Recently I was in Åland. It's hard to "be" in Åland, because the autonomus region consists of more thatn 6000 islands. Well, I was in Mariehamn the capital. Åland belongs to Finland, but they speak Swedish.
The islands have been Russians as well, but now the 30 000 inahbitants enjoy an autonomus status. Åland is a demilitarised area and very peacful place in the Baltic Sea. I was in Åland for business, but had some time to walk around and take some pictures!
Here you can see the beautiful new Culture Centre and the marina. I spotted a birch bench outside an offical building and just loved it!