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Photographer's Note

This is a typical view of the Swedish countryside. Lakes are so numerous and people have lake huts built on the shores, where they can come and spend some time at the weekend, or where they keep their boat.
However, nowadays, the building laws are more restrictive too, and people owning land by a lake find it difficult to get planning permission.
The brownish red colour is also typical of buildings in the countryside: It's not a paint; it's a tint made with copper which is very common because of all the copper mines in the country, the most famous being in Falun.
This tint protects the wood very well, and gives the buildings a nice colour, especially, when it's lined with white, which gives them a very typical, picturesque look.
It is used on the huts, the farm buildings and the houses, which are built of wood most of the time.
In WS, I will add some other buildings stained with that tint.

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