Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Finnish roundabout

Scampering further around Scandinavia we come to the Finnish city centre roundabout sign. Having seen the Swedish version (see below) where the sign is huge and the arrows cramped now its the converse. Small sign and huge arrows. Does this suggest the Finns and Swedes are different at some fundamental level - they would probably say so but we mustn't forget that plenty of Finns are of Swedish extract. These arrows really don't have enough room to breathe - is this a Helsinki thing? Because you would have thought with only 5 million Finns and all that wild country they might have felt freer!