Tagged fall

Lakeview

After my walk, first taking in the beautiful fall colors on the ” big”road,  to enter the small roads between spruce forest, I arrived to this lovely lake view. It was a glorious October morning, all quiet and still. This were my first shots as I came to my destination – a peaceful moment by the lake.

more to follow…

October weekend in the country

The autumn has reached the point that this weekend we closed our summer home for this year. What a beautiful weekend it was, sunshine and nice temperatures. the sunset was amazing in its glory( an other post ) I took time to walk in the fields and document the colors.

Tamminiemi


Tamminiemi (Villa Ekudden in Swedish), is a villa located in the Meilahti district of Helsinki. It was one of the official residences of the President of Finland from 1940 until 1981. From that date, until his death, it served as the residence of President Urho Kekkonen. It is now the Urho Kekkonen Museum. It is located in a park by the sea. Tamminiemi’s floor area is about 450 square metres. Designed by architects Sigurd Frosterus and Gustaf Strengell, the jugendstil villa was built in 1903 for the Danish-born businessman Jörgen Nissen. The villa was later owned or rented by a number of individuals, before being acquired by the publisher and artistic patron Amos Anderson in 1924. Anderson donated Tamminiemi to the Finnish State in 1940, to serve as a presidential residence. Although Presidents Ryti and Mannerheim resided at Tamminiemi, the villa is particularly associated with President Kekkonen – due in large part to the fact that it was his home for around thirty years.