Vormsi is situated in Lääne county and makes up an independent commune.Vormsi island is between Noarootsi Peninsula and the Island Hiiumaa.Ferry trip from Rohuküla to Sviby harbour takes about 45 minutes.
Vormsi is covered with a lot of forests,wooded meadows,juniper copses and big boulders.Vormsi had a dense Swedish population.30 small islets together with the long gravely Rumpo Peninsul form a nature reserve.In the nice Rumpo village are the best swimming and tenting places.
On the western coast are the Saxby lighthouse and limestone bank.In Hullo village is the Swedish Vormsi Church (1632) and an old cemetery with stone circular crosses.
The area of the island is 93 km2 and the population is 331.
As the legends go Vormsi once consisted of three larger islands, between which the connection was held by boats. Today's Vormsi is made up of one big island and a gathering of smaller islands. The landscape is amazingly diverse on the young - three thousand years of age - Vormsi: bogs coastal medows and medows covered with scattered trees. Due to the cropping up of the land a number of smaller lakes have formed in previous sounds. Eastern part of the island is rather low and swampy, on the higher plains of the western part of the island forests grow - mainly fir and pine groves.
One hundred kilometres of the island's coastline is well indented. Vormsi is separated from Hiiumaa by 11 km wide Hari Sound and from the mainland by 3km wide Voosi Sound. Very characteristic to Vormsi's bedrock, Huitberg's coral reef, is located in the dense fir-forest in the centre of the island.
Estonia, the most northerly of the Baltic states, regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is a mainly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, with many lakes and islands. Much of the land is farmed or forested.
The Estonian language is closely related to Finnish, but bears no resemblance to the languages of the other Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania, or to Russian. About one quarter of the population is of Russian-speaking origin.
The capital, Tallinn, is one of the best-preserved mediaeval cities in Europe, and tourism accounts for 15% of Estonian GDP. The main sectors of the economy are engineering, food products, metals, chemicals and wood products.
Throughout history, many other nations who ruled the region – Danes, Germans, Swedes, Poles and Russians – have influenced Estonian cuisine. Among the traditional dishes are marinated eel, blood sausage and sauerkraut stew with pork.
Famous Estonians include the writer Jaan Kross whose work has been translated into 20 languages, the author of the national epic (Kalevipoeg) Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, and the writer, film-maker, diplomat and politician Lennart Meri.
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speedymanu (3585) 2008-02-26 12:09
this photograph is an ode to simplicity and serenity. Harmonious composition and great color management.
Thanks for sharing
meltemi (0) 2008-02-26 12:18
fantastic light and clarity and simply superb perspective. Great composition as well with the little house nicely placed in the frame and providing a good counter-balance to the sea. Excellent work and note as well.
dip (23628) 2008-02-26 12:21
wonderful image with great clarity and sharpness!
Very good POV and beautiful colors too,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-02-26 12:26
George good evening,
After Greece and its strong light and images, a stay in Estonia is well resting. The landscape, less spectacular nevertheless very beautiful and is very nicely coloured. Framing and good realization excel.
TopGeo (38202) 2008-02-26 12:28
Hi George! Excellent choice! Calm prevails in your picture! and amazing colours, good frame, improbable view and beautiful day where you composed a picture perfect. I praise you!
wautersw (3647) 2008-02-26 12:34
what a great place to spend your life ;-). Great composition with excellent light and colours. Great framing and sharpness. TFS
hatti52 (12786) 2008-02-26 13:05
wonderful image with great colours and lighting
simplicity and excellent
anesugur (18789) 2008-02-26 13:11
Very beautiful picture.
Good composition with superb colors and sharpness.
Very well seen and done. Uğur
UnTrained (0) 2008-02-26 13:48
reminds me very much to some places I saw in Sweden by the landscape, lake and house. A beautiful summer impression with good strong colours and warm light.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-02-26 13:59
A nice, calm place and plain nature with great colors and sharpness.
mariandrea (973) 2008-02-26 14:07
Hi George, a little house in the prairie... very nice, one can feel relax just to watch it... Good natural colours, great definition, and good compo. Well done, chau chau,
leo61 (0) 2008-02-26 21:05
A well composed image with this little part of the street in the foreground and the placement of this house.Wonderful bright colors.
hay_kes (30436) 2008-02-26 23:02
Wonderful picture.Excellent colours, light and perspective.TFS.
Have a nice Day,
ktanska (24758) 2008-02-27 0:05
Interesting, both name of the village and the swedish flag indicate Swedish population. Nice to know. Typical cottage well placed on a frame on superb coastal landscape and perfect summer weather.
pablominto (53744) 2008-02-27 0:08
Pleasant simplicity in the composition!
This peaceful corner of the world is well depicted, and the summer mood comes through very well...
Lovely colours and a beautiful summer sky!
ifanik (21679) 2008-02-27 0:23
Very beautiful and simple photo with very beautiful colours
Very well done my friend
danos (86739) 2008-02-27 0:37
really the placement of the wooden house is the best.A calmness and idyllic environment with the view of the lake splendid for vacations and relax.I like the vivid colours and the light as the sharpness and clarity of this picturesque place.A place that everyone would want to spent same days.Informative your note too.
ahaberal (6469) 2008-02-27 1:11
excellent light management and colours
snunney (83801) 2008-02-27 1:14
A pleasing summery feeling to this splendid composition. Well chosen point of view with superb colours and clarity.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-02-27 2:11
That scenery is really nice. The house on the side allows for a nice and full view of the area. Coupled with the beautiful colors it creates a great feeling. That pole is a little distracting but I gues you like it
jjcordier (76364) 2008-02-27 2:53
Je crois que beaucoup d'entre nous aimeraient habiter dans cette charmante maison au milieu de cet environnement calme et serein. belle image!
chrkont (4005) 2008-02-27 3:23
Very calm scene you present us here. Soft colours and nice details. I like the rocks at right and the few scattered clouds. Enough complete note as always. TFS
John_F_Kennedy (42426) 2008-02-27 3:33
What a wonderful palce to relax. The quality and sharpness of the picutre is great. Well done
ChrisJ (97974) 2008-02-27 3:36
Marvellous colour, with good saturation & superb sharpness & framing. I like the warm cold color contrast between the maroon roof & blue sky. Tfs!
carper (96) 2008-02-27 3:52
very nice shot George,
good calm shot, good composition and a fine balance in it, very good photojob here, Well done.
jurek1951 (42156) 2008-02-27 5:25
Excelent contrast, lovely blue sky and great light. Very nice composition and great subject.
izmirli (3987) 2008-02-27 7:33
merhaba dear george
wonderful lovely picture and composition.excellent light and colours.wonderful blue sky and depth.well done my friend.
berek (38520) 2008-02-27 7:36
its a dream cute house my friend. lovely blue near the lake. have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (122269) 2008-02-27 11:37
Hi George, fascinating peaceful view with lovely house, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
asajernigan (21152) 2008-02-27 11:48
This is a great shot of a beautiful location. Your composition is fine placing the house to one side and showing the lake to the other. The angle chosen is perfect giving the shot nice depth and direction. The lighting and colors are fine as is the sharpness and DOF.
danyy (0) 2008-02-27 15:02
un endroit aussi calme que coloré, une capture de la scène très naturelle et qui la rend séduisante justement par ses jeux de couleurs vives.
C'est le plein été bien ensoleillé.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-02-28 2:11
A simple but very nice image here full of summer impressions, highlights on the house structures are superb and so are its placement and angle, I like it.
Have a nice day JY
evanrizo (456) 2008-02-28 3:06
Such a beautiful place George, it would wonderful to live there.
The image is very very amazing with superb technical sides.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-03-06 4:24
Hello George! Amazing place. Wonderful colors. Very good capture. Good POV. Original composition. Perfect shot. Well done!
vmukherjee (612) 2008-11-15 7:03
Beautiful shot. The colours and composition look good.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vormsi Island [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 11:51
- Favorites: 1 [view]