Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 13, 2009

Old church of Petajavesi / Iglesia vieja de Petajavesi / vieille église de Petajavesi

In English:

The old church at Petajavesi (Pine Water) was built in 1763-1764 is situated Jamsa (Finland).This wooden church has been accepted to the Unesco world inheritance catalogue due to its strong handicraft tradition.

En español:

La iglesia vieja en Petajavesi (Agua de Pino) fue construida en 1763-1764 y se halla en Jamsa (Finlandia). La iglesia de Petajavesi ha sido aceptada al catálogo de la herencia del mundo de Unesco para su tradición fuerte de la artesanía.

En francais:

La vieille église de Petajavesi (Eau de Pin) a été incorporé 1763-1764 et on peut le trouver dans Jamsa (Finlande). L’église de Petajavesi a été
acceptée à l’Unesco catalogue d’héritage mondial pour sa tradition d’artisanate forte.

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

Old wooden church of Petajavesi

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Old wooden church of Petäjävesi

Old wooden church of Petäjävesi

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21 Comments »

  1. the strangest church i’ve ever seen, thx for sharing.
    BTW, about Madeira, i think it has flowers during all the year, even in winter.

    Comment by thelocalguide — November 13, 2009 @ 14:39 | Reply

    • Thank You Thelocalguide. Yes it is. I have been there three times now and every time I found something to see. About Madeira, Okay.

      Comment by sartenada — November 13, 2009 @ 16:52 | Reply

  2. What a beautiful old church!

    Comment by Jack Nelson — November 13, 2009 @ 17:49 | Reply

    • Thank You Jack. I am glad that You took a look at this quite peculiar church. Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — November 13, 2009 @ 17:51 | Reply

  3. I love the church. It reminds me of stuff we have learned about in my Architecture class in terms of wood and eastern european architecture before the 15oos. Those are also some great pictures to go with it.

    Comment by Maggie — November 15, 2009 @ 22:50 | Reply

    • Hello Maggie.

      How happy I am when reading Your comment concerning this church. Although I have been visiting like in Milano, Vatican, Rome, Madrid, Paris, London, San Fransisco, Zürich, Geneve, Aachen, Hamburg Liechetenstein (Vaduz), Amsterdam, Brussels, Toronto, Leningrad, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Bogota, Quito, Caracas, Guatemala city, Tokio, Singapore, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Copenhague, Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Athens, Iraclion, Santorini, Frankfurt, Bremen, München, Gohren, Konstanz, Kressbron, Lindau, Mainau, Rouen and in many, many other cities, in those cities there are remarkably splendid churches which really are worth for visit, but they do not have anything like this – old wooden, historical churches.

      Comment by sartenada — November 16, 2009 @ 07:18 | Reply

  4. Wonderful photos, showing us a very unique building. Thank you.

    Comment by jackiequeen — November 19, 2009 @ 02:03 | Reply

  5. Hello Jackiequeen. I am glad about Your comment. This church is really different from those what we can see generally everythere. Also this church differs from those other old wooden churches we have here.

    Comment by sartenada — November 19, 2009 @ 08:00 | Reply

  6. This church is exceptional. I would love to visit it some day!

    Comment by tidepooler — November 19, 2009 @ 08:08 | Reply

  7. Hi Tidepooler. Thank You visiting my site and leaving so nice comment. I wish to You happy day.

    Comment by sartenada — November 19, 2009 @ 08:18 | Reply

  8. Absolutely gorgeous church. Love wooden churches! Thanks for visiting my blog, looks like we are on the same topic. Nothing better than a little collaboration

    Comment by Andri Kyrychok — May 1, 2012 @ 15:27 | Reply

    • Hi Andri.

      Thank You for Your comment. Wooden churches are close to my heart too.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2012 @ 16:21 | Reply

  9. Thanks so much for linking me to this, a great post! Beautiful church!

    Comment by mailmon — June 4, 2012 @ 23:24 | Reply

    • Hello Monica.

      You are welcome. I am happy that You liked this “not so usual looking” wooden church in Finland.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 5, 2012 @ 06:26 | Reply

  10. This church looks like one we visited in Kopparberg, Sweden. This town was a mining town and apparently had a large Finnish population. Similar design and construction. Very interesting!

    Comment by Rosh — February 24, 2014 @ 10:56 | Reply

    • Hello Rosh.

      Thank You for Your comment and interesting information. It is very possible that there is large Finnish population, because in Sweden there is 426000 Finns. My late ant moved to Stockholm, Sweden in the fifties and died there also.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 24, 2014 @ 11:35 | Reply

  11. I’ve tried to open all the photos , but up to now I’ve only managed to see a few of them…
    I’ll try again because I’m very much interested in all your posts!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — July 16, 2014 @ 14:52 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      I hope that You will have success to my photos, although they are old. Do You have slow connection?

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2014 @ 07:10 | Reply

  12. Beautiful photos of this stunning wooden church, I adore it! Thank you for sending me the link Matti.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — August 20, 2016 @ 10:55 | Reply

    • Hi.

      I am glad that You loved this church. If it is gorgeous inside, but so it is impressive looking outside also.

      Thank You.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2016 @ 11:58 | Reply


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