The function of a landscape is continuity. This includes continuity in space but also in time. Continuity in space refers to defragmented areas such as unspoiled agricultural or natural landscapes. It may also refer to the feeling of continuity in a place that can bring about positive feelings of belonging or smallness.
Continuity in time refers to culturohistorical continuity. It is culturally vital to have some culturohistorically significant landscapes saved. These are for example old agricultural areas or landscapes that have cultural, national and historical value such as Koli in Northern Karelia that was often illustrated in the Finnish arts in the late 19th century or Punkaharju in Southern Savonia that was first conserved already in the beginning of the 19th century.
- Updated (14.01.2015)