Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn Vs. Winter

Husby


Rural Winter Landscape

This is Husby in Österhaninge. I shot the autumn photo a few days ago when I was out on a bike ride. The winter version is from a few winters ago. Husby dates back two thousand years. There is a grave site from that period here. The farm got it's name 1500 years ago. There was many Husby farms in Sweden back then as it was a place where farmers paid their taxes to the king. Since that time the farm has had many different owners. I have a post with some nice photos of the current owners, where they are out harvesting hay and you can see and read about that here.

16 comments:

Olivier said...

les deux sont superbes, mais j'ai une petite preference pour l'hiver.

brattcat said...

Nicely done, Steffe. Beautiful light in both, but I love the warmth of the autumn shot and shiver in anticipation of what the second evokes.

B SQUARED said...

It's hard to believe it could stay a farm for that long.

CaT said...

i like these pics!

Sharon Creech said...

Beautiful comparison shots. In the top photo, I especially love the way the light, coming from the right, illuminates the ends of the red buildings.

Halcyon said...

Both scenes are really beautiful! But I have a small preference for the winter scene. The sky is bluer.

Pedro D. H. said...

I hope one day I know a place like that...

Linnea said...

I think this place looks splendid no matter what season it is! Well done!

VP said...

Winter has its own solemn beauty, but autumn is still my favorite season, even in your pictures.

RedPat said...

The winter shot looks wonderful but I know it is cold especially with that sky. Love them both.

Jack said...

Steffe, each photo is a jewel but together they are an education.

Kitty said...

so neat to see these two photos side by side.

I can imagine it is quiet and lovely in the winter.

sophie said...

oooooooooooooh!!! I love this! I'd love to live there! is amazing! great photos!

Andy said...

With the white snow the winter scene looks so much more cleaner. Nice comparison.

jersuji said...

It looks picturesque.

But, you said here was grave site.
Hasn't a legend here like ghost, phantom story?

Steffe said...

I haven't heard any ghost stories from Husby, but if you walk a kilometre down the road to the Medieval church, chances are that you will meet the ghost of the man who built the leaning church tower.