showing this part of your heritage.

    Comment by Ginnie — April 27, 2012 @ 18:41 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      I too do not love war. I have heard so many cruel stories from real wars which are not from TV or movies. It was so nice that You noticed our car Vectra OPC.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:54 | Reply

  9. Thank you for the visual and written descriptions of the war memorial and the close-ups, especially the bells. A beautiful and touching tribute to the lives lost. I can only imagine what the bells sound like.

    Comment by janechese — April 27, 2012 @ 19:15 | Reply

    • Hello Janeche.

      So nicely commented. Thank You.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:55 | Reply

  10. I found your presentation very touching Sartenada… it portrays the futility of war and that mankind would be much better off if there was none… i like the memorial to the fallen soldiers with the stones in the field… and the lovely sculpture holding the 150 bells to ring for eternity speaking to the fallen as well as we who should listen to the message that it gives up.
    Thank you and your wife for your journey to bring this to us….peter:)

    Comment by ....peter:) — April 27, 2012 @ 19:23 | Reply

    • Hi Peter.

      I appreciate Your comment very much. Thank You.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:57 | Reply

  11. I think we need more memorials that physically show the horror of war just as those boulders do. That is so astonishing when you see that.

    I loved your cat on the bench. Thank you for being the driver.

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — April 27, 2012 @ 19:29 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Wise words Karen. I am glad that You noticed that huge cat on the bench. Thank You very much for Your visit and leaving Your comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 13:59 | Reply

  12. Thanks so much for the photo tours. I hope you’ll still be posting other blogs. I look forward to them.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 27, 2012 @ 23:06 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      Thank You for Your comment. I will continue posting new blogs, be sure of it. I am only posting once a week and mainly it happens on our Friday morning. I have a lot of posts ready and I try to make a variation that next post differs from previous post. Next post is presenting quilts, patchworks and a lot of quilted nice bags.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 14:08 | Reply

  13. Thank you for these photos, Matti, and for the information. After now, whenever I hear the sound of a bell on the wind I will think of “the absurdity of war”.

    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2012 @ 04:11 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      You said it also so nicely concerning those bells. I am very glad that You visited my site and left You comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 14:10 | Reply

  14. Such a moving place to end your journey. The rusting tanks and trucks, followed by the field of stdones, create a dramatic and heart-rending photo journey. I wish every politician and every leader of a country could see that field of stone, could see a concrete account of the numbers of lives lost in war. Perhaps countries would not be so quick to choose war and fighting as the answer.

    Your photos of the bells are particularly striking. I really like the patterns the bells make against the sky in the close-ups.

    I have so enjoyed my trip with you and Anja. You’ve showed me such beauty. Happy weekend, Matti! Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — April 28, 2012 @ 04:20 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      How glad I am that my post moved You. Thank You so much leaving so nice comment.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2012 @ 14:12 | Reply

  15. These remains of the past are very interesting, must be a great place to visit ! Have a lovely weekend Matti🙂

    Comment by Tamara — April 29, 2012 @ 10:54 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      Yes, the place is interesting, but is quiet the mind. History is history, but sometimes we have to face it. Thank For Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2012 @ 11:19 | Reply

  16. Something very touching and sad about the old, bullet ridddened war machinery. The field of stones is a somber visual of the number of lives lost. Love the bell tower. I can almost hear the chimes ringing softly over the silent field of stones.

    Comment by kateri — April 29, 2012 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Hi Kateri.

      I am happy that You checked my post. Thank You for You kind words.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2012 @ 15:06 | Reply

  17. Interesting to see all of the old military vehicles and weapons and to see the artillery holes in them!

    Comment by Ducky's Always Hungry — May 1, 2012 @ 05:40 | Reply

    • Hello Alisa.

      This is living history, no coulisse. The place leaves man’s mind quiet.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2012 @ 08:12 | Reply

  18. The memorial is beautiful, and I love that it incorporates the local natural elements – stone and wind. Your captures of the bells gently moving in the breeze are lovely.

    Comment by Janice — May 2, 2012 @ 11:55 | Reply

    • Hi Janice.

      How glad I am when I read Your comment and knowing that You liked it. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2012 @ 13:57 | Reply

  19. I really marveled at the war equiptment, as each is a piece of art in itself. Although the purpose is sad to fathom, the way they stand rusting in the fields is very artful. You did a wonderful job capturing this site in your photographs. I very much liked the monument with the bells. It has a lot of symbolism and meaning as do the simple placement of the rocks. The rocks make a very strong statement to the memory of the fallen soldiers.

    Comment by Garden Walk Garden Talk — May 2, 2012 @ 14:43 | Reply

    • Hello Garden Walk Garden Talk.

      Oh, thank You for Your kindly answer. Before publishing I was afraid to publish this and after many positive comments I see that this post is not vapid.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 2, 2012 @ 16:22 | Reply

  20. I wholeheartedly agree with Clive and Adi. A truly moving monument to those who gave their all for humanity. The bells are a sombering reminder of “Don’t ask for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.”

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — May 4, 2012 @ 23:15 | Reply

    • Hi Deli.

      I am happy that You saw this post of mine. Your words are gold. Thank You.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 5, 2012 @ 08:06 | Reply

  21. Those stones are such an impressive way of making us aware of the thousands who died.

    Comment by oncealibrarian — May 10, 2012 @ 07:16 | Reply

    • Hi Clive.

      Thank You very much for Your visit and leaving nice comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2012 @ 10:50 | Reply

  22. Magnífico reportaje, como siempre, lo he disfrutado muchísimo, grandes fotos, las de las piedras, las de las campanas, muchas gracias, saludos

    Magnificent article, since always, I it have enjoyed very much, big photos, those of the stones, those of the bells, thank you very much, regards

    Comment by ManoliRizoFotografia — May 21, 2012 @ 01:04 | Reply

    • Manoli,

      Muchas gracias. Este lugar me hace siempre sin palabras.

      Saludos.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2012 @ 06:04 | Reply

  23. Thanks for the info and great pics! I really learned most about the Winter War from reading that book I reviewed—very educational for me. I want to learn more about it too. All of your other Finland pics are amazing!

    Comment by stking8920 — June 17, 2016 @ 13:29 | Reply

    • Hi Steve.

      It is awesome place, especially the memorial. There is also inside museum, but this time we did not visit there.🙂

      Thank You praising my pics.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 17, 2016 @ 13:49 | Reply


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