D U C K
H E A V E N
Or, How a Duck
Learned to Goose-Step...
Many people today don't remember, but Finland was a royal Grand Ducky of the Russian Empire during the 19th century, and
so Finns learned high stepping like the Czar's honor guard geese that guarded the royal palace in St. Petersburg.
Olavinlinna Castle, Finland's finest, changed gloves (and ownership) repeatedly in the 18th century.
17th century fortresses around Landskrona are said to contain the best preserved relics in all Scandinavia, and sometimes visitors are mistaken for exhibit specimens, if they happen to be particularly elderly.