Espoo is officially the second largest town in Finland, after Helsinki. But that requires an open mind. While Einstein brought a revolution in the world of physics understanding among other things that the constant speed of light meant a variable space-time, Finns brought a revolution in the world of urbanism understanding that a town can have 165 islands, 95 lakes and, in 2009, 773 inhabitants per sq.km of land. That's ~1300sq.m of land per person, not including water.

 

In practice, if you can afford the steep real-estate prices, this translates into a very good quality of life for a capital area, with nature at your doorstep, and a typically short work commute.


If you like the pictures in this gallery, you might also like the pictures of Helsinki, the pictures of Lofoten, all on snapi.org :) The pictures in this gallery were shot with a Canon EOS 40D, Canon 5D Mark II, associated with Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM or Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5L II.

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