white lace curtains blowing in the gentle breeze,
carrying the scent of the sea.

the owner with her floaty red hair
& stories of her grandmother.
she & her sister were identical twins 
who when they reached the age of 102
became the oldest identical twins in the world at the time,
& newspapers came over to write.  

stories of the most alluring white villa in the neighbourhood
with a glass veranda overlooking the sea
that now stands empty & deserted.
the owners of this lovingly restored manor just a stone's throw away
are doing everything in their power to save it. 
i will watch that space
& have enormous respect for those who take these old houses
& breathe new life into them. 

all pictures were taken at Kvarnbo Gästhem
on the Åland Islands this summer.