23 Mar 2009

My World Tuesday - West side story

Have you ever wanted to become a tourist guide? Here is your chance. Join the world and show them yours.



My world today is about buildings west side of Helsinki where small rivers flow, lakes spot the terrain and rolling hills break up farmers fields and forests and people live a less hectic life.


Here is Sjundby mansion situated by a river just were the rapids fall into a small lake. Still today owned by the private family Adlercreutz, who has been in possession of this mansion for over three hundred years but it was under russian seige during the second world war. In one of the buildings there are still russian texts on the outside wall giving instructions to the soldiers.


The river provides some of their electricity via this building housing an electric turbain.


Here is that same building viewed from the lake side


Moving onto the Svidja manor, which no longer functions as a private home but is the headquarters of Scandinavia's largest agricultural institute


Here is a closer view of it. It is built like many churches in a cross formation.


Close to Svidja is this old grey stone church with its yellow bell tower. This is the church of Siuntio.


Alongside another road near the village Lapinkyla I found this little wooden church with the typical cross form shape.


This large birch tree stands guard to an allotment garden village with rows and rows of pretty little cottages and their just as pretty little gardens and as you can see my world is still a wintery one.

19 comments:

leejatta said...

On oikein upea posti, tämänmoisia niiden pitäisikin olla, kiitokset Sinulle!

Thank you for your interesting post.
We have been in Mustio, what has same kind of history as this house in your post.
Do you know Mustio, it is located near Lohja, very nice place for family meetings.
Mukavaa tiistai päivää sinulle!
Kurssi oli mukava, menen toistekin !!

Me and my puppies said...

I'll be sure to put this on my many places to visit.

Today's Blah... said...

What a beautiful world you have. Nice photos again. :)

Vicky said...

one thing I really miss is playing in the snow (about 30 years ago in England). Finland is such a beautiful country.I wish I could visit her one day. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

ewok1993 said...

Fantastic photos. See you next week.

SandyCarlson said...

Those buildings are masterpieces!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have many gorgeous buildings in Finland.

Is where you live close to the Russian border? Or did the Russians actually invade Finland during the Second World War?

Carrizo said...

Oh dear how good photos.

I liked that "mansion circuit".

The church of Lapinkylä is unknown for me although I have photographed more than 340 churches in Finland. It is nice looking red wooden church with background of blue clear sky and white snow around it.

Regards.

Reader Wil said...

Finland is one of the Scandinavian countries where I have never been. I should like to go there some time. Your photos are great! Thank you! Thanks for your visit!

Arija said...

Your winter wonderland world is so beautiful. Lovely old mansions speaking of less stressfull lifestyles.. except for the Russian invasion of course. Allof us around the Baltic have suffred from that a few times.
Now, the world you present is beaitifully serene.

Babooshka said...

These are hidden gems set in a winter wonderland. Blogging invites us to so many places we just don't see ever.

hpy said...

Hassua, olen asunut Helsingissa parikymmenta vuotta, ja minulla on ollut serkkuja kaupungin lansipuolella, mutten tunnist akuvistasi kuin ehka Siuntion kirkon, jos edes sita. Kauniita kuvia taas kerran.

fishing guy said...

Taralino: What beautiful captures of the area of your world. That last shot through the tree is really neat. I also liked the electric plant.

Esther Garvi said...

The church of Siuntio was my favourite!! Very unique according to my world grid! Enjoyed the rest of your post too.
Warm greetings from Africa!
Esther

Clara said...

It may still be wintery, but it sure is beautiful. And if there were leaves on all those trees, we couldn't see the beauty of the buildings. Thanks for the tour!

Inkivääri said...

Hieno postaus hienoista rakennuksista!

Glennis said...

Wonderful old buildings, specially the Churches.

-maiju- said...

Löysin tänne ja aloin tutkia kuvia. Tunnistin tuon punaisen puukirkon, oltiin siellä kaverien häissä parisen vuotta sitten. Hauskaa, kun löytää "tuttuja" paikkoja ventovieraiden kuvista.

Marja-Leena said...

Hienoja ja hyviä kuvia!