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Jean Sibelius & Ainola

I have a book "1000 places to see before you die". There aren't too many Finnish places! But this one is - Ainola. Ainola was the home of the world famous composer Jean Sibelius. Nowadays, it's a museum and the final resting place of the composer and his wife. The place is in Tuusula (close to Helsinki) and it's easy to reach - well, at least by car. In the same neighbourhood, there are many other interesting places to visit!

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Right next to the parking area there's a ticket office and cafe Aulis. It looks modest but I found it quite comfy.

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Delicious sacher cake and coffee... yummy!

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Some souveniers also available, postcards, compact discs, books... and pretty Finnish ladies behind the desk ;)

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The main building Ainola. Unfortunately, it was not allowed to take photos inside. I don't know why, it's "just" a home! :(

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Storage houses (probably a cow shed)

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The well

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The grave of Aino and Jean Sibelius

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Sauna

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Inside the sauna...

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Ainola seen from the garden.

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Jasmin(?)

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Daisies.

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74/1000 checked... quite many still to go!

edit. Hehe, I found an old video clip from my archives... the music of Jean Sibelius on the background!

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korpun
Jul. 14th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yep.
mummon_tohveli
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
I have to get that book someday. =)
korpun
Jul. 14th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
there's a risk if you buy the book... you have to see 1000 places before you die!
bigunen
Jul. 14th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
All right. Next time I go to Helsinki, I shall visit this. It looks gorgeous!
korpun
Jul. 14th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
come here and see this place and many more!
annelaure
Jul. 15th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Hmmm, cake... lovely pictures (not jasmin I think), but hmmmm, cake !!!!! lol
korpun
Jul. 17th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think it is jasmin! But the cake.... sorry, I ate it ;)
lautenist
Jul. 16th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
Hey! Nice to see you back on LJ!
And the fotos are great - and a very good place. You surely have felt the music :-)
korpun
Jul. 17th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
it's good to be back!
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