Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 4, 2014

Short excursions / Excursiones cortas / Courtes excursions / Excursões curtas

In English:

Last summer we visited some neighboring regions. In Virtasalmi we found wooden beavers on a junction. In the center nearby the church there was a scale model of some old wooden church. The manor of Tertti we reached by biking. The manor itself has café, restaurant, shop and five hotel rooms. The environment of the manor is beautiful to stroll around.

The power plant of Kissakoski (Cat rapids) has made a “fish road” for fishes. This way fishes from lower lake can access to next lake. The small lake called Suojalampi can be reached by walking or biking. In any case our favorite place was Hirvensalmi (Moose-strait). It is small village surrounded by blue lakes. The area presents typical lakeland in Finland.

En español:

El verano pasado visitábamos algunas regiones vecinas. En Virtasalmi encontrábamos castores de madera en un cruce. En el centro cerca de la iglesia había una maqueta de una vieja iglesia de madera. A la mansión de Tertti llegábamos en bicicleta. La mansión tiene cafetería, restaurante, tienda y cinco habitaciones. El entorno de la mansión es hermosa para pasear.

La planta de energía de Kissakoski (Rapidos de gato) ha hecho un “camino de pescado” para los peces. Así peces del lago inferior pueden acceder al siguiente lago. El pequeño lago llamado Suojalampi se puede llegar a pie o en bicicleta. En cualquier caso, nuestro lugar favorito era Hirvensalmi (Estrecho de alce). Es un pequeño pueblo rodeado por lagos azules. El área presenta el región típico de los Lagos en Finlandia.

En francais:

L’été dernier, nous visitions quelques régions voisines. En Virtasalmi nous trouvions des castors en bois á un carrefour. Dans le centre près de l’église il y avait un modèle à l’échelle d’une vieille église en bois. Le manoir de Tertti nous atteignions á vélo. Le manoir lui-même a un café, un restaurant, une boutique et cinq chambres d’hôtel sympas. L’environnement du manoir est beaux pour se balader.

La centrale électrique de Kissakoski (Cascades de chat) a fait une “route de poisson” pour les poissons. Ainsi les poissons du lac inférieur peuvent accéder au lac prochaine. Le petit lac appelé Suojalampi est accessible à pied et á vélo. Quoi qu’il en soit, notre region préférée était Hirvensalmi (Détroit de élan). Il est un petit village entouré par les lacs bleus. La zone présente la région typique des lacs de Finlande.

Em Português:

No verão passado, visitávamos algumas regiões vizinhas. Em Virtasalmi enconcávamos algumas castores de madeira em um cruzamento. No centro proximo da igreja havia um modelo duma igreja de madeira velha. A mansão de Tertti chegávamos de bicicleta. A mansão e tem café, restaurante, loja e cinco quartos de hotel. O ambiente da mansão é bonito para passear.

A usina de Kissakoski (corredeiras de gato) tem feito uma “estrada de peixe” para os peixes. Desta forma, as pescas de menor lago podem acessar para o próximo lago. O pequeno lago chamado a Suojalampi pode ser alcançado a pé ou de bicicleta. Em qualquer caso, o nosso lugar favorito era Hirvensalmi (estreito do alce). É uma pequena aldeia rodeada por lagos azuis. A área apresenta distrito do lago típico na Finlândia.

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Traditional wind mill Virtasalmi

Traditional wind mill Virtasalmi

Tertti manor

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Tertti manor (hotel rooms)

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Kissakoski power plant

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Kattilanlahti, Mikkeli

Kattilanlahti, Mikkeli

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Suojalampi nature path

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71 Comments »

  1. So beautiful images of Finland! Love it – all of them!!

    Comment by jafar1970 — August 4, 2014 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Hello Jafar1970.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great start of this new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 10:45 | Reply

  2. We just loved visiting the Churches when we were in Scandinavia and the inside of that house in your photos is gorgeous! Now I have taken early retirement (last week!), we have just been talking about a long, 3 month Arctic Circle trip, hopefully taking in Finland, too!

    Comment by chrissiedixie — August 4, 2014 @ 09:50 | Reply

    • Hi Chrissie.

      Thank You. Congratulations for Your retirement. If You have not been busy, now You’ll be!🙂 I wish of course that You visit also in Finland To find best place, I could be helpful. Generally speaking excellent time to visit Arctic Circle is from June to mid September, but in Finland the best time is in August and two first weeks. Scandinavia is quite warm, due to the Gulf Stream which warms every country in the North. Oh, I forgot to say about our churches, that old wooden churches are amazing. I have shown many of them in my posts. How does it sound for example “100 angels’ church”?

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 10:56 | Reply

  3. What a beautiful country! That lake water must stay cold all summer long.

    Comment by ytaba36 — August 4, 2014 @ 10:20 | Reply

    • Hello Ytaba36.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Well, the temperature in our lakes varies on the both side of 20ºC / 68ºF depending of the size of the lake. This summer has been very hot and some lakes are 25ºC / 77ºF warm.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 11:08 | Reply

  4. Good evening

    Right now, Japan is 4 PM 18:50 8.

    The first tree of a beaver?

    Never seen a standing Beaver.

    Movement in the mountain bike is comfortable and will be helpful.

    Photo of the Lake, it’s so beautiful ~!

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — August 4, 2014 @ 11:52 | Reply

    • Hello ちえたん.

      Thank You very much leaving Your comments. Yes indeed they are wooden carved beavers. Wooden carvings are very popular in Finland, but generally themes are bears. If You have not seen wooden carvings of my posts, then look at these:

      Wooden art1.

      Wooden art2.

      We love biking also, but thus summer it has been so hot, that we have made only few biking tours.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 12:04 | Reply

      • Hello sartenada
        Past articles
        -Staff and part 1 part 2 (● ^ o ^-)
        There is a lot of wood carving of animal sounds ^ ^
        Good nominees who carved the warmth is wood carving! ‘.

        Comment by ❤ちえたん — August 4, 2014 @ 12:12 | Reply

        • Hello ちえたん.

          I am very happy that You loved my photos and posts. I always appreciate people who have “magic touch” to create art from different materials. Thank You commenting.

          こんばんは.

          Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 12:19 | Reply

  5. I think Finland is a beautiful country

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 4, 2014 @ 12:21 | Reply

  6. bonjour quel bel endroit, de jolis châlets, un lac superbe avec les arbres se reflétant, belle ballade en vélo je vois chaque fois je suis admirative de ton si beau pays bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — August 4, 2014 @ 13:06 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Waaaoo, quelle louange! Cela me réchauffe le cœur. Belle journée. Bises.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 13:11 | Reply

  7. Many lovely buildings! Lake and pine trees view is also beautiful. I suppose that summer in Finand is confortable, is that right?

    Comment by superkamui — August 4, 2014 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hello Superkamui.

      Thank You praising the beauty of my country. Summer – yes it is indeed. At this moment the temperature is 28ºC / 82.4ºF which means real summer.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 13:36 | Reply

  8. Wonderful images of beautiful Finland. I really like the bicycle photo.🙂

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 4, 2014 @ 15:23 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      So nice read that You loved my photos. Thank You All these photos are from the area called Lakeland around my home town called Mikkeli.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 10:49 | Reply

  9. Hellow Sartenada.
    In Virtasalmi, I wonder, is it a real church.
    ” a scale model of some old wooden church” I see. It’s pretty as if toyland.
    Kissakoski power plant first photo is great.

    Comment by Puuwai — August 4, 2014 @ 15:24 | Reply

    • Hi Puuwai.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comments and having interest in my post.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:06 | Reply

  10. Moi!
    Beyond 36 degrees, very hot and humid day has continued in Tokyo.
    I was able to feel cooling when I look at the pictures of lakes which you took.
    They are very cute structures. I like their color.
    Yellow flowers that bloom on top of the stump is very beautiful. I love this picture.
    Kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — August 4, 2014 @ 16:28 | Reply

    • Hello Misa.

      I know that there is hot in Japan. Yesterday we got this summers’ hottest day was in Eurajoki 32.9ºC / 91.2ºF. Thank You for Your kind comments.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:18 | Reply

  11. Beautiful lake!
    Beautiful sky!

    Comment by 洋子 — August 4, 2014 @ 16:57 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      I am very happy that You loved my photos which I took from places which are quite near to our home town Mikkeli. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:20 | Reply

  12. ¡que tierra tan bonita! (y agua (lagos) tan bonito!) su verano parace tan relaxante ~

    Comment by betunada — August 4, 2014 @ 17:20 | Reply

    • and those photos of the clouds are quite spectacular !

      Comment by betunada — August 4, 2014 @ 17:21 | Reply

      • You were the first who noticed them Betunada.🙂 They were spectacular indeed.

        Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:25 | Reply

    • Hola Betunada.

      Si, lagos y lagos y más lagos. Así es Finlandia como yo lo veo. Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

      Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:23 | Reply

  13. Magnifiques photos, la Finlande est un beau pays,
    j’adore les reflets, ils sont merveilleux.
    Belle fin de soirée à toi.

    Comment by vever02 — August 4, 2014 @ 18:24 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaise. La France est également très belle, mais nos pays sont différents les uns des autres. Merci de m’avoir faite un commentaire.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 11:41 | Reply

  14. The reflections of the trees in the lake are so pretty! And I always like the color of the wooden houses in Finland.

    Comment by Letizia — August 4, 2014 @ 20:05 | Reply

    • Hi Letizia.

      Thank You. If I would be a traveler who stays in my home town Mikkeli, I think that the small “hotel” of the Tertti manor would be worth for an experience.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 12:09 | Reply

  15. I get home sick when I see these beautiful pictures of summer Finland! The manor building seems to be exactly as I’d envision an old Finnish manor.

    Comment by Tiny — August 4, 2014 @ 21:14 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny.

      Thank you for Your praising comment. This was the second manor which I have photographed if we calculate the old vicarage of Kenkävero in my home town Mikkeli.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 12:31 | Reply

  16. These are excellent photos of your beautiful country! I can imagine that it would be a wonderful place to see by bike. I especially love the beavers and the “fish road”!

    Comment by montucky — August 5, 2014 @ 04:07 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You loving my photos. Because our summer is short; officially June, July and August, man must be very active and enjoy summer. In practice big part of May and two first weeks of September. All these depend where man live; in the North or in the South.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 12:40 | Reply

  17. I adore the clouds in the last photos!
    So unique!
    And about your lakes there ‘s such a peaceful atmosphere……
    Your captures are really great!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 5, 2014 @ 12:19 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Your kind comment warmed my heart. Thank You. Btw, yesterday we had nearly “warm” – 32.9ºC / 91.2ºF.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 5, 2014 @ 12:46 | Reply

  18. Oi Matti.

    Aí no seu país, no verão ou no inverno, há sempre lugares bacanas para passear, não é mesmo? Gostei bastante de ver essas fotos.

    Abraços.

    Comment by Administrador — August 5, 2014 @ 19:01 | Reply

    • Oi Zé.

      Obrigado. Estou feliz que você ama também as minhas fotos de verão. A área onde eu moro, há muitos belos lugares com lagos.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2014 @ 07:12 | Reply

  19. Brilliant photos!! I enjoyed reading your post!

    Comment by Allison — August 6, 2014 @ 01:54 | Reply

    • Hi Allison.

      Thank You visiting my blog and leaving Your kind comments.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2014 @ 07:40 | Reply

  20. Oh! mini church is very cute.
    for children ?
    What is pink house ?
    Traditional furniture is good, retrospective !
    about Japanese Matchbox. please, want some time !

    Comment by キース — August 6, 2014 @ 13:51 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You commenting and asking. Well, mini church is scale model. In Finland we love many kinds of scale models. Here is my old post in which old war veteran has made:

      Church scale models from matches.

      The pink house in general is:

      マナー・ハウス.

      To tell about the text in my matchboxes, there is no hurry.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2014 @ 09:02 | Reply

  21. The lake side is so calm, peaceful and beautiful. What lovely places!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — August 6, 2014 @ 16:23 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      I am happy for Your visit and comment. Thank You. These places are situated on the Lakeland area where I live.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2014 @ 09:07 | Reply

  22. Beautiful colorful photos. I love the reflections, the skies are so blue, with no wind. Even the power plant is pretty. Thank your for sharing your beautiful country.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — August 7, 2014 @ 23:48 | Reply

    • Hello Tokeloshe.

      Thank You. We are just nor on road trip and enjoying our warm summer.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 9, 2014 @ 16:07 | Reply

  23. Beautiful pictures – the reflections on the water are lovely!

    Comment by megtraveling — August 11, 2014 @ 03:54 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      So sorry for my late answer. We have been on the road trip again. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2014 @ 15:41 | Reply

  24. Beautiful photos! The wooden beavers are wonderful.

    Comment by Ann — August 12, 2014 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Hello Ann.

      Thank You commenting. Beavers are also my favorite. This was the first time when I saw carved beavers.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2014 @ 11:48 | Reply

  25. Very nice photos, many of which resemble Interior Alaska. Enjoying your blog.

    Comment by susanissima — August 12, 2014 @ 20:01 | Reply

    • Hello Susanissima.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2014 @ 11:51 | Reply

  26. Great post! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice summer🙂 Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — August 13, 2014 @ 14:41 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila.

      Thank You. These photos present which kinds of sceneries there are where I live.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2014 @ 14:11 | Reply

  27. Hello Sartenada! It has been awhile since I have visited. Wonderful photos as always!

    Comment by Mother Hen — August 19, 2014 @ 18:21 | Reply

    • Hi Mother Hen.

      I am glad You loved my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2014 @ 07:43 | Reply

  28. These are beautiful. I stopped by your blog to say thanks for following Peachyteachy, and stumbled upon these shots. Coincidentally, I am of Finnish descent on my father’s side. Extra thanks!

    Comment by peachyteachy — August 20, 2014 @ 13:14 | Reply

    • Hello Peachyteachy.

      Oh, how nice to read Your comment. Thank You. Now You can see how I see Finland in my posts. Next week I’ll show awesome sand art from this year.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2014 @ 14:06 | Reply

  29. I really loved your images of the lakes. They are so beautiful! Just amazing!

    Comment by Philip Chin — August 26, 2014 @ 08:20 | Reply

    • Hello Philip.

      Thank You seeing some of our lakes which are quite near where I live. The area is called Lakeland.

      Happy and safe travel.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 26, 2014 @ 08:37 | Reply

  30. Que de belles images tu nous offres, Matti ! Ces lacs merveilleux de Finlande, les forets, les maisons si cosy, les canards, les boîtes aux lettres, tout me plaît et je te remercie de partager ces paysages avec nous.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 27, 2014 @ 08:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Toutes ces photos je les ai pris dans les environs oú je vis. La région est appelée Région des lacs. Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 27, 2014 @ 10:14 | Reply

  31. The color of the lake is clean blue by beautiful weather.

    Comment by aquacompass7 — September 3, 2014 @ 10:43 | Reply

    • Hello Aquacompass7.

      In the area where I live, lake Waters are blue indeed. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2014 @ 11:06 | Reply

  32. Very beautiful country!!🙂

    Comment by daniellajoe — September 28, 2014 @ 22:18 | Reply

    • Hello Patricia.

      I love in the part of Finland which is called Lakeland. It is really beautiful also from my mind. Thank You leaving your kind comment.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2014 @ 07:02 | Reply

      • thanks I will and please do the same and let us see the fall colors🙂

        Comment by daniellajoe — September 30, 2014 @ 14:15 | Reply

  33. I already commented in August ……..
    But let me do it again , too beautiful!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — September 29, 2014 @ 08:56 | Reply


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