It’s the Finnish Independence Day and my plan for the 365 was to shoot the flag of Finland, seeing it that it will be hanging from every flagpole today. But what I didn’t see coming was the dismal weather and the fact that I didn’t actually get close enough to any flagpoles today.
Then I was going to meet with my friend in the afternoon to get a cup of coffee somewhere and catch up with life. Which lead to another problem – everything is closed today. So we drove around for a while in a hopeless search for any place that would serve coffee and the only thing we found was this Subway/Kotipizza place. I got a cup of coffee and my friend got a pizza and we were just about the only people there.
In the evening I ended up doing the traditional thing, i.e. watch the Independence Day celebrations on TV. I should mention that the Finnish Independence celebration is nothing like the American one. In fact, I doubt that the Americans would even consider that we “celebrate” at all. It’s all very serious!