Saturday, January 22, 2011

Winter Gates

Gates of Winter

This is Upper Välsta. Looks a bit snowed in here doesn't it. The white building today belongs to Christina whom you have met here before. Välsta became a farm sometime during the Iron Age. That was back when Tungelsta was known as Thungirsta. On one of my visits (when there was no snow), Christina showed me the remains of a Domarring from the Bronze Age. A couple of decades ago the little village still had a genuine old feel to it, but that is not the case today as some of the old buildings are gone and a few new ones have been built. You have a decent view over the surrounding areas from Upper Välsta and you can actually see the old tree from here.

17 comments:

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Excellent photo - white and black.

Birdman said...

Love the snow at the gateway. Interesting history too today.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo Steffe!

Martin Singleton said...

Quite like Winter scenes, really like this one!

Lisa Wilson said...

The snow is so deep!

Leif Hagen said...

I think Christina should FIRE her snow removal service people - they're doing a terrible job!
What an impressive house and entrance gate!

sweffling said...

Lovely use of black and white on pristine snow. So elegant.

Interesting history too, thanks.

RedPat said...

Looks like they are away for the winter! Lovely property.

Gunn said...

What a beautiful place!!:)

CaT said...

oow, so pretty!

Kitty said...

really gorgeous. I love it.

I especially love how simple the gate is. It could so easily be this ornate thing. Very 'country', as a result.

Jack said...

A nice symmetrical winter scene. Interesting that others see this as monochrome . . . I noticed the red highlights above the windows.

Jacob said...

Such a beautiful composition. But nobody's going through that gate for awhile - any direction!

Steffe said...

Ha ha, good one Leif. There's of course two entrances to this place, so no one needs to be fired!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonderful. Can't believe how much snow you have

Sharon Creech said...

Such an elegant gate and 'avenue' of frosted trees . . .

Albert said...

Than wonder of photographs.

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