This weekend I took my bicycle and cycled 25 km around lake Tuusula. The route is famous for its ‘Rantatie’ where many Finnish artists lived in the 19th century and influenced Finnish culture. On the picture below you can see the Lotta Museum which is dedicated to Lotta Svart – a voluntary paramilitary organization for women formed in 1918.Museums of Finnish Culture in Tuusula – Rantatie

Halosenniemi – Art museum dedicated to Pekka Halonen (1865 – 1933) – a painter of Finnish landscapes and people. Big window of Pekka Halonen’s house which is surrounded by beautiful landscape next to the Tuusula laketuusula.

Museums of Finnish Culture in Tuusula – Rantatie

Erkkola Museum – Erkkola was a poet and leading cultural figure around 1900.

Museums of Finnish Culture in Tuusula – Rantatie

Tuusula Church from 1734

Museums of Finnish Culture in Tuusula – Rantatie

Grave of Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) who wrote the first significant novel in Finnish – Seven Brothers

Museums of Finnish Culture in Tuusula – Rantatie