2 Mar 2009

My World Tuesday - Along the river Mankki

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The Espoo manor house (a nice house but not very grand as manors go)

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The old stables of the manor. No horses there today.

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This too is among the buildings belonging to the manor. Not sure what it has been used for.

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A very narrow bit under one of the bridges

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Further up stream the frozen river passes the old stone church of Espoo

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On the other side there is an area of modern red brick buildings (a school)

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Another view of the stone church

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Separate bell towers is a common feature with these kind of traditional churches

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Traditional style red house with white corners near the bank of the river

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Here we have that tiny cottage in front from another side

For the last two posts I have remained fairly close to home within the boundries of my home town Espoo (just west of the capital Helsinki). Next time I will move on a bit further to the west and the surroundings of another river there.

18 comments:

Today's Blah... said...

The passage under the bridge is one favorite and the bridge photo too...But I love all of them though. Great captures.

VALKYRIEN said...

Må jo være et vakkert område å gå tur på! Ypperlig for folk med hund! Fine bygninger, men ikke altfor tett mellom dem - og sånn! Det siste bildet var jo søtt - en liten dukkestue? Bringer tankene tilbake til tiden hos min kusin som hadde dukkestue.....:)

Guy D said...

I love alot of the architecture in your photos, you captured them perfectly.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

You live im a most beautiful picture postcard world. Each one eqaully as wondeerful as the next.

Lawstude said...

these are really beautiful. thank you for sharing these.

My contribution this week is the beautiful island-paradise of Camiguin posted here

Wren said...

A nice walk around your town - thank you!

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful and dramatic place!

George said...

These are beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking us along on your walk along the river.

Catherine said...

love that tiny cottage in the snow at the end!!

Carrizo said...

Hi.

All the photos are very good and they show this part of Espoo very realistic. My favorite photo is "A very narrow bit under one of the bridges". There is something in that photo.

Also I love photo from old stable. Well, I saw the church of Espoo stone church (very good photos) and I have to present this church also. It is very nice, historic church.

When seeing winter as You show it, winter is beautiful, as it is.

Regards.

Carletta said...

What wonderful images of some magnificent architecture!
I love the one of the underside of the bridge.

My newest post is on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures.

Arija said...

A very, very beautiful post! A splendid old manor house, stables and outbuildings and surroundings.
I would love to live in such a place. The bridge is beautiful too.
I am not so enamored of the modern buildings which which although functional, do not sit well with traditional architecture.

Esther Garvi said...

Hejsan!
Beautiful manor. What it doesn't have in size, it adds up with charm!
Scandinavian greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the wonderful trip in your surroundings! I always like to see your beautiful photos!

WillThink4Wine said...

Wow, what a lovely town. I love the arched bridge over the river and the stone church. Very picturesque. However, I can do without the snow! Brrrr.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. The last photo was taken from a book that I bought in Greece. Yes animals are treated badly in many countries.When I was in Egypt last year November,I saw how small horses had to pull carts with 5 heavy adults . The driver beat the little animal to let him run faster. I shouted at him. He just laughed but didn't do it again for as long as we were in his cart.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great buildings. These are great winter shots. I'll be that though the manor doesn't look like much on the outside, it's probably fabulous on the inside. Love those windows!

-maiju- said...

Lisää tuttuja kohteita. Espoon kirkko, kirkon lähistö, Lagstadin vanha koulu jne.