Posts Tagged ‘scenery


175/2011 through a green tunnel

175/2011 through a green tunnel, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Along the bus route between Eastbourne and Brighton. The best place to sit is on the front seat, upstairs on a double-decker bus. Going up and down the narrow, twisty roads almost gives the same feeling in your stomach as a rollercoaster. In tunnels like this, the branches scrape the roof and side windows of the bus, making quite a noise. The double-deckers also sway from side to side quite a bit, so taking unshaken photos is practically impossible!

It was actually here that our daughter, as a tiny tot, learned the meaning of the word ‘tunnel’.


098/2011 a museum with a view

098/2011 a museum with a view, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This old printing house, converted into a modern exhibition centre in Espoo, has huge windows in one end that open a view to the surrounding woods. Trees inside as well, in the form of modern sculptures.


#218 day tripping

218/365 day tripping, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Finally got to see the famous, renovated, medieval St. Olaf’s Church, and especially the much talked about modern paintings inside it. It was a fascinating visit.

This beautiful lakeside view opened from the arch doorways of the church. Its tranquility made me realize how much I miss the lake surroundings of eastern Finland, where I spent all my childhood, and a lot of teenage, summers, with my grandparents. This summer I haven’t had the chance to go there at all – sadly. Taking in this breathtaking view today stirred some very strong feelings inside me. The Finnish lake district landscape really is imprinted deep in my soul.

I made a set of some of the picture I took in and around the church today.


#217 enjoying the riverside

217/365 enjoying the riverside

217/365 enjoying the riverside, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

I am making the most of my last few precious summer holiday days. Today it was lunch with a good friend at one of the riverside terraces. As the weather was gorgeous again, I cycled there a bit earlier, and took a short walk along the river with my camera.

I love this view! After a few year’s absence, the flaming red canna irises have been planted there again. I am so happy they are there again, as for me, they really create the summer feeling on the river banks.


#184 summer signs

183/365 summer signs, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

On my lookout for signs and vistas for the daily shoot, I came across quite a few of these temporary signs by the roadside.

Find a sign in front of a vista that tells a story. (Don’t walk on the grass.) Make a photograph and post it.

Summer Saturdays are always a favourite time for weddings here. A lot of couples put these signs out to guide there wedding guests to the venue.

In these days of satnavs, and mobile technology, they are maybe not quite as essential as they used to be in the old days. I think they serve another purpose, too. It’s as though the newly-weds want to declare their love and happiness to the whole world. Lovely, isn’t it? Seeing one of these always brings a smile to my face.


#171 country comfort

171/365 country comfort, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This photo was taken along the sideroad I used to travel on the bus to my parents’ home when I first started my university studies, and didn’t have my own car yet. Even though I didn’t spend my childhood and youth in a farm, I was a country village girl alright. It is actually a historic road, but very quiet now, since most of the traffic has been shifted to a bigger and straighter new road. This picture is from Tarvasjoki.

Driving along the old twists and turns today filled me with a familiar, warm feeling. “And it’s good old country comfort in my bones…” as Elton John sang back in the 70s. There was a Finnish version of the song, too, and I even found it on YouTube! I used to hear it a lot when I was young. The Finnish translation of the original lyrics describe my feelings very well: “I look at the countryside scenery, and I understand how happy must be anyone who can always live here. I will never forget the countryside scenery.”  Well, rather idealistic, of course, but I it is true that the colours, the paint on the farmhouses, the flowers and weeds by the roadside and the never-ending green summer fields will all stay imprinted deep in my heart and soul forever.

Other memorable sceneries have entered my heart since but this is by far the dearest to me. I got a bit carried away with my reminiscences today, and shot a whole set of pictures – all rather similar, but couldn’t decide which to throw.


#141 riverside by night

141/365 riverside by night, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

After taking our Indian guest on a steam boat trip to one of nearby islands, the sun had already set when we came back at 11 pm. It was a gorgeously calm and warm evening with the lights reflected on the water.


June 2020

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