Crows on the Railing.

From Ice Swimmer: These crows were relatively unconcerned of being photographed. The place is the bridge to the island Seurasaari, home to an open-air museum in which there are traditional wooden buildings transplanted from all over Finland, which would have been demolished otherwise. Click for full size!

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  1. Ice Swimmer says

    Being used to hooded crows, the solid black crows look exotic for me.

    The island Seurasaari can’t be seen in any of these photos they are all taken in the direction of the mainland.

    The beige/yellow building in the first picture is the former Presidential Residence, Tamminiemi, which is the museum for the long-time (in office 1956-81), controversial, President Urho Kekkonen nowadays.

  2. jazzlet says

    Ooooh hoodies, I love them, but we don’t usually get them this far south, I have to go to Scotland for my fix.

    I do like museums like that, especially if they have a dwellings of all classes.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, all!

    jazzlet @ 5

    Seurasaari is like that, the buildings range from the most humble chimneyless (smoke-heated) huts and unheated storage buildings to whole farmsteads to a church, a parsonage and a manor house. Also there are church boats (long rowboats for going to church on Sunday) and a tar boat (for transporting tar from the forests down the rivers to the city to be exported).

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