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Finnish cottage life (photos)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Vivalo, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    In the summer time here in Finland people tend to go to their summer cottages to escape the rush of the modern lifestyle. Our summer cottage is located on the west coast of Finland (Gulf of Bothnia). I haven't visited the cottage since 2004 because of, well, the rush of the modern lifestyle and our brief two-year-stay in finnish Lapland. Now that we have moved to southern Finland I found the time to get there again. I have so much childhood memories on that island that no photo can express the feelings I felt during the first stay for such a long time. Anyway, here are some of the many photos that I took there this summer.

    Gear: E-P1, 14-42 kit zoom, Panny 20 1.7, OM50 1.4. Camera jpegs processed in PSE9.

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    Regards
    Ville
     
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  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    I spent a year in Helsinki ('83-'84) - really came to enjoy the Finnish way of life.

    Your pics bring back some evocative memories. Well done !
     
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice photos...nice place too.
    Looks like a great place to go spend a weekend with friends.
     
  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Fantastically stunning conglomerate of pictures here Vivalo. I really enjoy the one with the bed and chest on fire. A great one of inferring the question, why?
     
  5. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Thanks for your positive feedback. The reason why we made the bonfire was to get rid of all the old wooden junk there was, and of course to get a bonfire that evening. There is some very primitive beauty in an open fire and you can stare it for hours and catch up your body and mind from the everyday rush. It's like an ancient television and only television because there is no electricity (nor tap water) in our cottage.
     
  6. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    very nice; thanks for sharing.
     
  7. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Great pics and truly very evocative

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
     
  8. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Here are some more images from this summer. All taken with native lenses and E-M5. PP in LR from RAWs.

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  9. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    What a great set of images.

    I think the concept of a summer house somewhere in a remote location is very close to Russian dacha — our family used to have one when I was young. It even looked very similar to yours... but we had electricity and even running water there!
     
  10. mlphotic

    mlphotic Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 24, 2013
    Finland, Kangasala
    Tosi hyvä setti suomalaisesta kesänvietosta ja maisemasta. Very nice pictures from the finnish summer and northern light.
     
  11. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Thanks for your kind comments. Kiitos ja tervehdys maanmiehelle! :th_salute:
     
  12. DanSullivan

    DanSullivan Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Colorado
    Dan Sullivan
    Wonderful series that brings me into the experience. The one of your daughter on the rock is fantastic.
     
  13. Haans

    Haans Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2012
    Fabulous photo!

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  14. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    Reminds me of when I was young....many, many years ago.
    Thanks.
     
  15. jhawk1000

    jhawk1000 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 30, 2013
    Kansas
    I have visited Finland several times. I had an exchange student who spent a year with me. He was from Espoo. I was taken all over Finland by his family on the times I visited. We went along the coast, into the interior with the lakes and the modern art museum underground, then into the far North into Suomi home area or as we call it Lappland. Took a Silja Lines cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm and back. It was during summer on the times we visited and I don't know how well I would take the winters. On one trip years ago, had some Leningrad Cowboy beer along with other beers. I loved the lakes, the student games in the Olympic Stadium, and the magnificent art museum in Helsinki. The family still lives in Espoo and I wish I could go back again.
     
  16. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Both sets are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
     
  17. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your experiences from Finland. I'm sorry jhawk, but I think the Leningrad Cowboys beer is not available anymore in the stores! :(

    Here are some more images from this summer:

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  18. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    With these extra photos you're really spoiling us.

    Training to resist the Red menace?
     
  19. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Finland
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  20. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Looks like a great summer, beautiful set! :2thumbs: