Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 2

It’s time for the next chapter in Ice Swimmer’s series.

Chapter 2 – Top of the Island on Saturday

View Southeast from the Top and a Ship. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Benches for Enjoying the View. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The places are the same as in summer. The light and the atmosphere not so.

Artists’ Building. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The Artists’ building is to the north of the top of the island.

Wind Power and Autumn Colours. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The wind turbine is to the west.

Fortified. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Entrance. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

As Harakka had a long-time military presence, there are fortifications. Fireweed is no longer in bloom as it was in the summer.

Casemate. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The casemates were used for storing ammo.

Next time we shall see pictures from the second autumnal visit to Harakka, which I did the next day, Sunday.

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 1 (link to previous post)


  1. Nightjar says

    The light and atmosphere are wonderful in all photos, but I am in love with the second one. It’s such a peaceful image, I feel better and more relaxed just looking at it. Thanks, Ice Swimmer, I needed this today.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Nightjar @ 1

    The picture is taken in your direction, approximately.

    The slight fog did a lot of good to the photos.

    Thank you!

  3. rq says

    Beautiful colours! The autumn fog only adds to the atmosphere.
    The second photo stands out because of the expectant bench (also love the colour of the wood), and I like the mystery of the closed door in the last photo.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, rq!

    In the summer, if some of the artists keeps an exhibition there, one might get a look inside, though of course publishing photos could be iffy then.

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