Now that travel is restricted to nearby areas, many people are looking for places to visit locally. A few years back, Marion and I visited the Lake Tuusula region. The area is famous for its’ beautiful lake and rich cultural and historical heritage.
One of the attractions we visited was Ainola. Ainola was the home of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. It was named after Sibelius’ wife, Aino.
The composer and his family lived in the house from 1904. The Lake Tuusula area was very popular among artist at the time, so the family had many friends nearby.
The quintessential Finnish sauna.
Jean and Aino Sibelius are both buried on the grounds. The surface of the grave resembles Lake Tuusula when it gets wet.
Aino had a huge vegetable garden with fruits, vegetables and berries. Wouldn’t you like to taste some of these red-currants?
What kinds of travel plans (if any) do you have for the summer?