Havsvidden
 

Havsvidden

Only native Ålänningar may own land on Åland. However, some clever person figured out that while owning land is restricted to natives, one can set up a corporation, let it own the land, and then sell off the usage rights to lots as shares. As long as a native is majority-owner in the corporation, it is all fine legally.

This is what happened at Havsvidden. The older generations are of course up in arms about it, but as of now there is little they can do to halt the influx of rich Swedes.

I don't care much for the houses, but the cliffs near the sea were great to get some long exposure shots of the sea as it churned.

2008-08-01 23:26

Åland 2008, Havsvidden

2008-08-01 23:32

Åland 2008, Havsvidden

2008-08-01 23:36

Åland 2008, Havsvidden

2008-08-01 23:03

Åland 2008, Havsvidden

2008-08-03, updated 2012-01-24