Between 1816 and 1920, the now eastern Belgian villages Kelmis and Moresnet were a sovereign state. This was possible because of the zinc and lead mines in the area. When the mines ran out of minerals around 1885, the two villages sought connections to Belgium.
Visiting the city of Oulu with icelandic sheepdogs. Well I actually live in this city but I don’t hang out in downtown that often. We took pictures with some well-known sculptures in Oulu. The first one is called “Tiernapojat” also known as Epiphany singers. The second one is called “Toripoliisi” also known as The Bobby at the Market Place. Dogs’ names are from left to right: Kelmi (means villain in finnish), Myssla, Lina and Noa.