I’ve just started to proof a shoot done in the area of Loviisa and RuotsinPyhtää. A beautiful, beautiful area encompossing 18th century smithies, sawmills, fortresses, and castles. And the location of some of the biggest sea battles in Europe (Imperial Czarist Russia vs Imperial Sweden) took place in the waterways in front of these areas. Pyhtää the town also has an interesting history in that it was split in half along the river Kymi from the Treaty of Turku in the 1700s. The forge and ironworks ended up on the Swedish owned side. The rest of the village on the Russian side.
Above: The bridge that once divided a country
Below: Battlements and fortifications from the 1700s