Friday, December 5, 2014
Monuments, Light House, by Sirkka Jalava
Hello again everybody! The time flies, it is a long time I not have been here. I have visited and looked at your wonderful artworks now and then, but have not had time or more energie to paint anything suitable here. No the theme is monuments and that is interesting. We in Finland have the Independence Day to day and we remember all who have been loost in the many wars our land has got to go through. We have monuments in every village that reminds us of our passed time. But I have no photos of them now. In stead of that I think on other monuments, the many lighthouses around the land. They are so beautiful, bastant reminding of old times seafaring. They were placed on small, tiny islands, almost only rocks coming up from the sea. In old times there lived people watching that everything functioned. Whole families could live on the light house islands. Now lighthouses do not have people permanent there, they are automaticly functioned. And they are popular tourist objects. People can take a regular boat to the island out in the sea, spend a day there, even stay over nigth.