Ancient rocks are covered with cave paintings made around 10.000 A.D. by ancient Finns.
The land of Kalevala is ancient Karelia, what is nowadays a part of Eastern Finland and Northern Russia. For centuries this huge lands were a home for very unique ethnos.
This view from Koli peak drove Jean Sibelius to compose his Finland -symponie.
Walking on the wooden roads was very natural for inhabitants of northern territories, where wood was the most versatile and affordable material.
Wooden bridge over swamp, Small Karelia village, Archangel, Russia.
Rocks and stones of modern Finland were crashed by the great glacier of the last Ice Age.
Duck was a sacred bird for ancient Finns. They believe that the universe was created from the duck's egg by Kalevala's god Väinämöinen.
Karelian people feels forest in a very different way. Forest is alive, it can feed you if it want and if can kill you. It was a sacred place.
Living in the middle of endless forests means for Karelian people building houses entirely of wood. Glass and iron nails were very valuable and were used rarely.
The Great lake Saimaa has around 14.000 islands, 90% of them uninhabited.
Early morning over Koli National park, Finland
She-goat on the wall on Karnakoski redut, Finland.
Karnakoski redut was built by generalissimos Alexander Suvorov by the appointment of Queen Catarina the Great in order to protect the Russian capital of St.Petersburg from Sweds.
Ancient Karelians has no more closer and versatile material than wood. Wood was used for producing literally everything.