The history of the organ in Finland dates back some half a millennium. The land and its people remained poor for a long time due to a succession of wars and drafting of men to military service, and there was little scope for a flourishing of organ building until the latter half of the 19th century and the turn of the 20th. Stylistically, Finnish organ history is connected to the Baltic building tradition, which arrived by two routes: through Sweden, of which Finland was part for centuries, and through the Baltic states. Despite Finland's peripheral location, we have always had lively connections with the rest of the world, and styles and fashions have been quick to arrive. There is little documentation, however, because much has been lost to fire and the ravages of war.
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By Ruth Styles. A Swedish department store has sparked a fresh body image debate after pictures of its 'normal sized' mannequins appeared on social networking sites. The fashion industry has come under pressure in recent years, thanks to its use of very skinny shop dummies that don't necessarily reflect the average woman. Most mannequins are around 5ft 10" tall and a size By contrast, the average British woman is a size 16 and just 5ft 4" tall.
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