Helsinki covers numerous islands, peninsula and bays. The city center is on the southern part of Finland, and the rest extends to the small islands across the sea. Some of these are the island of Suomenlinna, an inhabited sea fortress; The military island of Santahamina; The island of Korkeasaari is Finland's biggest Zoo, can be reached via a bridge from the mainland; As well as the islands of Seurasaari and Lauttasaari.
Seurasaari Island, situated only a quarter of an hour's drive from the centre of Helsinki, is a museum area and popular outdoor recreation. The Island provides nice setting for outdoor recreation, sun worshippers and walkers. Having crossed the white wooden bridge a visitor can't help running into the happy little squirrels of the island.
The island has been a favourite recreational destination for Helsinki residents since the 1880s, when townspeople arrived by boat to enjoy picnics with their families. In addition to the museum and swimming beach, the island houses a restaurant that was renovated in 2007.
The white wooden bridge
The white wooden bridge leading to Seurasaari was originally built in 1891-1892 from woods fallen during the autumn storms. The bridge was renewed in the beginning of the 1970's. This was done strictly by the original drawings, only they made it slightly wider since it was discovered that there remained only one fire truck able to drive through the then-very narrow bridge.
The Open-Air Museum
The open-air museum of Seurasaari is located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometres from the heart of Helsinki. The island is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city and at the museum the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland. Seurasaari Open-Air Museum was founded in 1909. All the different provinces of Finland are represented in the well preserved old buildings and they give an overall view of Finnish countryside life from the 18th to the 20th century. At present, there are 87 separate buildings at Seurasaari Museum. (Source:visithelsinki.fi & seurasaarisaatio.fi)
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-27 0:52
Hello George! Nice composition. Very nice lightness and brightness. Excellent colours. Marvelous effect. Well done!
snunney (97561) 2009-04-27 1:18
A well composed image with a pleasing graphical element to it. The angle of the little fence makes a good pointer towards the little island. Very good light and colours. Fine photo work.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-04-27 1:40
Hello George,interesting note and a beautiful picture from this locality of islands and natural beauty! I like POV, Nice composition. Very nice lightness and brightness.
jjcordier (79297) 2009-04-27 1:47
Superbe lumière pour cette très belle composition aux couleurs de toute beauté.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-04-27 2:34
Very well composed and captured photo. Great color, details and light.Very well done,
Cretense (68701) 2009-04-27 3:03
Excellent framing, beautiful "frame in the frame" photo! Great composition, perfect light managment and brilliant colours! The place looks very inviting, too! Congratulations!
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-04-27 3:26
Color's quality is very well.
A quiet moment.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-04-27 3:45
Excellent composition. The beautiful one and Net foreground creates a pleasant depth. The colors are precisely saturated and natural. A beautiful and pleasant image. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
ls7902 (7332) 2009-04-27 6:00
Very nice cool blues and white. Good foreground framing giving us a great lookout platform to the view behind. Cheerful colors and lighting. Regards. Latiff.
vasilpro (41271) 2009-04-27 8:38
Beautiful composition, nice POV, nice colors, very good light management.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Romatou (0) 2009-04-27 10:49
Very eye popping color , nicely framed . This is Finland , not Vanuatu !!
Very nice composition with good color and exposure .
bobocortis (16026) 2009-04-27 12:32
Perfect exposure and contrast, preserving shades and lights.
Beautiful colors in a sunny day.
paura (47186) 2009-04-27 15:04
Very nie photo composition here, friend. it looks like an paradisiac island. Colors and exposure settings are also very nice. Well done!
dareco (17134) 2009-04-27 16:52
Very nice natural framing!! Excellent lighting and detail. TFS
ChrisJ (112373) 2009-04-27 21:42
The rocky, pineclad islet, in the bg, makes a superb focal point, & is nicely framed. Good colour & sharpness. Tfs!
hay_kes (31344) 2009-04-27 23:45
Very clear image vith great POV, colours and lighting.TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (69883) 2010-05-19 1:43
A fine pic. over the lake , with superb contrast from sky to water, and white wooden veranda.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-20
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Helsinki [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 0:29