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March 1, 2010

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d’Hollola

This medieval grey stone church in Hollola (nearby town of Hollola) was built between 1495-1510. Church is dedicated to Virgin Mary. Church is very interesting inside due to many wooden statues. One of the most important is Virgin Mary.

Church has been restored in 1934-1935 and 2004-2006 it was renovated again. Latest renovation was done very successfully. Altar piece is from the end of the 17th century and who painted is not known. Pulpit is carved in 1651 by Finnish carpenter Nils Bengtsson. Its triumph crucifix is dates from the year 1430. Also there is small statue where Virgin Mary holds Christ in her arms. Doors of this church are splendid with many decorations. I like very much riding statue of St. George in porch. Church’s seating capacity is for 550 persons. Bell tower was under restauration, what a pity.

Esta iglesia gris medieval de piedra en Hollola (el pueblicito cercana de Hollola) fue construida entre 1495-1510. La iglesia está dedicada a Virgen María. La iglesia es muy interesante dentro porque hay muchas estatuas de madera. Uno del más importante es Virgen María.

La iglesia ha sido restaurada en 1934-1935 y 2004-2006 fue restaurada otra vez. Ultima renovación fue hecha muy exitosamente. El pedazo de altar es del fin del siglo XVII y quién lo pintó no es conocido. El púlpito es tallado en 1651 por un carpintero finlandesa Bengtsson. Su crucifijo del triunfo es del año 1430. También hay una pequeña estatua donde Virgen María tiene Cristo en sus brazos. Las puertas de esta iglesia son espléndidas con muchas decoraciones. Quiero mucho la estatua de S. George cabalgando en el porche. La cabida de la iglesia es para 550 personas. Campanario fue en restauración, lo que es una lástima.

Cette église de pierre grise médiévale dans Hollola (la commune proche de Hollola) a été construite entre 1495-1510. L’église est dédié à la Vierge Marie. L’église intéresse beaucoup parce que il y à beaucoup de statues en bois. Une des plus importante est la Vierge Marie.

L’église a été restaurée dans 1934-1935 et 2004-2006 elle a été encore restaurée. La dernière restauration a été faite très avec succès. Le retable est de la fin du 17e siècle et qui la a peint n’est pas su. La chaire est taillée dans 1651 par le charpentier Finlandais Bengtsson. Son crucifix de triomphe est de l’an 1430. Aussi il y a la petite statue où Vierge Marie tient Christ dans ses bras. Les portes de cette église sont merveilleux avec beaucoup de décorations. J’aime beaucoup la statue de St. George voyageant dans la porche. La capacité de l’église est pour 550 personnes pour d’ être assis. Le clocher était en cours de restauration, quel dommage.

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

Church of Hollola / iglesia de Hollola / Église d'Hollola

20 Comments »

  1. Good evening, Matti
    also, this church is very beautiful in their own way. The paintings on the walls, the images and characters are up to the most necessary, is limited. I think the condition of the doors and figures we see that the church is very old, but has remained in good condition. I am grateful that I could look at this page and look forward to the next pictures of you. I wish you and Anja all the best for your health and daily ways. Thank you for your nice comment. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — March 1, 2010 @ 23:54 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      It is so nice to read Christel that You liked this medieval stone church also.

      Comment by sartenada — March 2, 2010 @ 07:50 | Reply

  2. What a beautiful church built in cobblestone. Those brick arched doors are fabulous with such intricate details and the old wood. Those are very interesting wooden statues, and I haven’t seen anything like them before. Wow, what a church. I haven’t ever been inside one this old! The craftsmanship is wonderful and it must have taken years to build the church.

    Comment by Anna — March 2, 2010 @ 00:50 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Personally I appreciate highly craftsmanship, it does not matter was it inside a church or inside a public building. Very good that You found those wooden statues interesting.

      Comment by sartenada — March 2, 2010 @ 07:53 | Reply

  3. Very, very cool. What a beautiful old church. Those statues are so unique. Every thing looks so old. I love the worn wood doors with the iron details. I find it interesting that many of the gravestones on the outside almost looks new.

    Comment by kateri — March 2, 2010 @ 02:43 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      So nice that You noticed those gravestones. Yes indeed, some seems to be new. One possibility is that families have been renewed them or they were simply “lucky” to have graves so close to the church. During decennies and centuries graveyard will become too small and then it must be expanded. So has it happened in many cases when I visited in those about 350 churches. Oldest grave stone I have seen were from 18th century.

      Comment by sartenada — March 2, 2010 @ 08:04 | Reply

  4. That’s very interesting to me. Our history here in the west just doesn’t go all that far back, except for the Native cultures which are not well documented. It’s wonderful to see that old structure still looking so good! A beautiful place!

    Comment by montucky — March 2, 2010 @ 05:45 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      I am glad that You found this post interesting. That was “funny” to read in Your message about Native cultures in Your country. Last fall I visited in exceptional good exhibition telling about the life and the times of Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull was the chief of Lakota indians (about 1831-1890) That was “whopping” interesting to many in my country. Some day I’ll show some photos from this exhibition. I know that I meandered, but it is my weakness, sorry.

      http://www.vapriikki.net/sittingbull/inenglish.php

      Comment by sartenada — March 2, 2010 @ 08:09 | Reply

      • I would be interesting to know more about that exhibition. In this part of the country, there are no structures left by the old cultures (as you have in this beautiful church), but there are petroglyphs and pictographs; no real recorded history, but some that has been passed down by word of mouth. I live near an Indian reservation and have spent a fair amount of time there and with those people and have a deep appreciation for them.

        Comment by montucky — March 2, 2010 @ 17:16 | Reply

      • Wow Montucky.

        I have been interestied in Indians since my childhood! I guess that You checked my link (in English). What was honoring us, was that Sitting Bull’s daughter’s grandchild Ernie LaPointe, 61, opened it!!!

        Here is also link (in Finnish), where is at the end isvideo from that exhibition and Ernie LaPointe is also talking in it few words. Tomorrow, I’ll send to You a letter.

        http://www.mtv3.fi/uutiset/kulttuuri.shtml/arkistot/kulttuuri/2009/06/897483

        Comment by sartenada — March 2, 2010 @ 17:49 | Reply

  5. Once more, exceptional photos of a very wonderful church! I too will look forward to your Blog about the Sitting Bull Exhibition.

    Comment by jackiequeen — March 3, 2010 @ 01:12 | Reply

    • Thank You Jackie.

      I’ll promise that Sitting Bull will be published next week.

      Comment by sartenada — March 3, 2010 @ 07:44 | Reply

  6. That is a beautiful church, the stone, the style, the scuptures, the windows, the interior. I love old churches and that one is spectacular. Nothing like that over here.

    Comment by Candace — March 3, 2010 @ 03:47 | Reply

    • Hello Candace.

      So nice to read Your comment. Always when I publish a post about our churches, I am thinking is this enough interessant because in the world there are so many beautiful churches.

      Comment by sartenada — March 3, 2010 @ 07:47 | Reply

  7. The doors on this church are amazing! I have all steel doors in my house (it is good to keep out the cold and heat throughout the year).😦

    -Emily

    Comment by Miss Em — March 5, 2010 @ 21:06 | Reply

    • Hi Emily.

      So nice to read that You found this church beautiful. Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — March 6, 2010 @ 10:35 | Reply

  8. Bonjour Sartenada

    Vos églises sont très belles.
    je vous souhaite une excellente journée.
    Amitiés
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — November 24, 2010 @ 09:44 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Mecri beaucoup. Je suis très heureux de ton commentaire.

      Bonne journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — November 24, 2010 @ 10:48 | Reply

  9. I’m so glad you linked to this in my comments – it is such a beautiful church. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Writing Letters & Postcards — February 10, 2012 @ 07:50 | Reply

    • Hello Writing Letters & Postcards.

      I am very glad that You like this church.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 10, 2012 @ 10:17 | Reply


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