Helsinki Wild Rose

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Wild rose, Rosa acicularis.

Photographed at the gardens at the Tarvaspää Café at the Gallen-Kallela Museum
near Tarvon Salmi in Helsinki, Finland.

Image: GrrlScientist, 2 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

This is one of a large group of wild rose flowers that were blooming outside the front door of the cafe. The scent they produced was unbelievably strong and sweet and -- dare I say it? -- otherworldly.

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