Early Morning Winter Landscapes in Finland
00:00 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟏 – 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 & 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐈𝐜𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧
Welcome scene walker.
In this video you can join me on 6 separate morning scenes in the month of March.
In March, the sun finally decides to show its face more often throughout the day.
The end of winter is approaching, for Spring is eager to show its face.
Snow and ice are on their way out as birds and other wildlife come in.
01:45 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟐 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞
Today the sky is clear so that the sun can shine beautifully.
There has been a lot of snow this winter, it will take a long time to melt.
Which usually happens the following month (April).
We are currently walking in the countryside in Southern Finland.
Houses and farms are usually far from the road and from each other.
Finnish citizens consider privacy and respect for personal space very important.
Mailboxes are usually close to the road, far away from the houses.
This allows the postman to keep his/her work efficient.
Just imagine how difficult it would be otherwise.
13:53 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟑 – 𝐒𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐨 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥 & 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡
This time we are in the municipality of Sipoo, as we continue with a new morning.
It is on the way to beautiful Medieval Porvoo (Borgå).
I’ll link a scene filmed in Porvoo in the description below or in the top right corner of your screen.
In this landscape you can see 2 beautiful churches. I decided to film the next scene here because i also want to talk a little bit about history.
The coat of arms of Sipoo refers to the origin story of the settlement.
According to which the ancestors would have arrived on a viking ship.
The bow was decorated with a wolf’s head and the wave refers to the Sipoo River.
The new church of Sipoo, built in the year 1885. Is a red brick church building, built in Neo-Gothic architecture.
The old church started to get small as the parish grew in the 19th century.
It was also feared that it would collapse. Plans were made for a new church in Tiilimäki (Brick Hill), which previously served as a cemetery.
Both church bells were brought from the old church. The current organ, from Denmark, dates from 1951.
It was the first neo-baroque organ in Finland.
The church was renovated 50 years after its completion and geothermal heating was installed in 2001.
The Old Church or St. Sigfrid’s Church is a medieval greystone church built between 1450-1454.
The church was built by the so-called ‘Master of Pernaja’, an unknown church builder of German origin.
He worked from the 1430s to the 1460s and built a total of 5 similar churches in Southern Finland.
The building was restored in the 1930s.
Inside you can still sense the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The walls and vaults are decorated with paintings from the 15th century.
It is a popular wedding venue in the summer.
26:58 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟒 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐉ä𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐩ää
In this scene, we are walking on the edge of Vanhankylänniemi, a peninsula in Lake Tuusula.
The sun is once again shining bright. However, with -9°c it is the coldest of all 6 mornings.
At such temperatures, the air feels clean and pure.
This pedestrian road will eventually lead us to the town of Järvenpää which can be seen in the distance.
Järvenpää translates to ‘Head of the lake’.
35:24 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟓 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝
Welcome to the wetlands of Rantamo. Located on the western shore of Lake Tuusula.
It is a popular spot for bird watchers, a common bird in this region are Waders or shorebirds.
Even during the harsh winter it is possible to spot these birds from the hillside.
The red building hiding behind the hill is a farm.
42:09 𝐒𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝟎𝟔 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝
The last and final scene yet filmed first on 1 March is on the edge of the Lemmenlaakso forest.
It is a quiet and peaceful road for the people who live here.
I think it perfectly represents the Finnish image.
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