Traditional hay poles around a barn in Wengen. Making hay by drying hay on poles used to be the most common method for preserving hay for cattle for winter months, especially on Nordic countries and alpine regions. Nowadays modern mechanised methods have replaced this labour intensive work. But hay poles are not that ancient history, I have done my share of haymaking too.
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holmertz (56241) 2014-08-08 12:08
I never did any haymaking because I was allergic, but I think my brothers did - and hated it! A dusty hard work. But how nice it looks. Unfortunately this is now becoming a rare sight in our countries. This is a nice capture of what now looks very old-fashioned. A fine hillside with the nice barn and the beautiful tree.
lousat (94786) 2014-08-08 12:13
Hi Kari,there is all the swiss juice in this pic,very very typical capture of the hay poles on the hills during the start of springtime after the first grass cut,very nice capture made in a perfect persective and fine detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (24005) 2014-08-08 12:14
Une photo intéressante,montrant un ancienne méthode servant à sécher le foin, et bien décrite dans le texte.C'est bien fait.
dta (80302) 2014-08-08 12:46
Hello Kari ,
it is very rare to see this kind of scene in western Europe . Still common in countries like Romania or Bulgaria .
A beautiful testimony of the old time .
I like a lot .
marabu61 (11189) 2014-08-08 13:56
So you where in Switzerland then, fleeing the extreme heat in Finland I suppose?
Lovely scene that captures the essence of rural Switzerland in a nutshell. The old barn with the hay stacks is lovely and well placed in context with its surroundings.
bukitgolfb301 (43650) 2014-08-08 17:30
Hi dear Kari, how are you?
So lovely psotcard full of fantagy, great masteful image at all! So well considered framework and composition are so nice to see indedd.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
emka (102708) 2014-08-08 23:58
hello Kari, Nice traditional hay poles, I like them more than today's global cylinders. we had them like this also in Poland, always heartwarming to see. Lovely picture from the mountains.
WArm regrad s Malgo
jhm (156594) 2014-08-09 0:56
I have as child a lot of these same hay poles made, but also a very place as, playing field.
A lovely picture with the small house on the slope of the mountain.
I like the choice of your angle this create depth and perspective.
Excellent panoramic view about these area.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37910) 2014-08-09 8:12
This way of drying hay looks much better in a picture than those modern hay-rolls packed in white plastic. A very pleasant scene here with the little house on the slope and tree at the side. A very attractive picture.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (28415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-08 11:55