Photoblog of a Finnish freelance photographer from Kouvola. Valokuvaaja Kouvolasta.
Mining the archives: Säkkijärvi 2012 -meeting.
Säkkijärvi was a Finnish municipality of South-East Karelia before winter war and peace treaty that made the area part of Soviet Union. Every year some of the people who were forced to leaves Säkkijärvi meet at Elimäki to meet each other.
©Lukas Pearsall / Sanoma lehtimedia
Over here the Säkkijärven polkka is part of every self-respecting accordion players repertoire. Most of Finns know the song.
This guy likes to stand in the lake and play it:
This one is eight years old: http://youtu.be/lrVo9Z7HnJs