Seasonal Landscapes by Hannes Palang, Helen Sooväli, Anu Printsmann

By Hannes Palang, Helen Sooväli, Anu Printsmann

Seasonality is so visible that we quite often ignore it while doing panorama learn. Seasonality is the interface the place people and nature fairly have interaction. Seasonality is expressed either within the normal rhythms of the panorama in addition to in human life. Seasonality creates various styles of use and looks in spatial practices, work, human behaviour. additionally, seasonality itself adjustments including societal alterations – in agricultural societies, summer season was the operating season and wintry weather the resting one; now we're a growing number of used to summer season holidays.

Landscapes are seasonal either when it comes to time and area, the limits among seasons are celebrated – do various seasonalities impact additionally our mindsets? more often than not we speak about (and paint and research) summer time landscapes, yet there are greater than that. there are occasions with much less mild, much less leaves at the bushes to steer visibility, instances whilst wet or snow make areas inaccessible. should still seasonality be taken into consideration in making plans, and if definite, then how?

This booklet reviews seasonal panorama in Scandinavia and Brazil, at the Aegean islands and in ecu mountains, in agriculture tourism, in towns and within the geographical region.

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The collection of fodder for farm animals kept indoors in winter would serve as an example of the latter. The book presents the problem of winter, its causes and effects, and then examines solutions to the problem. The authors trace how the image of the wintery north took shape in the descriptions of Olaus Magnus in his history of the northern peoples, first published in 1555, and his earlier depiction of winter features on his Carta Marina of 1539. Travellers to Finland have subsequently been fascinated and awed by the hardships of winter.

They began as a working-class phenomenon and were used in the summer for growing vegetables, fruit and flowers, as well as for recreation and social activities. Small cabins were generally erected. Other seasonal landscapes indirectly associated with manufacturing include summer cabins on the seashore, in the forest or in the mountains, seaside resorts, skiing resorts and other holiday destinations within Norden and during the last fifty years increasingly abroad. Beaches in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, and increasingly further afield, are popular among holiday-makers from the Nordic countries.

1965; Ouren 1969; Langdalen 1980; 1992; Kaltenborn 1997a; 1997b; 1998; Flognfeldt 1996; 2001; 2002; 2004; Williams & Kaltenborn 1999). Ethnologists in Norway have investigated the vacation cottage as a place of recreation and symbol (Rosander 1988; 1990; 1992), with studies ranging from Finnmark (Eggset 1991) to the landscape of summer cabins on the shores of Oslofjorden (Grimstad & Lyngø 1989a; 1989b; 1992; 1993; Grimstad 1991; Hald 1992b). Studies have also been made of the historical appropriation by the urban bourgeoisie of areas of common land surrounding Norwegian towns for summer homes, becoming later in many cases permanent dwellings (Hald 1992a; Otnes 2002, 5-33).

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