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Tracing Finland's eastern border. (The Russian Bear  has always been chasing after The Finnish Maiden - Suomi Neito - as Finns call their country by the shape of it.)

(The Russian Bear has always been chasing after The Finnish Maiden - Suomi Neito - as Finns call their country by the shape of it.

1933-35 Alvar Aalto - Vyborg Library  / Russia / Viipuri Finland / concrete glass wood / white / cultural

1933-35 Alvar Aalto - Vyborg Library / Russia / Viipuri Finland / concrete glass wood / white / cultural

Viipuri Library, Vyborg (Competition 1927, Construction 1930-35) | Alvar Aalto | Archweb 2D

Viipuri Library, Vyborg (Competition 1927, Construction 1930-35) | Alvar Aalto | Archweb 2D

AD Classics: Viipuri Library,© Denis Esakov

Gallery of AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto - 39

AD Classics: Viipuri Library,© Denis Esakov

Letuchaya Mysh Hotel in Vyborg, Russia. For more information, photos, reviews and best prices please follow the link. #Russia #Vyborg #travel #vacation #hotel

Letuchaya Mysh Hotel in Vyborg, Russia. For more information, photos, reviews and best prices please follow the link. #Russia #Vyborg #travel #vacation #hotel

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

A photographic tour of Alvar Aalto's restored Viipuri Library

For almost twenty years, The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library worked to restore Alvar Aalto's rarely seen Viipuri library. Located in Vyborg, Russia, which was under Finnish rule when the library was originally conceived (hence its occasional moniker of the Vyborg Library)...

Viipuri

Viipuri