Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

June 24, 2015

Church of Haukipudas / Iglesia de Haukipudas / Église de Haukipudas / Igreja de Haukipudas

In English:

In 2014 we made short (1410 kilometers / 876 miles) road trip in Finland. During five days we saw a lot of things, like churches, Poor-man statues, some towns, old historical wooden houses, sandy beaches, carved bears, aviation museum, Votive ship etc.
Our second stop was in Haukipudas after Muhos. The church of Haukipudas has been built in 1762. It was built by famous Finnish Matti Honka (1713-1777) who built eleven churches and four bell towers in Finland. What makes this church significant, is that on its walls there are paintings presenting stories from the Bible. They are everywhere and due to this, it is some kind of picture church. The painter is called Mikael Toppelius (1774-1779). The bell tower is from the year 1751.

The Poor-man statues is from 1984, so quite new. The text in the Poor-man’s hat is freely translated: “He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord”. Inside the church there is also beautiful Votive ship. This post has lot of photos, so take Your time.

En español:

En 2014 hicimos un viaje corto por carretera (1,410 kilometros / 876 millas) en Finlandia. Durante cinco días vimos un montón de cosas, como iglesias, estatuas de pobre-hombres, algunas ciudades, viejas, históricos casas de madera , playas de arena, osos tallados en madera, un museo del aire, Buques Votivos etc.

Nuestra segunda parada fue en Haukipudas después de Muhos. La iglesia de Haukipudas ha sido construido en 1762. Fue construido por el famoso finlandés Matti Honka (1713-1777) que construyó once iglesias y cuatro campanarios en Finlandia. Lo que hace que esta iglesia importante, es que en sus paredes hay pinturas que presentan historias de la Biblia. Están por todas partes y debido a esto, es una especie de Iglesia de imagen. El pintor se llama Mikael Toppelius (1774-1779). El campanario es del año 1751.

La estatua de pobre hombre es de 1984, así que es bastante nueva. El texto en el sombrero del pobre hombre se traduce libremente: “El que tendrá misericordia de los pobres, le presta al Seño”. Dentro de la iglesia hay también un hermoso barco votiva. Este post tiene muchas fotos, así que toma tu tiempo.

En francais:

En 2014, nous faisions un court voyage (1410 km / 876 miles) sur la route en Finlande. Pendant les cinq jours, nous avons vu beaucoup de choses, comme des églises, statues de Pauvre-hommes, quelques villes, vieilles maisons historiques en bois, plages, des ours taillés en bois, une musée de l’aviation, Navires Votives etc.

Notre deuxième arrêt était à Haukipudas après Muhos. L’église de Haukipudas a été construite en 1762. Elle a été construite par le célèbre finlandais Matti Honka (1713-1777) qui a construisait onze églises et quatre clochers en Finlande. Ce qui rend cette église importante, c’est que sur ses murs il y a des peintures présentant des histoires de la Bible. Elles sont partout et à cause de cela, elle est une sorte de l’église de l’image. Le peintre se appelle Mikael Toppelius (1774-1779). Le clocher est de l’année 1751.

La statue de pauvre-homme est de 1984, donc tout à fait nouveau. Le texte dans le chapeau du pauvre homme est librement traduit: “Celui qui aura pitié de pauvres, il emprunte au Seigneur”. Dans l’église il y a aussi un beau navire votive. Ce poste a beaucoup de photos, alors prenez votre temps.

Em Português:

Em 2014 fazíamos um curto viagem de estrada (1410 km / 876 milhas) na Finlândia. Durante cinco dias, víamos um monte de coisas, como igrejas, estátuas de pobre-homem , algumas cidades, velhas casas de madeira históricas, praias, ursos entalhados en madeira, museu do ar, Navio Votiva etc.

Nossa segunda parada foi em Haukipudas após Muhos. A igreja de Haukipudas foi construído em 1762. Foi construído pelo famoso finlandês Matti Honka (1713-1777), que construía onze igrejas e quatro torres sineiras na Finlândia. O que torna esta igreja significativa, é que nas paredes dela, há pinturas que apresentam histórias da Bíblia. Elas estão em toda a parte e, por isso, ela é um tipo de igreja imagem. O pintor é chamado Mikael Toppelius (1774-1779). A torre do sino é do ano 1751.

A estátua de pobre-homem é de 1984, portanto, muito novo. O texto no chapéu do pobre homem é traduzido livremente : “Quem trata bem os pobres, empresta ao Senhor “. Dentro da igreja há também um belo navio votiva. Este post tem muitas fotos, então não tenha pressa.

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Links to my previous posts / Vínculos a mis mensajes anteriores / Liens vers mes postes antérieurs / Ligações para os meus postagens precedentes:

Pulpits in churches / Púlpitos de las iglesias / Chaires dans les églises / Púlpitos nas igrejas.

Votive ships / Barcos Votivos / Navires Votives / Navios Votivos.

Poor-man statues / Estatuas de pobre hombre / Statues de Pauvre Homme / Estátuas de pobre-homem.

Antique church chandeliers / Viejas lámparas de araña / Vieux lustres / Lustres antigas das igrejas

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  1. That is an amazing church! You must have spent quite along time there, admiring it, and taking so many photos.

    Comment by Yvonne — June 24, 2015 @ 08:02 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      You are right; it indeed took for us long time to admire all those paintings. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 09:50 | Reply

  2. Such an unusual church for my eyes [I have never been to Scandinavia, sadly!] but very beautiful. So many lovely photos – thank you for sharing!

    Comment by thecontentedcrafter — June 24, 2015 @ 08:09 | Reply

    • Hi Pauline.

      In my country, this kind of churches called “picture churches”. I have not visited all of them, because they are spread around my country. Here is very old picture church and quite popular among tourists. It was built in 1647-1652:

      Old red wooden church of Pyhämaa.

      Thank You visiting this post and leaving Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 10:14 | Reply

      • This is so wonderful! I just love the church in this link – thank you for sharing it with me. In my country anything over a hundred years is considered ‘old’ and it is wonderful to see this beautifully decorated wooden building standing in such good condition for so long. Like yours, our buildings are mostly wooden and here they fall victim to fire, earthquake and time.

        Comment by thecontentedcrafter — June 24, 2015 @ 11:15 | Reply

        • Hello Pauline.

          Thank You again. Fires have been biggest enemy of wooden churches also in Finland. In Finland, we do not have earthquakes. It is pity! Sigh!

          Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 11:28 | Reply

  3. What a lovely church.

    Comment by janeslog — June 24, 2015 @ 08:25 | Reply

    • Hi Jane.

      I am very glad that You loved this “different kind” church. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 10:20 | Reply

  4. Thank you for having you introduce the splendid pictures of church.
    All are great(^^♪

    Comment by wakasahs15th — June 24, 2015 @ 08:37 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      How nice to read your kind comment and noticing that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 10:25 | Reply

  5. I’m under impression that wooden church is rare. Wooden church has a warm atmosphere🙂

    Comment by superkamui — June 24, 2015 @ 09:39 | Reply

    • Hello Watayuki.

      Generally speaking, wooden churches are found on our countryside. I love these churches, because they have many times stories to be told. Thank You for Your comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 12:04 | Reply

  6. très intéresssat de découvrir cette église la Finlande est vraiment un fabuleux pays à découvrir

    Comment by Bernieshoot — June 24, 2015 @ 09:40 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernie.

      Eh bien, disons que cette église est le joyau caché. Les voyageurs conduisant sur leur chemin vers le nord après la ville de Oulu, peuvent y accéder facilement, s’ils ont des freins dans leurs bagnoles.🙂 Merci beaucoup,

      Belle jpurnée.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 10:54 | Reply

  7. The church architecture, first of all , surprised me. A wooden church looks more intimate than any other, I think!
    Then the profusion of pictures , the chandeliers , all the details you showed so well , fascinated me! Thanks so much!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — June 24, 2015 @ 11:05 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      It was so nice to read Your kind comment. It warmed my heart very much. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 11:30 | Reply

  8. It is the picture of the splendid church. It is a very old work. The painting which the temple of Japan does not entrust a wall and a ceiling with is described. I thought that a style of painting leaving a lot of space resembled closely. I heard that a lot of wooden churches stayed in Finland.
    How was the summer solstice festival? A big summer festival is held in Kyoto in Japan on July 15. It is called the Gion festival(祇園祭). It is something like summer solstice festival.

    Comment by medaka4841 — June 24, 2015 @ 11:09 | Reply

    • Hi Medaka4841.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am very happy that You saw this old wooden church thru my photos! Our summer solstice day passed very tranquilly. We spent it on my countryside home mowing, doing different things, just sitting outside by the table and enjoying the tranquility we have there. It was interesting to follow how wagtails searched worms in that part where I had already mowed.🙂

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 11:43 | Reply

  9. What elaborate wall murals – I’ve never seen anything like this! From the outside the church looks quite plain and you’d never guess what awaits you through those doors – thanks for sharing.

    Comment by womanseyeview — June 24, 2015 @ 13:09 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      Thank You. In many cases when visiting churches in Finland, You never know what to find inside them. I should have some idea after shooting about 440 countryside churches in Finland.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 13:21 | Reply

  10. Your impressions on this church in Haukipudias are really very original and I enjoyed it very much to see this different kind of frescos! Very best regards:)

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — June 24, 2015 @ 13:44 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      I am very glad that You enjoyed my church photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2015 @ 13:48 | Reply

  11. What a beautiful structure and what amazing scenes within. It’s incredibly how well preserved everything is after all of those years. I’ve noticed this many times before in churches that you have presented and I’m always amazed. Talk about standing up to the tests of time! It’s a real credit to the devotion of your people!

    Comment by montucky — June 24, 2015 @ 15:17 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      The church was very impressive and to show it thru photos was not easy, because there were so many details to be seen. I was also amazed about the good conditions of paintings. Thank you for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 07:13 | Reply

  12. Inside of the church has an original impression.
    And,touch of the paintings are interesting.

    Comment by 洋子 — June 24, 2015 @ 17:03 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      How nice it is to read that You loved my photos from this picture church. Thank You again for Your visit and leaving Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 07:16 | Reply

  13. The paintings are amazing, Matti. I love that there is a unicorn in the garden of Eden. I think it is neat that the poor man statue tradition persists in modern times. Thanks for another lovely trip!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — June 24, 2015 @ 17:11 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      Very good observations! When visiting this church, man cannot find at first look details, just scenes from the Holy Book. I noticed many details later in home when seeing my photos. Thank you for Your comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 07:21 | Reply

  14. Incroyable cette église! Merci pour ce partage🙂

    Comment by chantaki — June 24, 2015 @ 17:30 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Merci beaucoup.

      Je te souhaite un agréable weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 07:37 | Reply

  15. C’est une magnifique église en bois.
    J’aime le bateau il est tout simplement magnifique,
    les fresques tout autant. Merci pour le partage.
    Je te souhaite une belle journée.

    Comment by vever02 — June 24, 2015 @ 17:33 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Les bauteaux dans les églises, ils ont une histoire à raconter, pas quelconque, mais déchirante. Voci le histoire:

      Bauteaux dans les églises. Merci pour la remarque.

      Bon week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 08:57 | Reply

  16. You have a great multi-lingual blog, congratulations. Your pictures are awesome, thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Cecilia — June 24, 2015 @ 23:33 | Reply

    • Hi Cecilia.

      Thank you for Your praising comment! Foreign languages are to me some kind of hobby. They keep the brain active.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 10:01 | Reply

  17. the pulpit looks like a boat. Was the church built for seamen? Beautiful paintings. our little painted church on the big island is miniscule by comparison.

    Comment by kareninhonolulu — June 25, 2015 @ 01:04 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank you commenting. Concerning pulpits, You should see how different styles our pulpits are:

      Pulpits in churches.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 10:33 | Reply

  18. WOW! Facinating details of a place of mystery and awe, so far removed from New Jersey, USA. Thanks for the look! M:-)

    Comment by mvschulze — June 25, 2015 @ 04:38 | Reply

    • Hello mvschulze.

      I am very glad that you loved my post. Thank you for Your praising comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 10:47 | Reply

  19. Maybe one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, Sartenada. The light wood and those paintings are a sight to behold. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — June 25, 2015 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      Wow. I am speechless when reading Your comment. It seems that I managed to tell photo stories in the way as I see my Finland. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 11:01 | Reply

  20. Hello dear Sartenada … It is so interesting to learn about the church of Haukipudas… The art on the walls and ceiling is very beautiful and I can also recognize the classical finnish statues!… Excellent post, my friend…⭐ All my best wishes, Aquileana😀

    Comment by Aquileana — June 25, 2015 @ 10:09 | Reply

    • Hola Aquileana.

      Thank you. I am glad that You told about my favorites – Poor-man statues. They have a place in my heart.

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 11:09 | Reply

  21. Beautiful photos! It’s amazing that one person did all those paintings – there are so many. I always enjoy your posts! It’s like travelling around Finland with you.

    Comment by Ann — June 25, 2015 @ 13:47 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Thank you very much for Your praising words. My playground is all the Finland and I am happy that You travelled with us thru my photos.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 | Reply

  22. Quelle très belle église mon cher . Le pauvre homme est très beau et on se rend bien compte de sa taille avec ta femme à côté. J’aime beaucoup les fresques de la bible et particulièrement celle du buisson ardent et des tablettes de dix commandements. Merci pour cette découverte. Bisous

    Comment by Sophie L. — June 26, 2015 @ 12:00 | Reply

    • bonjour Sophie.

      Je suis heureux que vous reconnaissiez les histoires de la Bible dans les fresques. Je trouve très intéressant de voir comment l’artiste décrivit des scènes dans ses œuvres en ces jours historiques. Merci beaucoup.

      Bon week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 26, 2015 @ 12:33 | Reply

  23. What a beautiful church this is! I love the painted scenes from Bible. Could read most of them too🙂 Have a wonderful, warm weekend,

    Comment by Tiny — June 27, 2015 @ 03:37 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank you visiting the church thru my photos. This kind of churches are so called “hidden gems”, because they are on countryside.

      Happy weekend to You also!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 27, 2015 @ 07:36 | Reply

  24. Breathtaking photos.🙂

    Comment by Elizabeth Melton Parsons — June 27, 2015 @ 04:10 | Reply

    • Hello Elisabeth.

      Thank you for Your praising comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 27, 2015 @ 07:42 | Reply

  25. Very good charch!
    I want to take picture.
    why is there ship model in charch?

    Comment by キース — June 27, 2015 @ 10:33 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You for your question and comment. I have explained it, in this post, in which You can see my collection of these ships I have found around in Finland:

      Ships inside churches.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — June 28, 2015 @ 08:26 | Reply

  26. They’re yellow and an orange pretty chapel, but picture of insaide, wall painting seems slightly fearful.
    have a nice week end!

    Comment by kanaconnie — June 27, 2015 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Hi Connie.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Those pictures present scenes from the Bible and as You saw, there are many stories.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 28, 2015 @ 08:38 | Reply

  27. What a truly beautiful church, and so many wonderful photos!

    Comment by luchanik — June 28, 2015 @ 20:41 | Reply

    • Hi Davinder.

      I am glad that You saw this “picture church” thru my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 29, 2015 @ 07:22 | Reply

  28. The churches and poor man statues are very well maintained.
    Wonderfully documented by you.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — June 29, 2015 @ 00:10 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      So nice comment. Thank you. This was not so traditional church, but a church where there is so much to see.

      Have a great start of new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 29, 2015 @ 07:31 | Reply

  29. Next interesting photo-story! Thanks for taking me there🙂 Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — June 29, 2015 @ 20:07 | Reply

    • Hi Kamila.

      Thank you. I am very glad that You loved my photos and saw this “not so ordinary” church.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 30, 2015 @ 07:35 | Reply

  30. You always share the most wonderful places…this church and its paintings are absolutely wonderful. Thank you for your lovely photos.

    Comment by Karen (Back Road Journal) — June 30, 2015 @ 01:59 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      I hide your kind words into my heart. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 30, 2015 @ 07:42 | Reply

  31. I’m glad you had so many photos. The paintings on the wall are beautiful and tell the Bible stories in a wonderful fashion. I also like the chandelier and the votive ship very much.

    Comment by seniorhiker — June 30, 2015 @ 16:43 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank you commenting and loving my photos. Church told many stories from the Bible indeed, which are fresh yet today although we have used to see them here and there on the Internet era.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 1, 2015 @ 07:21 | Reply

  32. In think these – as you called it in one comment – “picture churches” are really extremely interesting due to their varous very special wall paintings. I like them a lot and have to thank you very much for sharing all your gorgeous photos of Haukipudas church! Great!

    Best wishes and have a nice week, Matti! (Nice to see Anja and you on your new photos, too!)
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — June 30, 2015 @ 21:26 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      I am very glad that You loved this church. In Germany You have many gorgeous churches like Frauenkirche, Kölner Dom and Aachener Dom for example. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Haa nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 1, 2015 @ 07:27 | Reply

  33. Awesome. I’m so glad you gave me a heads up on your post. Great pictures. I feel like I just saw a visual of the entire Bible.

    Comment by laceduplutheran — June 30, 2015 @ 21:47 | Reply

    • Hi Matt.

      Thank You leaving your kind comment. I am very happy that You saw these paintings and loved my photos.

      Have great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 1, 2015 @ 07:52 | Reply

  34. These are amazing pictures! It must have been quite an experience making this trip…

    Comment by megtraveling — July 1, 2015 @ 03:11 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      Yes, it was great pleasure to visit this church and to find many interesting things. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 1, 2015 @ 10:14 | Reply

  35. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You have great pictures and I see that you have little ships in the church, too!
    Minou

    Comment by BonMinou — July 2, 2015 @ 03:32 | Reply

    • Hello Minou.

      Thank you commenting my post. Those small ships inside churches have a real story and their real name is Votive Ships. Here it is with many photos around from Finland:

      Ships inside churches.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 2, 2015 @ 07:25 | Reply

  36. 1410 kilometers left me in awe! Your pictures are awesome. I personally prefer wooden churches like the ones in your post as they gives out a warm and welcoming feeling. Have a great weekend!

    Comment by Achmedius — July 5, 2015 @ 12:21 | Reply

    • Hello Achmedius.

      I love also old wooden churches, which generally are situated on our countryside. Thank you commenting and praising my photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 5, 2015 @ 12:51 | Reply

  37. I think I will have to add traveling to Finland to my travel bucket list! What beautiful photographs.

    Comment by scarletpen28 — July 7, 2015 @ 14:20 | Reply

    • Hello scarletpen28.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. You are welcome!

      Have wonderful day!
      !

      Comment by Sartenada — July 7, 2015 @ 14:23 | Reply

  38. Super. Schöne Fotos. Freundliche Grüße, Wolfgang

    Comment by wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/ — July 9, 2015 @ 21:59 | Reply

    • Hallo Wolfgang.

      Danke schön. Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine Fotos gemocht haben.

      Ich wünsche dir auch ein schönes Wochenende.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 10, 2015 @ 07:49 | Reply

  39. This is an exceptionally beautiful and original church. I have to google its located. By the way, how familiar are you with the Western part of Finland? Any particular church you recommend over here to visit🙂 ?

    Comment by Miia — July 15, 2015 @ 11:28 | Reply

    • Hi Miia.

      Well, on the western part of Finland, there are very interesting churches. There is excellent Finnish church search in which You can find easily where You want to visit:

      Tiekirkot

      Of course, you can see many interesting churches in my blog. Start from this post, because many of them are on the western part of Finland. There is link to the next or to previous, but this is good start. lthese posts presents Poor-man statues, which are gorgeous and nearly totally unknown in other parts of the world. Couple of years ago, I wrote to Unesco World Heritage that please take these unique and historic wooden statues to their list, but they did not even bother to answer to me!!! Sigh. I have decided to write again this year.

      Poor-man statues10

      Haukipudas church is to the north of Oulu, not so much.

      Happy vacation in Finland.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 15, 2015 @ 12:33 | Reply

      • Thanks a lot!! I did not know about the TIEKIRKKO site! There is a famous church nearby our summer house too: the round church of Vimpeli. Apparently there aren’t that many round churches in Finland. But I will look for more on the website.

        I am also interested in the Poor-man statues because (you may remember) has restored the one in Nurmo (this is where my mother comes from).

        Shame on UNESCO for not responding. Do write them again. That is an excellent idea to have them listed! I wonder if anyone has ever made any kind of a list of all the existing statues? Or better, a map would be nice!

        Comment by Miia — July 15, 2015 @ 12:46 | Reply

        • Hi Miia.

          I have visited in the Vimpeli church and I have some photos from it in my blog.🙂 I remember Nurmo very well. I will write to UNESCO in autumn. Thank You encouraging me and comenting.

          Have a nice summer day!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 16, 2015 @ 07:34 | Reply

          • Ok, I will check your Vimpeli blog! I was there today but didn’t have time to go in. Next time.
            Keep me posted about UNESCO…

            Comment by Miia — July 17, 2015 @ 22:41 | Reply

            • Hi Miia.

              I have no Vimpeli blog, but to find my photos from it, please use search in my blog. It brings some posts presenting my photos from Vimpleli. It will be maybe in September.

              Happy weekend!

              Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2015 @ 10:49 | Reply

              • Ok will do so! I will be in the Vimpeli area again tomorrow and if the rain is not really bad will try to take some photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

                Comment by Miia — July 23, 2015 @ 21:51 | Reply

      • PS I got hooked on Tiekirkot🙂 You may have inspired me to write something about churches too🙂 I just remembered that Seinajoki has the famous Alvar Aalto church.

        Comment by Miia — July 15, 2015 @ 12:51 | Reply

        • Hello Miia.

          We visited many years ago in Seinäjoki and admired its church. It is “funny” thing that the architecture of our churches has great variety. Thank You for Your kind comment.

          Happy Thursday!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 16, 2015 @ 07:38 | Reply

          • Indeed, there are many “contradicting” styles. Do you know Lapua church? It is very minimalist; too much to my taste.

            Have a relaxing weekend!

            Comment by Miia — July 17, 2015 @ 22:43 | Reply

            • Miia,

              I have some photos from Lapua church, which I visited in 2007. To find them use my church in the blog. Thank you.

              Have a wonderful weekend!

              Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2015 @ 10:54 | Reply

              • I am so sorry, I only now saw this message of yours! Will check your post about Lapua.

                Comment by Miia — July 23, 2015 @ 21:50 | Reply

  40. Great photos of Oulu! That city is so photographic!

    Comment by lepis — July 19, 2015 @ 21:11 | Reply

    • Hello Lepis.

      How nice to read that You loved my photo. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 20, 2015 @ 07:10 | Reply

  41. Wow! I love all the paintings on the wall, telling biblical stories, but they seem to include some influence from Finnish mythological sagas too, am I right?

    Comment by amoralegria — October 21, 2015 @ 04:27 | Reply

    • Hi Amoralegria.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Maybe there is influence from our mythological sagas, but it is Finnish way to see biblical scenes. Our countryside is the best way to explore our old wooden churches, which differs heavily from those in the Southern Europe. I have photographed about 480 churches in Finland, which are mainly on countryside during 11 years. Inside them, there are gorgeous art chandelier, pulpits and altars. Some parishes are poor, and inside their churches are modest, but the feeling is devote. One curiosity in our churches is separated bell towers. They are beautiful!

      Although You do not check these links, I show them.

      Beautiful bell towers in Finland

      Antique church chandeliers

      Pulpits in churches

      Altars in Finland

      Ships inside churches (Votive ships) .

      When looking my photos from Haukipudas, maybe You noticed the beautiful Votive ship there.

      Thank You commenting.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 21, 2015 @ 07:44 | Reply


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