What else do you need? An attic room with a view
to the south,
a birch, a rose hedge, a strawberry field,
a bending river, a rapid, a bridge, a river bank
and the church tower glowing in the morning sun.
The poem is Zacharias Topelius' (18181898)
description of the view from his childhood home
Kuddnäs just north of Nykarleby in Finland.
That view and many others from the past you
can experience on this site.
Nykarleby, in the middle, Stockholm,