Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

May 29, 2010

Pistohiekka – Scenery road / Pistohiekka – Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka – Route de paysage

This serpentine road of Pistohiekka (my free translation = “Sting Sand”) between two lakes (isthmus and dike way) is one of my favorite scenery roads in Finland. What makes it special to me?

Well, I like lakes and those islands of rock on the lake of Lietvesi. During years, also trees are growing on bare rocks. It is incredible. This all is difficult to explain, so just look at my photos.

Este camino serpentino entre dos lagos (istmo y terraplén) es mi ruta preferida de paisaje en Finlandia. ¿Qué lo hace especial a mí?

Bien, quiero lagos y esas islas de piedra en el lago del Lietvesi. Durante años, también árboles crecen sobre piedras descubiertas. Es increíble. Este todo es difícil de explicar, así que mirad Vos justo mis fotos.

Cette route serpentinee entre deux lacs (isthme et chausée) est une route préférée de routes de paysages à Finlande. Qu’est-ce que c’est ca, ce que le fait spécial à moi ?

Bien, j’aime lacs et ces l’îles de rocher sur le lac de Lietvesi. Pendant les ans, aussi les arbres grandissent sur les rochers nus. C’est incroyable. Ceci tout est difficile d’expliquer, ainsi regardez-Vous mes photos.

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

Pistohiekka - Scenery road / Pistohiekka - Camino de paisaje / Pistohiekka - Route de paysage

26 Comments »

  1. Oh, wow. That is beautiful.It looks so peaceful. I especially like the the 2nd to last photo of the lake and the views of the lake through the pine trunks.

    Comment by kateri — May 29, 2010 @ 22:21 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      So nice to hear that You liked this scenery. This is situated between two main roads diagonally and the road is swinging all the way. This makes it not so popular, because nowadays everybody are in hurry. To enjoy driving in which nature settings are fine, is always to me a “must”.

      Comment by sartenada — May 30, 2010 @ 10:17 | Reply

  2. Good evening, Matti,
    To view the entire picture is again fantastic. The water reflections are excellent in reproduction. But the images, 10 and 16, from top to bottom, are my favorites. The small island like it very much. I also think it’s nice to live in this area. I am grateful that I was allowed to view this page. Thanks for all your nice comments. I wish you and Anja all the best on your daily routes. e-mail will follow on Sunday morning. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — May 30, 2010 @ 00:35 | Reply

    • Hi Christel.

      Your selection is very good. This place is situated on huge lake area and that is why the road is swinging between them. I think that it would be nice to visit some small island by boat.

      Comment by sartenada — May 30, 2010 @ 10:24 | Reply

  3. Hi Matti, looks like you and the blue machine are having good travelling trips……….soon you will have to pay royalties to Vectra

    Comment by Sean Fraser — May 30, 2010 @ 04:48 | Reply

    • Hello Sean.

      I think Sean, that Opel should pay to me when presenting it here and there in my country. LOL.🙂

      Comment by sartenada — May 30, 2010 @ 10:26 | Reply

  4. I can see why you like traveling that road: the scenery is wonderful! I enjoy so much seeing the area in which you live. It is so interesting and somewhat different from here. Yes, the trees are incredible, growing in the places they do. I see them doing that here, too.

    Comment by montucky — May 30, 2010 @ 07:35 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      I like rocks. To see pines to grow on “pure” rocks is not so general here and this makes this place so interesting. Of course pines are growing on rocks, but to see them to grow in this way is interesting.

      Comment by sartenada — May 30, 2010 @ 10:29 | Reply

  5. Hi Matti,
    Matti was my grandfather’s name! I love Finland and I love your photos. I have driven over lots of the Finnish countryside and find it so beautiful. I will be back in Finland as often as I can.
    Debra Kolkka

    Comment by bagnidilucca — May 31, 2010 @ 00:39 | Reply

    • Hi Debra.

      That’s great. So incredible to read this, but the world of Internet is small. As You are travelling around so much, it is good to know that You find Finland beautiful after all of Your trips. The fact to me is that when I return from holiday, I also find my country beautiful. The world is beautiful everywhere and one have to see it with open eyes and open mind.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Comment by sartenada — May 31, 2010 @ 06:21 | Reply

  6. Trees do root well in Finland. You have a eye for photos always capturing things others may not even see.

    Comment by Preston — May 31, 2010 @ 13:31 | Reply

  7. Hi Preston.

    Oh, I never thought that. Now when You say so, it might be right, because on our lot we have to root out many small saplings of pines every spring. Thank You commenting.

    Comment by sartenada — May 31, 2010 @ 13:42 | Reply

  8. Qué maravilloso poder transitar por tan bellos parajes! No sabés cuánto te envidio al imaginarte por esa calle mirando a ambos lados, recibiendo el aire fresco y el olor de las flores y las montañas!!! Qué belleza de lugar!!!

    Por otro lado, me gusta la presentación y espacio de tu blog, tal como me lo contaste. Cómo se puede abrir un blog en ese sitio? Quiero seguir tu consejo.
    Me agrada mucho volver a saber de vos y de tus maravillosas fotos y de tu “ojo Clínico” para encontrar el lugar preciso y la hora precisa. Bendiciones.

    Comment by Consuelo Quesada — May 31, 2010 @ 20:06 | Reply

    • Hola querida amiga.

      Muchas gracies por tu visita y tu comentario tan amable.

      Possiblemente mañana o pasado mañana me te voy dar informacíon como lo hacer. Espera un momentito y ya veras.

      Un abrazo.

      Comment by sartenada — June 1, 2010 @ 17:36 | Reply

  9. I love rocks and pine trees and your photographs are incredible! The rocky shoreline is very like where we kayak in the summer. I’m not sure if you’ll get this photo or not. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23021618@N04/3627065646/in/set-72157623877009310/
    Do you know what the yellow flowers are growing on the verge beside the lake?

    Comment by jackiequeen — May 31, 2010 @ 20:08 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      Thank You commenting and giving the link. So our entire world is “small” because same kind of landscape can be found in others parts of world. I did not recognize the yellow flower, sorry.

      Regards.

      Comment by sartenada — June 1, 2010 @ 17:15 | Reply

  10. How beautiful this scenery road is! No reason this is a favorite of yours! I love the trees growing out of the rocks. We have a few survivor trees that grow out of the cliff rocks here and I am always amazed! All the photos are wonderful and capture both the ruggedness and peacefulness of the scenic beauty of Pistoniekka.

    Comment by Anna Surface — June 1, 2010 @ 14:22 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      Nature can be surprising. When we moved to here where we live, we heard many times to be said that nothing will grow there, because we have pure sand soil. The depth of sand bed is 18 meters / 19.6 yards. I little bit mold and fertilizer, that’s it. Sand is not problem to grow flowers, but hard winter.

      Thank You for Your interest.

      Comment by sartenada — June 1, 2010 @ 17:22 | Reply

  11. Beautiful! Beautiful! That looks like a great place to go camping🙂

    -j.p.

    Comment by jpcabit — June 1, 2010 @ 16:50 | Reply

    • Hi Jpcabit.

      You are right there is camping place there. In addition to that there is also open air dancing pavilion. It is also very popular. Think to dance in this surrounding is an experience, because at this level, night is coming very late and the night is not black.

      In my country those open air dancing pavilions are very popular during summer time. Dancing styles varies from rock to Tangos. Yes we have our own tangos.

      Thank You for Your visit and comment.

      Comment by sartenada — June 1, 2010 @ 17:32 | Reply

  12. wonderful place! i wish i could visit this place:)

    Comment by jessforget — June 5, 2010 @ 04:08 | Reply

    • Hello Jess.

      Thank for Your kind words and for Your visit.

      Take care.

      Comment by sartenada — June 5, 2010 @ 06:49 | Reply

  13. Hi…I forgot to answer the question about cup or mug… In my country, Italy, coffee not long as in America. We have the “espresso” and it’s drunk in cups. Mug is used for hot drinks, tea, chocolate, infusions.
    I peered your blog and it is very interesting, beatifull landscapes and photos.
    congratulations.
    Agapanto.67

    you wrote…
    Wow. These are real masterpeaces. I love very much those coffee cups. Are in Your country people using real coffee cups or do they use only mugs?

    I guess when seeing these that You should see my blog about world’s unique Coffe Cup Museum in my country:

    https://sartenada.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/international-coffee-cup-museum-museo-internacional-de-la-taza-de-cafe-musee-international-de-tasse-de-cafe/

    Maybe I’ll have some ideas then.

    Saluti.

    Comment by agapanto.67 — June 13, 2010 @ 00:55 | Reply

  14. very nice picx

    Comment by kayrak taş — June 19, 2010 @ 20:02 | Reply

  15. superbe photos.
    je vous souhaite une bonne soirée
    a+
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — November 9, 2010 @ 19:53 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Je te remercie. Cette route est une de mes préférées, si je ne suis pas pressé. J’aime la vue acec les lacs et les petites îles.

      Bonne journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — November 10, 2010 @ 08:13 | Reply


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