This is the upper part of Mankinjoki river rapids in winter.
On the background you can see the oldest one arch stone vaulted bridge still in use in Finland. The bridge is from year 1777-1778. The bridge place was already belonging to the middle age coastal road between Turku and Viipuri. This bridge was built when Gustav III, the king of Sweden visited Espoonkartano Manor (found 1556), which is located just next to the bridge.
This is the real winter, glad that we have gotten some snow too, the mountains have more than enough in the meantime. With good winter gear there is no worries, just go and enjoy, feel the cold, the matter. This is nearly a b/w, you can hardly tell. A very fine compo, I find the bridge works well and connects with "water" perfectly.
That is impressive that a bridge has lasted so long in such a challenging climate. (oh well, al least you don't have termites. I remember trying to take a photo of a river with icicles like this. Your image now shows me a good way to frame it. Kittos, Pat
A very cold scene and not many colours present. Do you have the same amount of snow this winter? The old bridge barely visible, but it adds interest to the picture.
ellelloo (2019/01/17 06:49:01): Hej Gunnar,
Thanks for your comments! We might have this morning the same amount of snow, because it snowed all night. But actually I cannot remember how much snow we actually had in December 2009. :-)
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