Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 8, 2013

Poor-man statues 10 / Estatuas de pobre hombre 10 / Statues de Pauvre Homme 10

In English:

Original English text updated in March 2014. In this series there are presented 57 paupers.

These historical wooden Poor-man (pauper) wooden statues are presented in their original surroundings. It is difficult to understand them at first, because man can find them only in Finland and some in Sweden. They are found mainly on the area called Ostrobothnia in Finland. They are part of our cultural heritage and thus being something special. What they are, why man made them, what is their history and how many of them exist? All these questions are replied in my next three posts.

Since I saw the first one nearly ten years ago, I felt sympathy to them. They were so cute, so live looking and well made. Seeing those statues later after years, many of them were in bad condition, I came sad. I saw that time and hard weather had left marks on them. I asked myself if anybody takes care of them, because they needed urgent restoration.

According to the latest calculations there are 145 paupers from which 107 (poor-man statues) + 1 (poor-woman statue) in active service, meaning collecting money to the poor. The rest of them are found in local museums around Finland. Total number of them is calculated to been about 180. In Sweden there are only nine paupers left.

Background:

All this began in 1649 (at that time Finland was under administration of Sweden) when Swedish queen Kristina (1629 – 1689) gave order to make money collection logs. In Europe wars raged around and many soldiers wounded in wars losing foot or arm. When wounded in this way they had to return to their home. These money collection-logs were modified to pauper (poor-man) statues by local artists. They were placed usually beside church doors and on the walls of bell towers. Man built for them small wooden shelter to protect them sun shine, direct rain and snow. In recent years many churches moved them into porches. So, many pauper statues present men missing hand, foot or even ear having models from solders maimed in wars. Man must remember that in the 1700, 1800 and 1900 century people were very poor, but they visited church every Sunday faithfully. I think that these pauper statues were great start for modern help of the poor (social security).

Pauper statues have moneybox in their chest and to put coins into them there is a slot in the chest. In general the Finnish people are honest and this means that there a few robberies against the pauper statues. Robberies have happened, yes indeed. Latest robbery happened in 2013 when the whole pauper statue in Rautio was stolen. It was found after winter in a ditch. The lock and money box were missing, but the statue was in good condition. Also the pauper of Alavieska has been robbed many times. In addition to these robberies, there have been some minor mischiefs like removing hands. Many paupers have beside them a written small phrase. Although the text might slightly differ from others, the main idea is: “he who has mercy on the poor, lends to the Lord”.
My posts go this way: First I present four churches and after photos of every church I show poor man statues with general views and close-ups. Because all pauper statues are presented in their natural environment, You will see also photos from churches, Chandeliers, Pulpits,Altapieces,Altars, Memorialsand Belltowers.

Always I could not visit churches inside, but in many cases yes. Enjoy our cultural heritage!

En español:

Historia de pobres hombres tallada en madera y la estatua estatua de pobrecita mujer.

Hay 107 estatuas de pobre hombres y una estatua de pobrecita mujer.

Al manejar mi carro alrededor en mi país, sacando fotos de las iglesias he encontrado algunas estatuas raras al lado de iglesias o campanarios. Ellos eran hombres o mujeres, y siempre sus mano o el pie había desaparecido, pero de todos modos esos estatues veía bien. Al examinar más de cerca encontré un hueco en ellos. Entonces entendí que se puede poner dinero en el hueco y dentro hay una cajita. ¿Por qué estos cajas / estatuas en madera de pobre hombres mendigos, se han creado, ¿cuándo?

Todo esto empieza en 1649 cuando la reina Cristina de Suecia dio la orden para hacer los leños de los pobres y ponerlos al lado de las puertas de las iglesias, campanarios o algunos lugares públicos. Pronto los leños de los pobres fueron modificados para estatuas de pobre hombre par artistas locales en Finlandia. En ese tiempo Finlandia estaba bajo la administración de Suecia. En Europa guerras devastó todos partes en Europa y muchos soldados heridos mismos perdiendo su pie o el brazo. Cuando heridos de esta manera ellos tuvieron que regresar a su casa.

En el 1700, 1800 y 1900 la gente del siglo era muy pobre, pero ellos visitaron la iglesia todos los domingos fielmente, así el lugar natural para esas estatuas pobres-el hombre estaba fue junto a iglesias o campanarios. Tal vez estas estatuas de pobres hombres ayudó a los más pobres, por supuesto, no existen estadicas.

Este post va de esta manera: Primero presento cuatro iglesias y después las fotos de estatuas pobres hombres.

Aquellos de ustedes que han seguido mi serie, han visto 40 estatuas de hombre pobre ahora.

En este post recuerdo muy bien mi visita a la iglesia de Vöyri (del el año). Me encontré en el cementerio un hombre que emigró a Australia cuando tenía 3 años. Tenía una corta, pero agradable e intensa discusión con él cómo ve Finlandia después de 40 años.

La estatua de hombre pobre de Vöyri tiene un aspecto especial. Es grande, no tan guapo y tiene solo un diente. El tio de Australia tomó una foto de mí al lado de la estatua Pobre hombre.

En francais:

Histoire de statues sculptées en bois de pauvre-homme et de pauvre-femme statue.

Il ya 107 statues de pauvre-hommes et une statue pauvre femme.

Lorsque je conduisais autour dans mon pays pour prendre des photos des églises sur la campagne, j’ai trouvé quelques statues particulières à côté des églises ou des campaniles. Ils étaient des hommes ou des femmes et dont toujours la main ou le pied les manquait, mais de toute façon ces statues avaient l’air si bien. Lorsque en examinant les de plus près, j’ai trouvé une fente. Puis j’ai réalisé que l’on peut mettre des pièces à l’intérieur dans la fente du bûche. Pourquoi ces pauvres bûches / pauvre-homme de bois / bois statues mendiants ont été mis en place, quand?

Tout cela commence 1649 quand Christine de Suède a donné l’ordre de faire les pauvres bûches et de les mettre à côté des portes d’église, clochers ou de certains lieux publics. Bientôt ces pauvres bûches ont été modifiés pour homme pauvres statues par des artistes locaux en Finlande. En ce moment la Finlande était sous l’administration de la Suède. Les guerres faisaient rage autour de l’Europe et nombreux soldats blessés ont perdu le pied ou le bras. Lorsque blessés de cette façon ils devaient retourner à leur domicile.

Dans les années 1700, 1800 et 1900 les gens était très pauvres, mais ils ont visité l’église chaque dimanche fidèlement, de sorte que, le lieu naturel pour ces statues de pauvres-hommes était à côté des églises ou des campaniles. Peut-être ces statues de pauvres-hommes ont aidé les plus pauvres, mais des statistiques, ils existent pas bien sûr.

Mon poste va dans cette façon: Premièrement je présente quatre églises et puis et à la fin les photos de statues de pauvre hommes.

Ceux d’entre vous qui ont suivi ma série, ont vu 40 statues de Pauvre Homme maintenant.

Dans ce post, je me souviens très bien de ma visite de l’église de Vöyri (à partir de l’année). J’ai rencontré sur le cimetière d’un homme qui a émigré en Australie quand il avait 3 ans. J’avais une brève, mais agréable et intense discussion avec lui comment il voit la Finlande après 40 ans.

La statue de Pauvre Homme de Vöyri a une apparence spéciale. Il est grand, pas si beau et ayant une seule dent. Le gars de l’Australie a pris une photo de moi à côté de la statue de Pauvre Homme.

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksmaa – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Merikarvia – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Noormarkku – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri - Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Vöyri – Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme

Maksamaa (Maxmo) Photos / foto 2012:

Church built 1824-1825 / Iglesia construida 1824-1825 / Église construite 1824-1825
Belltower built 1729-1730 / Campanario construido 1729-1730 / Clocher construit 1729-1730
Height of Poor-man statue 145cm (?4 feet and 9.0 inches) / Altura de estatua de pobre hombre 145cm / Hauteur de statue de pauvre Homme 145cm. Statue from the year ? / Estatua de los años ? / Statue dans les années ?

Merikarvia (Sastmola) Photos / foto 2012:

Church built between 1899/ Iglesia construida entre 1899/ Église construite 1899.
Belltower built 1816 / Campanario construido 1816, / Clocher construite 1816. Height of Poor-man statue ?) / Altura de estatua de pobre hombre ? / Hauteur de statue de pauvre Homme ¿. Statue from ? / Estatua de los años ? / Statue dans les années ?.

Noormarkku (Normark) Photos / foto 2012:

Church built 1933 / Iglesia construida 1933 / Église construite 1933
Belltower built 1757 / Campanario construido 1757/ Clocher construite1757
Height of Poor-man statue 109cm (3 feet and 6.9 inches) / Altura de estatua de pobre hombre109 cm / Hauteur de statue de pauvre Homme 109cm. Statue from 1920s / Estatua años 1920 / Statue de années 1920.

Vöyri (Vörå) Photos / foto 2012:

Church built 1626/ Iglesia construida 1626/ Église construite 1626
Belltower built ? / Campanario construido ? / Clocher construite ?
Height of Poor-man statue 173cm (5 feet and 8.1 inches) / Altura de estatua de pobre hombre 173cm / Hauteur de statue de pauvre Hommer 173cm. Statue from the mid of1800s / Estatua de a mediados de 1800 / Statue de l’an au milieu des années 1800.

Poor-man statues 9 / Estatuas de pobre hombre 9 / Statues de Pauvre Homme 9

Poor-man statues 11 / Estatuas de pobre hombre 11 / Statues de Pauvre Homme 11

34 Comments »

  1. bonjour tes photos sont magnifiques un régal pour les yeux j’ai pas aimé j’ai adoré ton article tout me plait merci bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — March 8, 2013 @ 10:03 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Merci d’avoir fait ton commentaire. J’suis très heureux.

      Je te souhaite une très belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 8, 2013 @ 11:03 | Reply

  2. What an amazing series of images! I love the cherubs on the first church, and that wonderful statue outside the second. It’s a great idea and beautifully captured.

    Comment by restlessjo — March 8, 2013 @ 10:25 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      I am very happy for Your visit and comment of my post. Thank You. I love also those Cherubs and that’s why photographed them.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 8, 2013 @ 11:05 | Reply

  3. Thank you for another wonderful post in this series. I really like the exterior of the church at Noormarkku and the chandeliers in the church of Merikarvia are gorgeous. The last statue is one of the most interesting you’ve shown. I’m really enjoying this series.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 8, 2013 @ 16:04 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      I am happy when noticing that You did find something interesting among my photos. Thank You commenting and following my series.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 9, 2013 @ 13:08 | Reply

  4. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful each church is! The lighting fixtures/chandeliers are exquisite!!! Can’t pick just one as a favorite but it is so nice to see you in the photos!! Thank you for all of the travelogs…..blessings, Doreen

    Comment by treadlemusic — March 8, 2013 @ 16:26 | Reply

    • Hi Doreen.

      Thank You very much leaving so kind comment. I am happy that You checked my post.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 9, 2013 @ 12:04 | Reply

      • If it weren’t for your photos, such loveliness would not be seen by those who may never travel your direction!!!-b

        Comment by treadlemusic — March 9, 2013 @ 17:55 | Reply

        • Hi Doreen.

          Thank You for Your kind words. Happy Sunday!

          Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2013 @ 09:33 | Reply

  5. These too are all beautiful churches. I was very taken by the one at Noormarkku and had to look again and again at those photos. The artwork within, especially the glass was striking!

    Comment by montucky — March 9, 2013 @ 07:27 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      So nice to read that You did find interesting things in my post. Thank You commenting and following my series.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 9, 2013 @ 13:10 | Reply

  6. You took tons of beautiful photos. Each picture has own history. How valuable.

    Comment by cocomino — March 9, 2013 @ 08:13 | Reply

    • Hello Cocomino.

      You made me happy when with Your kind comment and checking my post. Thank You.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 9, 2013 @ 13:13 | Reply

  7. Great photos and wonderful read. The 3 statue photo of the mother and daughter are very moving…. Thank you!

    Comment by Amy — March 9, 2013 @ 16:45 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You noticed those three statue photos. It is typical war memorial in Finland and these are found nearly on every graveyard; some are artistic, some are not due to money which they had available in parishes and they are well kept generally. Our war memorials are not presenting heroes, but sorrow, war orphans, war widows, solders who mourn their fallen friends and angels etc.

      Here are few in my post which I have found here and there:

      Memorials.

      Have a great Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2013 @ 09:23 | Reply

  8. The churches and stained glass windows are very beautiful as well as the statues!

    Comment by megtraveling — March 10, 2013 @ 03:33 | Reply

    • Hello Megtraveling.

      I am happy that You did like my post. Thank You visiting and commenting.

      Have a lovely Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2013 @ 09:40 | Reply

  9. Thanks again for all the postings and images you are sharing. Every time I visit your site and photographs I see more and more things I like. What an interesting history.

    Comment by Mary Gilmartin — March 10, 2013 @ 06:00 | Reply

    • Hi Mary.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 10, 2013 @ 09:47 | Reply

  10. Very interesting. We don’t have anything like that in our churches here. I do love the interior of the large church. Simple, but very elegant. Sorry I haven’t commented for a long time. Our internet has been very slow and when posts have a lot of photo, I have a hard time viewing them. I do love your photos though. Your posts are always very interesting.

    Comment by kateri — March 10, 2013 @ 23:41 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      I am happy that You visited my blog although You have problems. I know painful it is when connection is slow. I had the same problem during six weeks last autumn when we moved to another city. Thank You leaving Your comment and I do hope that Your problem will be solved.

      Have a great beginning of this week.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2013 @ 08:59 | Reply

  11. These may be the most interesting church interiors so far. So much time and effort and love was put into making these churches beautiful. Thanks, Matti, for another lovely trip!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — March 11, 2013 @ 03:07 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am happy for Your visit and it was great that You love my photos.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2013 @ 09:08 | Reply

  12. How interesting! Have never heard of poor man statues before. Thanks for the lovely images🙂

    Comment by Madhu — March 11, 2013 @ 14:52 | Reply

    • Hello Madhu.

      I am glad that You learnt something new. Isn’t it funny that there is yet in our world what we do not know? Thank You for your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 11, 2013 @ 14:58 | Reply

  13. You’ve photographed more poor man’s statues than anyone I have seen! You are educating the world on these magnificent works of humble art…

    Comment by Kathy — March 11, 2013 @ 22:36 | Reply

    • Hello Kathy.

      Oh, thank You for Your kind words which made me very happy.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 12, 2013 @ 15:39 | Reply

  14. toujours aussi intéressants ces sculptures en bois

    Comment by l'Angevine — March 12, 2013 @ 16:40 | Reply

    • Bonjour Mabelle.

      Mon coeur se jouit de ton commentaire si agréable.

      Belle journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2013 @ 07:52 | Reply

  15. One more interesting post about these fascinating statues. Thank you!🙂

    Comment by Truels — March 13, 2013 @ 01:34 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You again visiting my blog and liking my series of Poor-man statues.

      Happy Wednesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2013 @ 07:54 | Reply

  16. The whole story is fascinating; the clear cut architectural line of the churches is absolutely amazing. Photos are so very well supporting the entire post.Congratulations!

    Comment by Octavian — March 20, 2013 @ 14:19 | Reply

    • Hello Octavian.

      I am glad that You did like my photos and the story of these statues which are part of our history. Thank You.

      Happy Wednesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 20, 2013 @ 14:24 | Reply


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