Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 20, 2009

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

In English:

How are pulpits looking in Finnish churches? Are they same looking? My collection of 41 pulpits is presenting pulpits of small churches on countryside as some of those of bigger ones in cities.

En español:

¿Cómo están púlpitos en iglesias finlandesas? Mi colección presenta 41 púlpitos de pequeñas iglesias en el campo como también algunos de ésos de grandes ciudades.

En francais:

Comment sont ils les chaires dans les églises finlandaises? Ma collection de 41 chaires Vous présente des chaires de petites églises de provinces comme aussi ceux-là de plus grande églises dans les villes.

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Comparing pulpits / Comparando púlpitos / Comparant chaires

Pulpit of the world's biggest wooden church in the world

Pulpit of the world's biggest wooden church in the world

11 Comments »

  1. these churches look so well preserved…..are they from late 1700 or late 1800

    Comment by seanfraser — November 22, 2009 @ 10:16 | Reply

    • Hello Sean.

      Thank You leaving Your comment here. It delighted me very much, because I am “specialized” with church photos. When in 2004 I started to take digital photos, my first photos were from churches (outside / inside). Outside photos are “piece of cake”, but inside are not. The most difficult problem here is lack of light. If I am using flash, it destroys original colors and tones.

      Answer to Your question that these churches here vary from about 1450 upto 1900. The most oldest church (church of Porvoo) has been built in the 15th century and its oldest parts are dating from the 13th century.

      I have used here to these photos my three digital cameras, Panasonic Lumix DMC FX7 (5.0 Megapixel CCD) from 2004, Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-1 (8.4 Megapixel 16:9 aspect CCD ) from 2006 and Nikon D300 (12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor) from 2008. Now I have photographed more than 340 churches in Finland. From every church I take from 15-50 photos. I am quite sure that one cannot say with which camera each photo has been taken, because those Panasonic cameras has been equipped with Leica high quality lenses. BTW, I do not own tripod. If somebody is interested about chuch names, so move mouse pointer over the photo to get the name.

      One interesting observation is that also on graveyards there are great art to be photographed. This I noticed for the time in Paris on Perelachaise cemetery about ten years ago. Regards.

      Comment by sartenada — November 22, 2009 @ 10:41 | Reply

  2. That is a lot of pulpits and they’re all so different. I really like the one that curves entirely around.

    Comment by Maggie — November 22, 2009 @ 17:27 | Reply

    • Hi Maggie.

      Thank You for Your comment. I remember that church very well, because the parish was so “poor” that they did not had any altarpiece in that church.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by sartenada — November 22, 2009 @ 17:34 | Reply

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  4. Thank you for looking at my cemetery watercolor sketches (I’m writing from the USA/Texas). I am fascinated with your war monuments and spent a great deal of time looking at them. But even more, I’m enthralled with these pulpit photos. I wish I could see/paint pulpits such as these in America. That kind of art never reached this side of the ocean. Fabulous photography, thank you.

    Comment by davidtripp — May 27, 2011 @ 17:02 | Reply

    • Hello David.

      Oh, thank You for this nice comment. I am so glad that You found this my post. It is making part of posts in which I present wooden and stone churches, bell towers, memorials, church art, chandeliers and altars. I started to notice this kind of things “too late”. When I started to take photos in my country, I did not “see” these things. One has to accustomed to see different art inside churches and also outside. If You read my comment, then take a glance on bell towers. They are unique.

      So, I wish a very happy week-end to You and Yours.

      Comment by sartenada — May 28, 2011 @ 10:18 | Reply

  5. Oh, my gosh to the moon and back!

    These pulpits are stunning! Exquisite. Unlike any I’ve ever seen.

    How I’d love to visit the churches you’ve seen, but… since I’m here in TX so far away… your photos are the perfect solution to this inquiring mind’s wanting to learn more and more about the places you visit.

    You’re an awesome photographer, and your work certainly shows it!

    My hat’s off to you, kiddo! And a huge hello to Matti as well.

    And thanks for visiting my blog. I really and truly appreciate your time and comments!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — September 11, 2011 @ 02:07 | Reply

    • Hi Deli.

      You cannot understand how happy I am when reading Your nice comment.

      BTW, I am Matti, but Sartenada is my pseudo name.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by sartenada — September 11, 2011 @ 08:54 | Reply

  6. You have put together a splendid collection of pulpits here Matti, they are exquisite and I believe rather more elaborate than those I’ve seen in England. Thank you for bringing them to my attention. Best wishes Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 9, 2016 @ 10:24 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I am very glad that You loved them. Our countryside offers nice surprises. Thank You.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 9, 2016 @ 10:34 | Reply


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