In this album I offer you a few shots taken at some
distance from Turku, almost on the road to Helsinki.
This archipelago is a host of small
islands, located in the Finnish bay at close proximity to each other,
some connected by bridges and others by ferries.
A characteristic of this rather narrow
bridge is the absence of a walkway. The road ends with a railing on both
sides. And cars go fast there... Apparently, it is assumed that nobody
goes on foot here. So we were practically risking our lives shooting
from there :)
Last time I was in Finland I got an
impression that there is a whole lot of "wild" forest there. This time
my impression was proved wrong, at least as far as the area around the
big cities is concerned...
Since the road from Turku to Helsinki is rather long, we
decided to stop to have a sandwich in the wild. In other words, to drive
somewhere into the woods or to the bay shore, so that there wouldn't be
any highways and houses in sight. This seemed very easy, since the
forest was at each side of the road. However, it turned out that all the
paths leading into the woods or to the bay, after 20-100 meters ended
with someone's house, separated from the road with just a line of trees
(which looked like a dense forest).
This picture shows a part of the previous shot (middle left), but
with the maximum zoom. People on the platform are admiring the sunset.
It's pretty dark already, so from such distance the shot got blurred -
my hand shook a little.
"We built the birdhouses now we're
waiting for the birds". Just kidding :)
Such a shabby-looking house
(or a barn) - appears to be atypical for Finland, at least near the
The sun is setting over the birdhouses.
A ferry is leaving for the closest
Only by the ferry landing we
managed to drive right up to the water.
There was some sort of a snack
bar and two luxurious wooden toilets "a la Russe", but with weird
plastic parts. Too bad the shot didn't come out.