30 Mar 2009

My World Tuesday - Back to base

Previously I have taken you east and I have taken you west from where I live. I have now returned back to base and here are a few of those buildings that are situated very nearby indeed. Some old others new. Different styles.


This old millhouse is situated by the rapids close to the Espoo manor, which was featured a few weeks back. I beleive it served as a way of getting electricity but is now empty inside. The water still runs through it.


Here is an old school building close by. It still functions as a school for first graders.


This is a modern detached house close to one of my favourite walks on some granite hills dropping down to the sea on one side. The style is rather a combination between modern and traditional. The roof design is a very traditional type of roof. Not only does it allow for more ceiling space on the second floor but the snow falls of the roof a lot easier than if it was plain V-shaped.


Here is a cluster of detached modern houses along the seaside walk. Detached, as I said, they are but the gardens aren't huge, as you can gather. I call them the mushroom houses, because to me they resemble mushrooms growing in the woods.


This old building I like very much. Unfortunately the family owning it probably had a shortage of money at one stage and so they sold a big chunk of land around the property, which was quickly built up with new modern and very expensive houses. That spoilt the overall view of this beautiful old house by the sea quite significantly. I left the new houses out of the picture on purpose.


Finally here is a row of newish terraced houses along a narrow street passing the Laurinlahti bay on the other side of the mushroom houses above.

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21 comments:

Today's Blah... said...

They are all so beautifully built houses, so sturdy with the bricks. I love that yellow one with some snow on the roof. :)

ewok1993 said...

I felt like I toured your world with the showing of those structures. I like the school house a lot.

Ida said...

Du bor på ett koselig sted.
Den gamle skolen var veldig fin.
En flott bygning det.
Takk for en trivelsig vandring med deg i nabolaget ditt. :)

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous houses, love the roofs on the houses in the third shot! What a lovely tour of "your world"! Beautiful photos, lovely homes and buildings! Thank you for sharing!

Babooshka said...

These are wonderful houses tucked away in the snow and the trees and then the last one surprised me. Could be here.

ViennaDaily said...

Such big and beautiful houses! I am surrounded by tall buildings :D

Guy D said...

I'm loving the architecture in your area, great photos.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Titania said...

It was very interesting to see all the different house styles, comparing them with ours. Some of the houses are very close together. It happens here too in the suburbs, as the building plots get mor expensive. It is a pity when grand houses like the one you show loose the land surrounding it. They loose their frame which makes them look ostentatious. It happens here too but with newly build mansions. Tey are build on handkerchief size blocks and it looks ridicules.
I like your post and the pictures and if I write to much tell me!
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SandyCarlson said...

Now, these are really wonderful shots. Thanks.

Marites said...

interesting place with different house designs:) I like the school house building.

George said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures of your base. I also like the old building (next to last picture) and can understand why you left out the modern homes nearby.

Arija said...

I must be a traditionalist. I would have liked to live in the house with the turret with the land intact or the shoolhouse which reminds me of a summer villa, but crowded fields of mushroom houses are not for me. That I suppose is why we live in our own vally of 500 acres where no one lookd over our shoulder.

Carrizo said...

Hi.

How lovely photos You took again. Most of all I liked that one: "detached house with Mansard roof".

Regards

chrome3d said...

Kauklahden koulu on noista kyllä ehdottomasti sympaattisin.

hpy said...

Houses are growing like mushrooms everywhere, but nobody seems to be interested in gardening anymore. I think it's a pity to put Mac'Adam's invention everywhere, especially as a little more green would be much more beautiful.

Michele said...

Well that was fun. I really did enjoy the tour around your neighbourhood. You do have many different buildings and architectural styles going on and I think that's wonderful, very important.

Beautiful photos!

Mojo said...

Som every beautiful homes! And I didn't know that about the "barn style" roof. I would have thought an ordinary gabled roof with a steep pitch would shed snow most effectively. Guess that's why I'm not an architect, huh?

Lovely photos as always.

Judy said...

I like the first building, with the red bricks accenting the windows of the lower floor! I have never seen that bit of fancy before!
And I was going to ask about the roofs, so thank you for explaining. I have only seen the mansard roof on barns, here.

Wolynski said...

Everything looks so snug in your part of the world. Lovely photos.

Lanny said...

What a wonderful collection of architecture.

Jenn said...

I love looking at houses and different architectural styles. Thanks for the tour. You've got some very interesting architecture.