Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 15, 2016

Pics from Finland / Imágenes de Finlandia / Imagenes de Finlande / Fotos da Finlândia

In English:

These photos I took while walking and driving around my country. Some photos are humorous, some artistic. For those who love Moomins, there are three photos. Traditional carpet washers are popular in Finland and that’s why, there are two photos. Shadoof and roundpole fence represent vanishing life on countryside. Double rainbow photos I took in Mikkeli. Last six photos are my favorite, because it was for the first time when I saw art made of the electric wire cable reels and stripped copper wire. All materials are from recycled material.

En español:

Estas fotos saqué mientras al caminar y conducir por todas partes de mi país. Algunas fotos son humorísticas, algunas artísticas. Para los amantes de Mumins , hay tres fotos. Las lavanderas de alfombras tradicionales son muy populares en Finlandia y por eso, hay dos fotos. La cigoñal y la valla tradicional representan la vida desaparecida en el campo. Las fotos de doble arco iris sacaba en Mikkeli. Las últimos seis fotos son mis favoritas, porque era la primera vez cuando vi el arte hecho de los carretes de cables eléctricos de cable y alambre de cobre desnudo. Todos los materiales son de material reciclado.

En francais:

Ces photos, je prenais en marchant et en conduisant autour de mon pays. Quelques photos sont humoristiques, certains artistiques. Pour ceux qui aiment Moumines, il y a trois images. Les laveuses de tapis traditionnelles sont très populaires en Finlande et c’est parce qu’il y a deux photos. Le chadouf et la clôture traditionnelle représentent la disparition de la vie sur la campagne. Les photos de doubles de l’arc je prenais à Mikkeli. Les six dernières images sont mon préférées, parce qu’il était pour la première fois quand je vis l’art fait des bobines de câbles en fils électriques et de fil de cuivre dénudé. Tous les matériaux sont de matériaux recyclés.

Em Português:

Estas imagen eu tomei ao caminhar e dirigir em volta do meu país. Algumas fotos são bem-humoradas, algumas artísticas. Para aqueles que amam Mumin, há três imagens. As lavadeiras de tapetes tradicionais são muito populares na Finlândia e, portanto, há duas imagens. O shadoof e a cerca tradicional representam a vida desaparecido no campo. As fotos de duplo arco-íris tirava em Mikkeli. Os últimos seis imagens são as minhas favoritas, porque foi a primeira vez quando eu vi a arte feita de bobinas de cabo elétrico de cabos e fios de cobre nu. Todos os materiais são feitos de material reciclado.électriques et de fil de cuivre dénudé. Tous les matériaux sont de matériaux recyclés.

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Old couple in a rowboat

Bonk art

Bonk art

Shadoof

Shadoof

Typical bell tower on countryside

Typical bell tower on countryside

Typical bell tower on countryside

Typical bell tower on countryside

Offside art

Offside art

Wooden carving

Wooden carving

Wooden carving

Wooden carving

River and wooden bridge

River and wooden bridge

Nativity scene at Christmas Time

Nativity scene at Christmas Time

Moomin playhouse

Moomin playhouse

Moomin Ice Sculpture

Moomin Ice Sculpture

Moomin Statue

Moomin Statue

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Hotel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Hotel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Hotel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Hotel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Hotel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Motel-restaurant in Pyhäntä

Double rainbow in Mikkeli

Double rainbow in Mikkeli

Double rainbow in Mikkeli

Double rainbow in Mikkeli

Trash can?

Trash can?

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Rowboats on a shore in Mikkeli

Traditional carpet washers in Mikkeli

Traditional carpet washers in Mikkeli

Traditional carpet washers in Mikkeli

Traditional carpet washers in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

Cable wire art in Mikkeli

78 Comments »

  1. There are so many wonderful images here – I wish I had more time to stay and look at them! The scenery is beautiful – just stunning really and the art is clever, amusing, amazing! 🙂

    Comment by thecontentedcrafter — August 15, 2016 @ 07:42 | Reply

    • Hello Pauline.

      I am glad that You love my post and its photos. I love this kind of art, because they art on presented on exhibitions.

      Have a great star of new eek!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 08:10 | Reply

  2. Your enjoy summer together!
    It liked Mumin, and Mumin liked children, too and saw an animated cartoon together. It is a popular character.
    Because Japan is too hot (38 degrees Celsius), We go to Mt. everybody and the sea and the river and I do a barbecue and camping and swim. Please enjoy wonderful vacation.
    A double rainbow is luxurious.

    Comment by medaka4841 — August 15, 2016 @ 08:54 | Reply

    • Hello Medaka4841.

      I guessed that somebody loves Moomins.🙂 Thank You for Your kind comment. We have been in Oulu few weeks and it has been windy and rainy weather. ):

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 12:57 | Reply

  3. Lovely! I love summer and washing rugs! The fresh smell of Mäntysuopa is the Best!🙂

    Comment by alofinland — August 15, 2016 @ 08:56 | Reply

    • Hello Pirjo.

      Thank You commenting. Washing carpets is Finnish tradition, which we should maintain in the future.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:01 | Reply

  4. I like photos of double rainbow!
    It’s beautiful!
    Every photos are artistic!

    Comment by キース — August 15, 2016 @ 09:10 | Reply

    • Hi Keith.

      I glad that You loved my photos presenting Finland from here and there. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:06 | Reply

  5. Great and interesting photos! Finland is such a fascinating country. You’re giving me a lot of inspiration to visit soon. Thanks!

    Comment by Weekend Adventures — August 15, 2016 @ 09:20 | Reply

    • Hello Isabel.

      How nice to read that my photos inspired You to visit Finland. Welcome. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:08 | Reply

  6. I love the beetle🙂 Great photos

    Comment by donnyjean — August 15, 2016 @ 09:48 | Reply

    • Hello Colin and Donna.

      Thank You. First it was a shock to me how they treated the Beatle, but I got used to the idea slowly.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:23 | Reply

  7. Great pictures, I do love the art with the cable wires, what a great idea using it and the rolls, she sits on, with high heels.🙂 The beauty of nature in Finland is breathtaking. Keep the stunning photos coming, love them!

    Comment by utesmile — August 15, 2016 @ 09:49 | Reply

    • Hi Ute.

      Thank You. I saw cable wire for the first time, and found it great.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:38 | Reply

  8. Those photos are so beautiful, thank you for sharing! The Finnish nature looks even more delightful with the light you have managed to capture. I love the rowing g boat with the figures sitting inside too. The VW Beetle looks like a piece of art work as well! Hope you enjoy a sunny Monday!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — August 15, 2016 @ 09:56 | Reply

    • Hello Little Miss Traveller.

      Thank You commenting. Those rowing boats are on the board of Lake Saimaa in Mikkeli. I am glad that You loved my collection of different photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 15, 2016 @ 13:44 | Reply

  9. bonjour mon ami, tes photos sont originales et rigolotes parfois mais ma préférée est celle avec les 4 arbres et 2 barques au fil de l’eau, que ce lac est beau et que d’originales choses tu nous montres bises MA ps/ j’ai fait une première balade sur mon blog j’ai trop usé de mes forces, les douleurs d’arthrose sont là hihihi pas beau de vieillir à bientôt pour de magnifiques encore belles photos de ton pays j’adore .

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — August 15, 2016 @ 10:10 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      J’suis heureux que mes photos plaîsent à vous. Merci pour le commentaire. Votre première visite sur votre blog, parait très bien.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 07:36 | Reply

  10. You take good advantage of your clear light

    Comment by derrickjknight — August 15, 2016 @ 10:22 | Reply

    • Hi Derrick.

      Thank You commenting. I tried my best when shooting my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 07:46 | Reply

  11. Everything is pleasant work. Which it is also great.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 15, 2016 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 07:56 | Reply

  12. ‘Cable Art’ was magnificent, but I think the wayside cow wast a real ‘cutie’!!!

    Comment by Seenorway — August 15, 2016 @ 11:54 | Reply

    • Hello Seenorway.

      I am glad that You loved “different” kind of art of my photos. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 07:59 | Reply

  13. A friend of mine is visiting Finland at the moment and she is loving it!

    Comment by the eternal traveller — August 15, 2016 @ 12:23 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      How nice to read that Your friend loves Finland. For a person who explores it, it offers nice surprises. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 08:05 | Reply

  14. Merci beaucoup pour ce très joli reportage photos, c’est très intéressant 😊

    Comment by chantaki — August 15, 2016 @ 13:25 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      J’suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisent. Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 10:34 | Reply

  15. Wonderful country side! Laughed at the canoeing couple,wished I owned the owl craving… Peaceful graveyard,interesting shadoof and gorgeous rainbow!

    Comment by Deb — August 15, 2016 @ 14:21 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. When I visit to a church, I always visit to its cemetery. Cemeteries are “full” beautiful art and I love art.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 10:42 | Reply

  16. one day I will visit Finland

    Comment by Bernieshoot — August 15, 2016 @ 16:05 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernard.

      Thank You. You are heartly welcom.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:45 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernard.

      Thank You. You are heartly welcom.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:45 | Reply

  17. Thank you for sharing these photos from Finland. Your rainbow pictures are fantastic. I got a chuckle out of the old couple in the boat as well as the ‘trash can’ car. The cable wire figurine is amazing.

    Comment by seniorhiker — August 15, 2016 @ 16:09 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You very much for Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:49 | Reply

  18. Dolls look so funny.
    Your nature photos are always beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by 洋子 — August 15, 2016 @ 17:56 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos and left your kind comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:51 | Reply

  19. This is a terrific collection of photos! I enjoyed every one of them. It’s a combination of culture, humor and art. I wish more posts like this could be enjoyed world wide!

    Comment by montucky — August 15, 2016 @ 18:57 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      I appreciate Your opinion. It is a great to read that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:54 | Reply

  20. Wonderful pictures once again. I really should take some photos next time I pass by Karvia as there are everywhere ome figurines similar to your first few pictures all over the town!

    Comment by CrazyChineseFamily — August 15, 2016 @ 20:51 | Reply

    • Hello Timo.

      Thank you. I would love to Your Karvia figure photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 11:56 | Reply

  21. What a great collection of beautiful and very different photos of your country, Matti. I love the combination of nature, culture and art. Not to forget a touch of fun an humour. Stunning the double rainbow, surprising how they use the good old beetle and quite amazing what they formed out of wire cable! Great result and real art – particularly (in my eyes) the hair of the cyling lady which looks really “hairy”.

    I enjoyed your post very much. A wonderful idea to show such a colourful and diverse Finland photo album.
    Have a nice week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 15, 2016 @ 22:40 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      How glad I am when when reading Your praising comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 12:09 | Reply

  22. A lovely summer journey with you. The old couple in the boat made me laugh so much. The scenes of the water made me want to put down a rug and pull out a book to read, beside them. Such a carefree and relaxed mood was created by the water photographs. Enjoyed this post very much. Cheers from down under.

    Comment by linnyjcreations — August 16, 2016 @ 06:26 | Reply

    • Hi Linny.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and loving my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 12:45 | Reply

  23. What wonderful photos Matti! You have a real gift. I am inspired to start planning my next trip!! 😄

    Comment by wolfberryknits — August 16, 2016 @ 07:39 | Reply

    • Hello Wolfberryknits.

      I am glad that my photos inspired You. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 12:49 | Reply

  24. Lovely photos and some funny ones too.

    Comment by SueT唐 梦 琇 — August 16, 2016 @ 09:09 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Thank You loving my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 13:19 | Reply

  25. Definitely an interesting collection!
    The last six pics ,as you say, are amazing , both photographically and for the subjects you shoot!
    Really fantastic!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 16, 2016 @ 09:30 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      I am glad that You loved them also. Thank your commenting so nicely.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 16, 2016 @ 13:23 | Reply

  26. Bonk art, Moomins and lakes, Sartenada. Who could ask for more? 🙂 My favourites are between the car sprouting ferns and the biker lady in killer heels. 🙂 Have a happy week!

    Comment by restlessjo — August 16, 2016 @ 09:35 | Reply

  27. I really enjoyed these photos, Sartenada — especially the outdoor nature photos. You live in a lovely land.

    Comment by Jet Eliot — August 16, 2016 @ 18:32 | Reply

    • Hello Jet Eliot.

      Thank You for Your kind words. Finland is beautiful, I know, because I have made road trips during last ten years driving about 15534 miles with my camera. This amount does not include holiday trips.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 08:00 | Reply

  28. These are so great! I had lots of chuckles over many of them. The old couple in the boat look like they have been there a bit too long.🙂

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 16, 2016 @ 19:39 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left so kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 08:02 | Reply

  29. Moomin! they are very popular in Japan 😊

    Comment by kanaconnie — August 17, 2016 @ 03:40 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You for Your comment. Moomins are loving creatures, because they never have no violence and no killing etc.

      ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 08:07 | Reply

  30. I can imagine you enjoy comfortable summer in Finland. Both nature and artifacts are so beautiful! Especially I like belltower. This is romantic so much😀

    Comment by superkamui — August 17, 2016 @ 05:06 | Reply

    • Hello Watayaki.

      Thank You for Your praising words. I am glad that You noticed bell towers. These are typical on our countryside and especially with those churches wooden churches.

      ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 08:19 | Reply

  31. Very beautiful pictures🙂 Moomins are everywhere here in Finland!🙂

    Comment by seeshefliesandwrites — August 17, 2016 @ 08:59 | Reply

    • Hello Marie.

      Thank You. Yes indeed. Moomins are in many places, but especially in Naantali.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 10:20 | Reply

  32. ¡ que divertido ! especialmente las gente vieja y maduro — y arte de cable !
    estera muy divertido a visitar su pais !

    Comment by betunada — August 18, 2016 @ 00:58 | Reply

    • Hola Betunada.

      Muchas gracias, agradezco tus comentarios! Algunas de mis imágenes fueron muchos años viejas.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 11:42 | Reply

  33. Just back from my trip to Finland, I appreciate your fun and artistic pictures! My favorites are the VW “kupla” covered in fir branches and the copper wire. Great pictures!

    Comment by Tiny — August 19, 2016 @ 00:05 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny.

      Hopefully Your visit was succeed! Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2016 @ 11:51 | Reply

  34. great photos!

    Comment by Tanja — August 22, 2016 @ 16:12 | Reply

    • Hi Tanja.

      Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 23, 2016 @ 12:53 | Reply

  35. Each magnificent photo has so much to narrate!Wonderful series with a wide range of Finland colours and wonderful wood works!Great share !

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — August 30, 2016 @ 11:51 | Reply

    • Hi Doda.

      I am very glad that You loved this post. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 30, 2016 @ 12:13 | Reply

      • My pleasure dear Matti!Your posts are always captivating thanks to the interesting themes and the beautifully captured photos.Happy week ahead🙂

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — September 5, 2016 @ 15:23 | Reply

  36. nice photos🙂 i like best is the Old couple in a row boat🙂

    Comment by goingplaces2gether — September 2, 2016 @ 04:48 | Reply

    • Hello goingplaces2gether.

      Thank You. I am glad that You did find something interesting among my photos.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2016 @ 09:48 | Reply

  37. Oh I really enjoyed this post- the bell tower is my fav / but all so diverse and give a great feel for Finland !
    And give that lady on the tractor some clothes – please – jk
    Very interesting cable art!
    Have a nice day…

    Comment by prior.. — November 30, 2016 @ 14:37 | Reply

    • Hi Prior..

      I am glad that You loved this post. In Finland on its countryside bell towers are generally separated from churches. I have nice collection of them. I love also cable art. Thank You leaving so nice comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2016 @ 15:09 | Reply

      • Well thx for the reply S….
        And the cable art was enjoyed more because you gave us the cropped close up – could feel the intricate layers of wire
        Have a nice day

        Comment by prior.. — December 1, 2016 @ 00:58 | Reply


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