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.
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.
Erkkola Museum – Erkkola was a poet and leading cultural figure around 1900.
Tuusula Church from 1734
Grave of Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) who wrote the first significant novel in Finnish – Seven Brothers