Panu was in such a hurry he threw his bike down to strike a pose.
Panu and Finland were early adopters of cell phones (see Nokia!). This was in Rauma, outside of a nice Sauna we visited.
When finishing up we were running late to catch our flight from Pori to Helsinki. We managed to get to our hotel close to the airport in Helsinki around 10PM and were too tired to go out. All I basically saw of Helsinki was the inside of my eyelids. We flew out in the morning. On the flight home they offered a CD for sale of Finlandia, by Finnish son Jean Sibelius. It's now one of my favorites. Visit the link below for a Video montage of my Swan photographs featuring The Swan of Tuonela. Turn up the speakers and view full screen.
The Swan of Tuonela is based on the Kalevala epic of Finnish mythology. Where the "music paints a gossamer, transcendental image of a mystical swan swimming around Tuonela, the realm of the dead". (source: The Swan of Tuonela wiki).
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* "Surrogate travel" was a photo documentary method, pre-dating "virtual reality" developed in the 80's by my previous boss, Steven Levin, along with encouragement from DARPA for anti terrorism purposes in response to the State Department's beefing up Embassy security. After Chernobyl and the US's 3 Mile Island debacles, the nuclear power connection was kismet. I worked at ITC (Interactive Television Company) in Rosslyn, VA in the early 90's and moved to Catco, Inc. in Atlanta in the mid 90's where I did the same work for commercial nuclear power plants. I shot some 30 plants for a lifetime exposure of 10 Rem. Yes, I glow in the dark under the correct conditions ; )