Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 15

It’s time to join Ice Swimmer on his walk around Harakka.

Chapter 15 – East

Emerging from the Wetland ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The bird watching shelter we visited earlier is on the right. Sunday was definitely brighter than Saturday. Across the water are the island Särkkä and Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

Sunshine and Fog in East ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Once again we can see it was both sunny and foggy.

Sun and Vellamo ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The Vellamo building is a Nature Education Centre for children.

Birch ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

This is one of the birches next to the path on the eastern shore of Harakka. It isn’t the same birch we saw in the summer series. I think that we would come across it if we walked ahead. However, we’ll go to another direction.

Nature Centre and Solar Power ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The building on the left is the Harakka Nature Centre. In the front yard the mirror and the solar panel are used for demonstrating how solar power can be utilized.

Uphill ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

There is a path uphill that starts around the corner of the Nature Centre.

Stairs and Artists’ Building ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Continuing uphill, we would get back to the Artists’ Building.

In the next installment we’ll be going to the top of the island.

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 14


  1. voyager says

    There’s a lot of rich rich colour in this set of photos. The oranges and greens in the birch picture are phenomenal. My favourite, though, is the Sun and Vellamo. The light in that photo is downright magical.

  2. rq says

    voyager basically said what I wanted to say, that the third photo is full of magic. As for colour, my favourite are the second, fifth and that final flight of stairs.

  3. Nightjar says

    The final flight of stairs is wonderful, but I think my favourite is the second one. I see six layers and each one is beautiful and captivating: the vegetation with little wildflowers, the pond that sustains all that green, the smooth rock that’s just asking to be walked on barefoot, the sea reflecting the most beautiful pale tones, the horizon which actually has a lot going on, and finally the sky displaying a relaxing colour gradient. I just love that picture.

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