Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 12, 2012

Espoo Cathedral / Catedral de Espoo / Cathédrale d’Espoo

In English:

This Cathedral was built around 1480. The bell tower is from 1767. The red upper part of bell tower was renovated between 1868 and 1869. Inside the vaults and walls there are nice murals. Mainly they are from the 1510s. These kinds of mural paintings are typical in my country in our medieval churches.

My photos I took in 2005, 2008 and 2011. So, my set of photos is a real mixture of the use of different cameras in various lights. This church can be reached easily from Helsinki by bus in 45 minutes.

En español:

Esta Catedral fue construida alrededor 1480. El campanario es de 1767. La parte superior roja de campanario fue restaurada entre 1868 y 1869. Dentro de las bóvedas y paredes hay frescos guapos. Principalmente ellos son de los 1510. Estas clase de frescos son típicas en mi país en iglesias medievales.

Mis fotos tomé en 2005, 2008 y 2011. Por lo tanto, mi serie de fotos es una mezcla real. Esta iglesia se puede visitar fácilmente desde Helsinki en autobús en 45 minutos.

En francais:

Cette Cathédrale a été construite environ 1480. Le clocher est de 1767. La partie supérieure rouge de clocher a été restaurée entre 1868 et 1869. Dans les voûtes et dans les murs il y a des peintures murales agréables. Principalement ils sont des 1510. Ces type de peintures murales est typique dans mon pays dans les églises médiévales.

Mes photos j’ai pris en 2005, 2008 et 2011. Donc, ma série de photos est un vrai mélange. Cette église peut être facilement visitée à partir d’Helsinki en bus en 45 minutes.

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Espoo Cathedral / Catedral de Espoo / Cathédrale d'Espoo

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Espoo Cathedral / Catedral de Espoo / Cathédrale d'Espoo

Espoo Cathedral / Catedral de Espoo / Cathédrale d'Espoo

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Espoo Cathedral / Catedral de Espoo / Cathédrale d'Espoo

Another church with plenty of art on its walls / Otra iglesia con un montón de arte en sus paredes / Une autre église avec beaucoup d’art sur les murs:

Church of Lohja / Iglesia de Lohja / Église de Lohja

45 Comments »

  1. Que sitio tan bonito, me encantan las tomas de noche con el cielo azul!,besos

    Comment by ManoliRizoFotografia — October 12, 2012 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Hola Manoli.

      Muchas gracias por tu visita y por tu comentario tan amable.

      !Feliz día!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 10:57 | Reply

  2. The church is really a piece of art.

    Comment by Colline — October 12, 2012 @ 13:36 | Reply

    • Hi Colline.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your comment.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 11:09 | Reply

  3. Very interesting, love the close up shots of the art work/murals. Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by Bondseye — October 12, 2012 @ 14:57 | Reply

    • Hello Lisa.

      Those mural arts are my favorite too. They tell the story, but what, I am not sure. Thank You for Your comment and interest to this post.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 11:15 | Reply

  4. Beautiful photos. Thank you so much. Bless you.

    Comment by lizziejoy10 — October 12, 2012 @ 15:11 | Reply

    • Hello Lizzie.

      I am very glad that You liked my church post. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 11:27 | Reply

  5. Wonderful photos🙂 This place seems to be very peaceful🙂 Happy Weekend!

    Comment by wolke205 — October 12, 2012 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • Guten tag Kiana.

      Vielen Dank für Ihren Kommentar!

      Glückliches Wochenende!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 11:45 | Reply

  6. Amazing how things last so long. So much history.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 12, 2012 @ 18:03 | Reply

    • Hello Anneli.

      I appreciate Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 11:54 | Reply

  7. This is a beautiful church. Your night pictures of the exterior are gorgeous, but I really like the interior of the church. Thanks for sharing this wonderful site with us.

    Comment by seniorhiker — October 12, 2012 @ 20:02 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You. Those evening / night photos were taken on All Saints’ Day. I am happy that You liked my photos.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 12:00 | Reply

  8. I loved the photos. The architecture was interesting (we don’t have an archeological treasures from medieval times where I live!). And the murals and interior design were both beautiful and spiritually uplifting. Thank you for sharing these images.

    Comment by Deb Platt — October 12, 2012 @ 22:56 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. This church has visitors also from tourists which are visiting in Helsinki. Also its cemetery is worth for seeing.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 12:11 | Reply

  9. I loved all your pictures, but especially enjoyed pictures 1, 4, 5 and 6 (love the brick work on the cathedral) and I liked 7, 8, and 9 too (8 and 9 are worthy of being postcards). I also liked no 13 and 33, which showed the interior of the cathedral. This is an incredible looking cathedral, both inside and out. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Comment by luchaniktravel — October 13, 2012 @ 00:15 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      Oh, thank You. I checked those photos You mentioned in Your comment. Do You know, that all those in the beginning I took with my first digital camera which I bought in 2004.

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 12:23 | Reply

  10. How wonderful to have such an old treasure survive into the present day. I love all things medieval, and especially medieval music. I can imagine the church when the murals were freshly painted, and how the sacred music must have resonated in that beautiful space. Thanks for a lovely post, Matti, and I hoe you have a wonderful weekend.

    Comment by Heart To Harp — October 13, 2012 @ 04:05 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      I am very happy that my post “fascinated” You. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a lovely week-end also.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 12:25 | Reply

  11. I enjoyed seeing your great photos of this church, and marveled at what they built so long ago and at how difficult it must have been back then to build it. Brilliant people they were, and dedicated to hard work!

    Comment by montucky — October 13, 2012 @ 04:29 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You commenting. You said great words and now after them, I realize it better.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2012 @ 12:31 | Reply

  12. The cathedral is beautiful! Your pictures are wonderful – they’re very detailed and show what a lovely place it is both inside and out… “:)

    Comment by megtraveling — October 13, 2012 @ 14:24 | Reply

    • Hi Megtraveling.

      I am happy that my photos pleased to You. Thank You for visit and comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2012 @ 08:00 | Reply

  13. It appears that in some of those murals the saints seem to be laughing even though they have swards in their hands. Are they about to execute someone

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — October 15, 2012 @ 03:20 | Reply

    • Hi Karen.

      Well, so it seems indeed. Today it is difficult to interpret these mural paintings (chalk paintings). I know that there are books written from out medieval churches, but I do not have them.

      I am glad that You commented my post.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2012 @ 06:44 | Reply

  14. I have been to an old church near Helsinki, Sartenada, but it wasn’t this one. I’d love to go back and see this one with my own eyes. Unbelievable!

    Comment by Ginnie — October 15, 2012 @ 08:58 | Reply

    • Hi Ginnie.

      Now You surprised me telling that You have visited some old church nearby Helsinki. It might have been Vantaa or even Porvoo. The church of Porvoo is small, but beautiful. The most terrific / awesome medieval church nearby Helsinki is the Church of Lohja. It has incredible amount of beautiful and historic mural paintings.

      Thank You very much for Your comment.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2012 @ 09:14 | Reply

  15. Beautiful building. I used to work for Nokia in the UK and visted Espoo a couple of times but I only saw dull faceless hotels and offices. Never imagined that Espoo held such a wonderful treasured building

    Comment by surfnslide — October 15, 2012 @ 13:56 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Nice comment. Thank You. This is another surprise concerning this post. I think that You are generally speaking right what comes to Espoo. What I am missing its real center. There are many local centers, but the one and real is missing from my mind. My daughter is still working for that company which You mentioned in Your comment. Every spring I visit also in the Nokia Annual General Meeting.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2012 @ 14:31 | Reply

  16. It is a beautiful building and a work of art. I like the glass windows and the stone and bricks. Your photos are great 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — October 15, 2012 @ 18:28 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      I am glad that You like this historic church in Espoo which is near to Helsinki. Old can be beautiful and what is the best, different years and styles are yet today to be seen inside / outside. Thank You commenting.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 16, 2012 @ 06:29 | Reply

  17. Quelle cathédrale intéressante, des styles divers mais qui se “marient” agréablement. J’aime l’extérieur avec ces superbes pierres colorées, l’intérieur de briques rouges et de bois sculpté. Chaque siècle a laissé sa marque et son esprit dans la cathédrale d’Espoo.Merci Matti pour ces belle photos.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 15, 2012 @ 20:35 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Je crois que tu peux tout écrire meilleur que moi jamais. Merci pour ton commentaire.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 16, 2012 @ 06:32 | Reply

  18. I am very sorry I missed this church when I visited Helsinki last year. And may I just say, your photographs are very inspiring – you can even make matchboxes look beautiful.

    Comment by sjmack — October 18, 2012 @ 04:35 | Reply

    • Hi Shannon.

      Thank You for leaving Your comment. It was very nice to read that You visited Helsinki. There is so much to see and to select the right ones is not so easy finally. All depends on what we love, like architecture, landscape, art, hobbies or sometimes it is good just to sit in some open-air café and to enjoy looking at people who pass busy.

      Happy travel and blogging!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 18, 2012 @ 06:37 | Reply

  19. Beautiful photos! These are beautiful churches.

    Comment by Peggy Tee — October 18, 2012 @ 11:24 | Reply

    • Hi Peggy.

      I am very glad that You did check my blog. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 18, 2012 @ 11:33 | Reply

  20. Beautiful photos . I love old churches and the detail of the workmanship that went into making them. Here in Australia our churches are very young as we lack the history that Europe has. Thanks for dropping by my blog today. I really enjoyed looking at your blog. So interesting.

    Comment by linnyjcreations — October 20, 2012 @ 13:45 | Reply

    • Hello Linny.

      What a nice surprise to get a comment from Australia. I am very glad that You love this church, because it is old and historic and so near to Helsinki (the capital).

      Have a wonderful week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 20, 2012 @ 13:49 | Reply

      • That is the beauty of the internet. We can be on the other side of the world and get a glimpse of what different places look like. Truly amazing. Have a lovely weekend yourself.

        Comment by linnyjcreations — October 20, 2012 @ 14:07 | Reply

  21. Beautiful building – and photos!!!!

    Comment by Truels — October 22, 2012 @ 00:24 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You. I am happy that You like this medieval church.

      Have a great beginning of the week!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2012 @ 08:04 | Reply

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    • Hello mudanzas madrid valencia.

      What a lovely comment. You made my day. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

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