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A room for polar winds

Freeeezzzing! Just like Lapland is supposed to be.

This chamber is designed to make visitors understand how the polar stream and winds work. It must be particularly interesting for summer visitors, who will experience fresh but not freezing temperatures. We traveled to Lapland and Rovaniemi in the winter, so the outside temperature was lower that the one we could experience in the simulator. However, once we entered into the Arktikum Museum, we took our jackets off, so we still had this unique opportunity to feel frozen. There is an ice block in the middle (picture below), that changes with winds and streams. It’s frooozen.

Freezing

Just to compare, this was the moment when my travel team enjoyed the temperatures of -24 degrees celsius, in the heart of Lapland (Inari), at about 12:30 pm. The picture was enhanced in Photoshop to get more exposure, but the times in December were dark.

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All I want for Christmas is… recycling?

This looks like a set of ordinary Christmas trees.

However, if you take a deeper look at the further pictures, you’ll notice that all the decorations were made from the recycled materials – the materials we usually call waste or even trash. Everything we would like to put in waste might have some potential.

For many people, Christmas time is the season of joy. Even people who don’t celebrate Christmas like to appreciate the beautiful decorations and symbols of peace.

This is the Christmas Tree Forest in Helsinki, in front of the National Museum of Finland. This beautiful place is a result of collaboration between the Museum, schools and waste companies. While the Museum seems to have sustainable minds working for it, children got their unique opportunity to express their creativity. I think this is lovely.

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I would like to say that this gorgeous Christmas Tree Forest is an open-air museum of environmental consciousness.

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East Side Gallery – Open-Air Museum!

Berlin
There are about 300 meters of Wall which is still standing in Berlin, showing, representing, and reminding about the past. Now it’s covered by graffiti, and anyone can have a look. As the wall is painted, the label is “decorated” with letters and stickers.
Artistic Graffiti
The Wall that used to divide…
Berlin Wall
The day when everything changed…
East Side Gallery
No Wall anymore…

 

 

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