A view to my childhood summer

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This is the scenery of my childhood summer holidays: River Heinäjoki running thru the village of Pihtipudas. On July 21st 1969, in a house nearby, 5 o'clock in the morning, I saw a man in a b/w TV screen taking mankind's first steps on the Moon.

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Comments (18)

Andreyspb on February 7, 2013

What a wonderful landscape! The reflections are just beautiful! Your childhood recollections must be very nice..:) Like

Greetings, Andrey

&ri.co on February 20, 2013

very nice work!!! like

CHO PIGU on February 23, 2013

Hello OlliVesa!

Fantastic scenery breathtaking!!


ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

Ofenhocker1 on February 26, 2013

Beautiful shot.L

OlliVesa on February 26, 2013

Andrey, &ri.co, ちょぴぐ and Ofenhocker1

I feel priviledged having received your comments, dear photographers.

The idea of presenting a dear place in a photo made me feel a special kind of anxiety: it filled me with stories of people who once belonged there but who have now disappeared in the haze of time.

Dust... on March 4, 2013

liKe it ! amitié des pyrénées

Diane MP on March 7, 2013

These are the places that live in our minds forever - the special childhood places. Don't we remember them as divine? Yours is, certainly! LIKE this gorgeous photo.

OlliVesa on March 19, 2013

Thanks for your time, georgesfeelgood and Diane. I came here once again to see the trees that I was climbing years ago. And I remember playing football with my grandfather on the yard, on left, behind the trees. His moves were so smooth and tricky. Where is he today?

EmyKla on March 20, 2013

Hello OlliVesa and thanks for your visit. Your comments are always important and full of details, I apreciate it. For the picture, I think is a great shot and the reflex of the sky on the water is excellent. LIKE, see you!

*goran on April 5, 2013

Very nice!

sigma12 on August 27, 2013

Idyllische Landschaft, sehr schöne Reflexionen, Olli, L! Herzliche Grüße, Marina

OlliVesa on January 6, 2014

Hi, EmyKla & *goran & sigma12, and all others,too!

Days in the north have finally turned to grow lighter and longer, promising there might be another summer ahead. Last night I had a dream of swimming in this river, swimming across it, to the right side river bank where women used to wash carpets while kids were jumping to water from a jetty. Seems that I should visit the place after many years, although doing this kind of breaks my heart every time. The ghosts of my grandparents haven't left the place yet. Their house had the most beautiful veranda I've ever seen in my life. In my minds eyes I can see the red and white fishing calendar of 1963 hanging beside the door...

janamare26 on January 14, 2014

Very beautiful view and photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Christos Theodorou on January 30, 2014

Idyllic place & magnificent photo! Kind regards

OlliVesa on February 2, 2014

Thanks, Mirjana & Christos. This place makes to believe in time travel.

aggeliki.k on February 4, 2014

A magnificent picture! !


my greetings

Henk Bouwers on February 8, 2014

like. Gr Henk

蒂芙尼林 on August 28, 2014

Hi, OlliVesa

stunning capture and nice composition L&F

thank you very much for your visit to my gallery

best regard Tiffany Liem

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 28, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by OlliVesa
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2009/08/14 12:55:22
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash