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Additional photos from Rovaniemi, Finland have been added. I upgraded to a Pro Account on Flickr so in my free time I’m gonna try to get EVERYTHING uploaded from Finland to London, Paris, Shanghai and around the U.S.!
This photo on the right is from Rovaniemi, Finland’s Snow Show back in Feb. 2004. Ice sculptures were built across a large snowed in area with lights inside and out. The show was put on by Anamorphosis Architects featuring work from a lot of artists including Yoko Ono, VERY cool!
Nordic Roots Festival
Syyskuun 28.–30. / September 28th–30th
9. vuosittainen Nordic Roots festivaali / 9th annual Nordic Roots Festival
Festivaaleilla esiintyvät artistit / Featuring artists :
Lännen-Jukka String Band: http://www.lannenjukka.com
Ruth MacKenzie`s Kalevala: http://www.omnium.com/kalevala
Sinikka Langeland Trio: http://www.sinikka.no
Festaripasseja saa 85 taalalla heinäkuun loppuun saakka, jonka jälkeen hinta 99 taalaa.. / Festival passes are available for $85 before July 31, $99 thereafter.
Paikka / Place: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue S; Minneapolis.
Lisätietoja / More information: http://www.nordicroots.org/NRF2007/index2007.html , Tel: 612-338-2674
2264 Como Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108 | 651.645.9181
In the St. Anthony Park area of Minneapolis there is a bakery style restaurant called the Finnish Bistro. When I came across this place about a month ago I knew it was some place my boyfriend (Finnish) would need to try as he is always looking for places to get the Finnish food he misses from home. So, a couple weeks ago we went over there for lunch to see what all they had to offer and let him get a taste of Finland.
Yeah, it isn’t Finnish, the name upsets me because inside, you have Marimekko table cloths and the potential “feel” of Finland but it isn’t Finnish. As you can see from the website they don’t even call themselves a Finnish place (hello, false advertise much!)
“The Finnish Bistro uses the highest quality ingredients to prepare authentic European cuisine.
Don’t be surprised, though, when the special weekly menu features a culinary trip out of the boundaries of Europe. You never know where your taste buds might travel!”
That is crap if you ask me, you call yourselves the Finnish Bistro and serve European food!? And on top of that, it wasn’t all that good. I’m not trying to give a negative review but on top of the let down of it not being Finnish (no Finnish pastries or breads, hell no Finnish coffee even!) the food was something out of a Bread Basket Cafe or Panera type of place..
Disappointing, go if you must but don’t got for Finnish food no matter what the name says!