A Wood Fired Sauna (it was closed for Winter)
Below is the biggest hill I have been on in Finland so far.
Above: The former president of Finland- Tarja Halonen
Finland's first female president was president from 2000 to 2012 (very well liked by the people. Finland also had female prime ministers during her time. She is widely known for her interest in human rights issues including but not limited to problems of globalization, LGBT rights organizations, and woman's rights. She is a member of the Council of Woman World Leaders, an international network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers who mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. In 2009, Forbes named her one among the 100 Most Powerful women in the world.
Below: Tarja Halonen's husband, Pentti Ilkka Olavi Arajärvi. The likeness on his statue is quite impressive.
Inside this structure the bottom was made of slats of wood that creaked like no other when I walked on them. It was slightly disconcerting.
What I loved most about this park was that it represents a great sense of community. A man shared his gift with others, the city agreed to let it be and maintain it, and people young and old can be found getting out and enjoying the good weather in many different ways. I hope wherever you are in the world you can also find evidence of great communities.