The Sea and coast are important for Finns. For many of us, the sea stirs an aching feeling similar to that raised by the forest and sauna. Many of us have a personal bond with the Baltic Sea, and it carries a lot of memories and stories.
Our Sea – The Baltic Sea in Many Lights tells the reader about the Baltic Sea and the Finnish Archipelago through those stories and breathtaking photographs. The high-quality pictures present life from the Gulf of Finland through the Finnish Archipelago to the Gulf of Bothnia. They prove that one ocean can be many different worlds.
The images are supported by the stories of Finns active in culture, business, and society, stars in sports and entertainment, and ordinary people who live their daily lives at sea or on the coast. They will show the reader how many ways our lives are intertwined with the sea that washes our shores, the Baltic Sea, one of the most intriguing bodies of water in the world. Many people make a living from the sea, but for even more people it is an irreplaceable source of recreation and inspiration.
This book is also a manifesto on behalf of the Baltic Sea. If the Baltic Sea is spoiled, a major part of the Finnish identity will also be ruined. The authors and the people who tell their stories in this book add their new, very personal viewpoints to the discussion on the Baltic Sea.
This book is part of a growing movement to accelerate the absolutely essential work being done to conserve the Baltic Sea.