Great manor house (Part 6), Pöytyä, Finland

My last photos from the manor house. Upstairs was maybe my favourite part of the house. When we were downstairs there was signs of well-being and wealth everywhere and it was exciting because we have mostly been in more modest houses. But I think upstairs was more atmospheric and moving with its personal letters and invites to funerals, old educational and religious books, sewings and locked rooms which got my imagination to fly.

When we climbed up to the storehouse we faced a haunting scene: dozens of shining white cow skulls and bones. It was quite eerie especially because we didn't first identify which animal they were from. There was also cute red barrel sauna next to the house. It was locked so we weren't able to go in but for me it made the whole yard look much more sympathetic and less lonesome. I believe that this little barrel sauna has often helped to forget the sorrows and troubles of the day and offered comforting warmth in difficult times. Everybody should have a place like that and it made me a good feeling that people of that beautiful house had their own.

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