I have visited several the picturesque villages this summer, this is one of them. There is magic in these in the old houses and buildings. The scenary is beautiful with the old trees and plants grrowing. Often they are located near to a river or a lake. These places are busy during summer season, only to fall asleep for winter, and wake up to a new season in the spring.
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I visited the small town of Billnäs last weekend such a pictureque place. These pictures are details of one of the mills machines.
Carl Billsten founded Billnäs ironworks in 1641. In Billnäs many buildings remain from the end of the 18thcentury. Nowadays, Billnäs is known for the world-famous orange-handled scissors made by Fiskars Oy, the knife and tools manufacturer.
Billnäs has become an important centre for building renovation in Finland thanks to “Byggnadsapoteket” (the house repairing consultants) who also run courses in-house restoration. The ironworks area has a gardening history dating back more than 350 years, and the oldest plant nursery in Finland.
Billsten`s period (1641-1723)The location of Ironworks was good – In Billnäs the River Mustio has a large precipice so there was no need for larger weir. Also the transport connections from sea and land were good. Alike the needed expendable wood was received from the forests in the surroundings of Billnäs.
- More info at: http://www.billnas.fi/en/history.html
more at Monochrone Madness in a weeks time 😉