2 Jul 2016

LIBER 2016

I had the chance to travel to Finland recently, to deliver a talk at the 2016 LIBER conference in Helsinki.

Helsinki Cathedral

We took a side trip to Tuusula Lake to visit the homes of composer Jean Sibelius and artist Pekka Halonen. This kantele, the Finnish national instrument, was in Halonen’s wooden house:

Kantele at Halosenniemi, home of Pekka Halonen

And of course no trip to Finland would be complete without salt licorice, in this case as part of a promotion the Magnum ice cream bar company was running to create a desert with custom toppings:

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