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Kangasmetsää

Kangasmetsää

Augenblicke des Lebens

There are some lakes in Finland, almost all have summer cottages beside them. Finns love nature, the peace and quiet by their lakes, visiting their cottages most weekends in summer and especially during the holiday month of July.

Lovely red cottage / Punainen mummonmökki  Typical colour of an old Finnish house.

Lovely red cottage / Punainen mummonmökki Typical colour of an old Finnish design. I think that most of these houses with this color scheme are from a certain part of Finland because there weren't many Helsinki when I went there a couple weeks ago.

A modern master's sauna  Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

A modern master's sauna Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 1954 savusauna is traditional in form, with subtle modernist touches: the logs are tapered to create the gently pitched roof, and the footprint isn't square, but trapezoidal.

Willow-weave path at RHS Harlow Carr. Pinner will be making a similar path but with rods of forsythia.

Curved path in veggie garden. —MM Willow-weave path at RHS Harlow Carr. Pinner will be making a similar path but with rods of forsythia.

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