Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 8, 2017

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

In English:

Church of Tornio

By the frontier church, I mean the church of Tornio.

The church of Tornio situates in the town of Tornio (residents 22074), which is on Finnish side of the border of Sweden. On the opposite side is Haaparanta (resident less than 5000) in Sweden. The distance between these two towns is 1,3 kilometers / 0.6 miles. Visiting from Tornio to Haaparanta is easy, just walk / bike / drive. Together Haaparanta and Tornio form a twin town called TornioHaparanda and HaparandaTornio. The distance from Helsinki is 738km / 459mi to the north.

The church of Tornio has official name Hedvig Eleonor’s church. It is old wooden church. The church was inaugurated on July 11, 1686. The length of pews has capacity 550. Church has high tower which has painted inside full of beautiful pictures. The bell tower built in 1688 is separated from the church itself. This habit is quite general on our countryside. This habit has saved some churches or bell towers when flash of lighting burnt either one or the other.

En español:

Iglesia de Tornio.

Con la iglesia fronteriza me refiero a la iglesia de Tornio.

La iglesia de Tornio se sitúa en el pueblo de Tornio (residentes 22074), que está en el lado finlandés de la frontera de Suecia. En el lado opuesto es Haaparanta (residentes menos de 5000) en Suecia. La distancia entre estos dos pueblos es de 1,3 kilómetros. La visita desde Tornio a Haaparanta es fácil, a pie / en bicicleta / en coche. Juntos Haaparanta y Tornio forman una ciudad gemela llamada TornioHaparanda y HaparandaTornio. La distancia desde Helsinki es 738km / 459mi al norte.

La iglesia de Tornio tiene el nombre oficial de iglesia de Hedvig Eleonor. Es iglesia vieja de madera. La iglesia fue inaugurada el 11 de julio de 1686. La longitud de los bancos tiene capacidad 550. La iglesia tiene la torre alta que ha sido pintada en el interior está lleno de cuadros hermosas pinturas. El campanario construido en 1688 está separado de la iglesia misma. Este hábito es bastante general en nuestro campo. Este hábito ha salvado algunas iglesias o campanarios cuando el relámpago quemó una o el otro.

En francais:

Eglise de Tornio.

Par l’église de la frontière, je veux dire l’église de Tornio.

L’église de Tornio se trouve dans la ville de Tornio (résidents 22074), située du côté finlandais de la frontière suédoise. Sur le côté opposé est situé Haaparanta (résidents moins de 5000) en Suède. La distance entre ces deux villes est de 1,3 km / 0,6 miles. Visite de Tornio à Haaparanta est facile, il suffit de marcher / faire du velo / conduire une voiture . Ensemble, Haaparanta et Tornio forment une ville jumelle appelée TornioHaparanda et HaparandaTornio. La distance d’Helsinki est de 738 km / 459mi au nord.

L’église de Tornio a un nom officiel appelant le nom l’église Hedvig Eleonor. C’est une vieille église en bois. L’église a été inaugurée le 11 juillet 1686. La longueur des bancs d’église a une capacité de 550. L’église a une grande tour qui été peinte à l’intérieur pleine de belles images. Le clocher construit en 1688 est séparé de l’église elle-même. Cette habitude est assez générale dans nos campagnes. Cette habitude a sauvée des églises ou des clochers lorsque le coup de tonnerre a brûlé l’une ou l’autre.

Em Português:

Igreja de Tornio

Com a igreja fronteiriça eu quero dizer a igreja de Tornio.

A igreja de Tornio fica na cidade de Tornio (moradores 22074), que fica no lado finlandês da fronteira da Suécia. Do lado oposto fica Haaparanta (residentes menos de 5000) na Suécia. A distância entre estas duas cidades é de 1,3 km / 0,6 milhas. Para fazer uma visita de Tornio para Haaparanta é fácil, somente caminhando / ir em bicicleta / de carro. Juntos, Haaparanta e Tornio formam uma cidade germinada chamada TornioHaparanda e HaparandaTornio. A distância de Helsínquia é de 738 km / 459mi ao norte.

A igreja de Tornio tem o nome oficial a igreja de Hedvig Eleonor. É uma antiga igreja de madeira. A igreja foi inaugurada em 11 de julho de 1686. O comprimento dos bancos tem capacidade para 550 visitantes. A igreja tem uma torre alta pintado no interior com belas pinturas. A torre do campanário da igreja foi construída em 1688 é separado da própria igreja. Esse hábito é bastante geral nos nossos campos. Este hábito salvou algumas igrejas ou torres de sino quando um raio queimou qualquer ou uma ou outro.

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Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

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Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Frontier church / Iglesia de la frontera / Église frontière / Igreja fronteiriça

Compare these two churches with this post / Compare estas dos iglesias con este post / Comparez ces deux églises avec cette publication / Compare essas duas igrejas com esta publicação.

Old church of Petajavesi / Iglesia vieja de Petajavesi / Vieille église de Petajavesi .

World’s biggest wooden church / Iglesia de madera más grande del mundo / Plus grande église en bois du monde .

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89 Comments »

  1. I like the photos from outside and of the interior of this church. The inside has so much intricate detail. Thank you for posting these fine photos Matti.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — October 8, 2017 @ 08:35 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      In Finland, we have very many old wooden churches, but the interior of this church was surprising to me although I have photographed in Finland about 440 churches and mainly on countryside where the most interesting old wooden churches are. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday! Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 08:55 | Reply

  2. Wow. it’s so old. Pretty inside though. 🙂

    Comment by amindfultravellerblog — October 8, 2017 @ 08:55 | Reply

    • Hello Amindfultravellerblog.

      Thank You. Most beautiful churches are on countryside and in some small towns. I love wooden churches.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 08:58 | Reply

  3. So much beautiful craftsmanship in this church.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — October 8, 2017 @ 09:13 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You saw this old wooden church thru my photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 09:19 | Reply

  4. Wao! great and gorgeous church.
    I think using light green is good feeling
    and conform in Finland.

    Comment by キース — October 8, 2017 @ 09:45 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You loved this old church. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 09:51 | Reply

  5. Glorious photos of this gem of a church! It’s so interesting to read about the two twin towns and also about the church. I’ve often seen in th Sweden that the bell tower is separate from the main church but never knew why – thank you for explaining! 😀😀

    Comment by Annika Perry — October 8, 2017 @ 10:56 | Reply

    • Hello Annika.

      I am glad that You loved my post and my explanation concerning bell towers. It has happened that two wooden churches have burned on the same site. Such a coincidence. 😦 Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 11:00 | Reply

  6. Very nice! Beautifully built.

    Comment by utesmile — October 8, 2017 @ 10:59 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You for Your comment and loving my photos.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 11:01 | Reply

  7. It is a wonderful church. Pictures inside are also nice. It is wisdom of the predecessor that buildings are separated.Happy Sunday!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — October 8, 2017 @ 11:33 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      How nice to read that you loved my photos. Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 11:43 | Reply

  8. Que interessante saber que a torre dos sinos é separada da igreja! Bem pensado!
    Lindas fotos, obrigada!
    Claudia
    http://www.claudias-welt.com

    Comment by claudialasetzki — October 8, 2017 @ 11:59 | Reply

    • Olá Claudia.

      Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário. Estou feliz que você amou a história da torre do sino separados.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 8, 2017 @ 12:02 | Reply

  9. Spectacular! The carvings and paintings are amazing–so joyful for the most part! But I really love the shingle designs on the roofs–I was so happy to see the close-up photo of that!

    Comment by KerryCan — October 8, 2017 @ 13:09 | Reply

    • Hello Kerry.

      Thank You loving my post and its photos.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 07:07 | Reply

  10. Tienen mucho encanto las construcciones en madera.
    En particular esta iglesia es muy bonita. Me llama mucho la atención el tejado, es una preciosísima obra realizada por auténticos profesionales y amantes de la ebanistería.
    Acostumbrada a las catedrales en piedra y a las iglesias en cemento y ladrillo, aunque por dentro tengan hermosas tallas de madera, ésta iglesia y su peculiaridad me llama mucho la atención.
    Las fotos son estupendas.
    Un saludo Matti.

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — October 8, 2017 @ 13:11 | Reply

    • Hola Luisa.

      Tus palabras tan amables me calientan mi Corazón. Las iglesias españolas y Finlandia son realmente diferentes. Nuestras iglesias son modestas en el interior.. La riqueza de la congregación se refleja, entre otras cosas, en los retablos Muchas gracias.

      Un abrazo y ¡buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 07:32 | Reply

  11. Nossa!!! Que igreja mais linda!!! E nas suas fotos aparecem muitos detalhes!!! Muito obrigada por esse lindo trabalho!!

    Comment by Roberta — October 8, 2017 @ 13:44 | Reply

    • Olá Roberta.

      Agradeço o seu comentário muito. Aqueceu meu coração e fico feliz que você se lembrou do meu blog. Você fica em nossas mentes e em nossos corações. Obrigado.

      Feliz semana.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 07:53 | Reply

  12. Wow – this church is an amazing treasure. It looks so plain and unremarkable on the outside, but inside … just wow!! I love all the detail – quite different from anything I’ve seen in a church … like the painted doors into the pews and the ornateness around the window.
    I noticed the big “no camera” signs on the pulpit and altar. Was this specific to photography during a mass, or in general, they didn’t want photos taken inside the church?

    …. and the ornate tile pattern on the roof is so different. Is this a common feature in Finland?

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — October 8, 2017 @ 15:39 | Reply

    • Hello Sisco.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I discussed the matter with guide, young Lady and she gave permission to me to shoot photos for my blog. In some cases, especially inside Orthodox churches, it is not allowed to use flash. I never use flash inside churches. The roof is so called shingle roof made of wood shingles. These roofs are treated with tar, which is the best natural protective material. It protects roofs from rain, snow, ice and sunshine. Tarring must be done regularly.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 08:23 | Reply

  13. The artwork is so stylish! I love the work on the ceilings, and those delicate ivy leaves. And the pews with the trees on the doors! Very nice details. 🙂 🙂 Have a wonderful blogging break and I’ll see you when I’m home again.

    Comment by restlessjo — October 8, 2017 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You commenting so nicely. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 08:25 | Reply

  14. The paintings are beautiful and intricate. How do they keep them looking so new and fresh?

    Comment by montucky — October 8, 2017 @ 16:20 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You commenting my post. I am sorry, but I cannot answer to Your question – I do not know.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 08:27 | Reply

  15. Gorgeous!
    I don’t imagine the wonderful inside from the outside.

    Comment by 洋子 — October 8, 2017 @ 18:15 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      How glad I am, when reading Your kind comment. Thank You.

      新しい週の素晴らしいスタートを持っています

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 08:33 | Reply

  16. Thanks for sharing these photos of this beautiful church. The decorations are gorgeous. I must admit that I smiled when I saw your picture with the ‘no cameras’ symbol in it.

    Comment by seniorhiker — October 8, 2017 @ 19:04 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I discussed the matter with guide, young Lady and she gave permission to me to shoot photos for my blog. In some cases, especially inside Orthodox churches, it is not allowed to use flash. I never use flash inside churches. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 08:36 | Reply

  17. Beautifully executed

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — October 8, 2017 @ 20:51 | Reply

  18. The interior of this church is amazing! I discovered such a lot of very special and splendid details. Paintings and carvings are great!
    Also seen from the outside its beautiful to have a look at the separate tower with its unusual and rather interesting roof. I admire the ornaments which can be seen thanks to your close-ups. I just wonder whether they used tiles (either kind of typical but painted roofing tlles or other type of tiles) or if these are roofings shingles.
    Thanks for showing such a jewel, Matti! Enjoyed especially the look around inside very much.

    Autumnal greetings from Hamburg!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — October 8, 2017 @ 21:02 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. The roof is so called shingle roof made of wood shingles. These roofs are treated with tar, which is the best natural protective material. It protects roofs from rain, snow, ice and sunshine. Tarring must be done regularly. This is very typical on our countryside and traditional. Tar has been made in some owns like Oulu. During the history, it was exported to abroad especially for use of wooden ships. In addition, we have tar shampoo and tar pastilles for example. In the old times, people used Sauna, spirits and tar to keep their health.

      Have a nice new week. All the best. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 09:03 | Reply

      • Thanks for telling more about the kind of shingles, Matti. Tar is excellent, indeed, but I have to confess, yesterday, when I first had a look at your photos, I did not recognize it correctly. There seemed to be a protective finish but like something like an enamel varnish and painted artfully. So I’m glad to know the real material and the real coating. Thank you!
        Tar shampoo is well known for its antiseptical effect and therefore is used here, too. Often shampoo is imported directly from Finland!

        Have a nice week and till next time.
        Michèle

        Comment by ladyfromhamburg — October 9, 2017 @ 16:41 | Reply

        • Hello Michèle.

          Thank You. Well, next time will about after two weeks, because we travel tomorrow to Las Palmas to spend our 30-years wedding day anniversary. We selected Las Palmas, because I worked there in 1969 4½ months, learning Spanish without any courses, just listening to people’s speeches and reading magazines. Because of this, I will be off lines many days. 🙂

          Grüße. Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2017 @ 08:38 | Reply

          • Have a very nice time over there and enjoy your wedding day anniversary. All the best to you and Anja!

            Comment by ladyfromhamburg — October 10, 2017 @ 14:07 | Reply

  19. Por fuera es tan esencial que parece moderna……
    El interior muestra preciosas pinturas , grabados y esculturas artísticas…., no se como agradecerte por compartir todo esto!
    Un abrazo, Matti!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — October 8, 2017 @ 21:15 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Mille grazie Anna per i vostri gentili commenti.

      Buona settimana à te.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 09:45 | Reply

  20. So enjoyed seeing the lovely old tower and church,you have captured a lot of details,the detail that stood out the most was the painting of the last supper… did you notice the meat plate? Never saw lamb served like that. Now I wonder if they did and do serve kid meat with the head on like pork and fish.

    Comment by Deb — October 8, 2017 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You. I am glad that You love my post. Yes, I have noticed. I copied this from Wikipedia: “Communion (76×215 cm oil painting on canvas) is probably painted by Danish born Didrik Möllerum in 1701”. All this new to me, but interesting.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 10:04 | Reply

  21. Beautiful church and amazing photos.
    Congratulations.

    Comment by Gabriel Moura — October 9, 2017 @ 01:05 | Reply

    • Hello Gabriel.

      I am glad that You loved my post and its photos. Thank you commenting.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 10:19 | Reply

  22. beautiful wood work inside unusal, yet stunning, design on the outside

    Comment by rockhouse54.wordpress.com — October 9, 2017 @ 03:29 | Reply

  23. Wow, this is really beautiful.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — October 9, 2017 @ 08:43 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank You commenting and loving my photos.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 10:32 | Reply

  24. Bonjour Matti,
    Une église pleine de charme, avec de somptueux décors., Mais ma préférence va au lierre en trompe-l’oeil et à cette toiture de bois.
    Bises et belle journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — October 9, 2017 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Chouette. J’aime ton commentaire. Ça m’a fait plaisir. Merci. Bisous.

      Bon début de semaine.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2017 @ 10:39 | Reply

  25. Hedvig Eleonor’s church is absolutely sublime in every way!So old,yet well preserved outside and inside.Your interior photos are stunning,I was fascinated with the art deco on the ceilings and the organ.The story of the two towns is interesting too and so is the fact that they keep the tower bell separately for safety reasons.Have a splendid autumnal week ahead,Matti 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — October 9, 2017 @ 14:25 | Reply

  26. sorry about my slip,I meant bell tower …. You can edit it ~ Thank you 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — October 9, 2017 @ 14:35 | Reply

  27. The outside is such an intriguing shape. I notice all of the leaves and trees in the intricate design of the inside. What a wonderful find.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — October 9, 2017 @ 15:42 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      How glad I am when reading Your kind comment. Thank You checking my photos this old church.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2017 @ 08:23 | Reply

  28. Wow, this is beautiful! The intricacy of the woodwork is stunning. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Matti!

    Comment by Emily — October 10, 2017 @ 19:12 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend a holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyanble weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I conder to make some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 09:31 | Reply

      • That sounds like a wonderful vacation! I’m glad you had enjoyable weather. Now back to the cold temperature here. 😊 I look forward to any posts you have on the Canary Islands; I’ve never been, but would love to go!
        Have a good week!

        Comment by Emily — October 22, 2017 @ 10:01 | Reply

  29. Everything about this church is wonderfully beautiful, but I especially like the steeple design and roof shingles! Thanks for showing us!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — October 11, 2017 @ 00:10 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 09:44 | Reply

  30. Adorei conhecer.
    Amei os detalhes.

    Comment by janicce — October 11, 2017 @ 01:26 | Reply

    • Olá Janicce.

      Fico super feliz que você gostou das minhas fotos! Obrigado. Olá, Emily.

      Desculpe-me porque a minha resposta está atrasada. Passamos 10 dias de férias em Las Palmas, nas Ilhas Canárias (Espanha). O tempo de voo de Helsínquia foi de cerca de seis horas. A temperatura foi ideal para nós. A temperatura máxima foi de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. A variação diária foi entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ e 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, o que significou que o tempo agradável para passar alguns dias reais de verão antes de retornar a Helsinque. 🙂 Eu considero fazer algumas postagens sobre nossas férias mais tarde.

      Feliz domingo.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 09:48 | Reply

  31. Magnifique cette église ! 😊Merci pour le partage et bonne journée

    Comment by chantaki — October 11, 2017 @ 07:58 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Bonjour Chantaki.

      Désolé que ma réponse soit en retard. Nous passons 10 jours de vacances à Las Palmas, aux îles Canaries. Le temps de vol d’Helsinki était d’environ six heures. La température était idéale pour nous. La température maximale était de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. La variation quotidienne se situait entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ et 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, ce qui signifiait que le temps était agréable pour passer de vraies journées d’été avant de retourner à Helsinki. 🙂 J’envisage de poster quelques articles sur nos vacances plus tard. Merci de commenter.

      Bon dimanche.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 09:57 | Reply

  32. What a gorgeous!
    roof like wood scales is interesting.

    Comment by kanaconnie — October 11, 2017 @ 13:03 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. コメントありがとうございます
      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 10:10 | Reply

  33. intricate! complex! almost bewildering –> (that) much attention/care/love into this place! (& of course, YOU convey/relay that/those aspects !)

    Comment by betunada — October 13, 2017 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 10:12 | Reply

      • ah: enviable ! lookin’ forward to vicariously being in Las Palmas w/ ya’ !

        Comment by betunada — October 22, 2017 @ 18:27 | Reply

  34. So many beautiful details in that church! Great shots. Thanks for the visit, Matti.

    Comment by Tiny — October 16, 2017 @ 17:27 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Hello Helen.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting my post.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 11:43 | Reply

  35. Que igreja espectacular, e fotografada com tantos detalhes, obrigado pela partilha!!!

    Comment by almeidadepaulo — October 16, 2017 @ 18:23 | Reply

    • Òla Paolo.

      Olá Chantaki.

      Desculpe-me porque a minha resposta está atrasada. Passamos 10 dias de férias em Las Palmas, nas Ilhas Canárias ( Espanha). O tempo de voo de Helsínquia foi de cerca de seis horas. A temperatura foi ideal para nós. A temperatura máxima foi de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. A variação diária foi entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ e 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, o que significou que o tempo agradável para passar alguns dias reais de verão antes de retornar a Helsinque. 🙂 Eu considero fazer algumas postagens sobre nossas férias mais tarde. Obrigado comentando.

      Feliz domingo.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 11:54 | Reply

  36. A most beautiful post, dear Sartenada…. The details of the paintings, the golden ornaments and the architecture of this church are stunning… Mesmerizing tour… thank you for sharing.-… Love & best wishes, always! 😀 ❤

    Comment by Aquileana — October 18, 2017 @ 04:58 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 12:03 | Reply

      • Sounds like a wonderful trip!. I´ll make sure to check out your updates, my friend… Love & best wishes 😀 🙂

        Comment by Aquileana — October 23, 2017 @ 01:57 | Reply

  37. Very interesting place, amazing history and fantastic photos, as always! Thanks for taking me there 🙂 Bye. Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — October 18, 2017 @ 15:15 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 12:14 | Reply

      • Good to hear that – it sounds like great trip!!! Bye. K

        Comment by Kamila Pala — October 22, 2017 @ 18:00 | Reply

  38. A true work of art. Thank you so much Sartenada, for sharing your photos with us…the church is beautiful.

    Comment by Karen — October 18, 2017 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Sorry that my answer is late. We spend 10 days holiday in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. Flight time from Helsinki was about six hours. The temperature was ideal for us. Max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, which meant that enjoyable weather to spend some real summer days before returning to Helsinki. 🙂 I consider making some posts about our vacation later. Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      Happy Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 12:18 | Reply

      • What a lovely sounding vacation!

        Comment by Karen — October 22, 2017 @ 13:33 | Reply

  39. E que encantador e agradável o interior da igreja. Também o telhado, muito interessante.

    Comment by Maria Glória D'Amico — October 19, 2017 @ 01:55 | Reply

    • Olá Maria.

      Desculpe-me porque a minha resposta está atrasada. Passamos 10 dias de férias em Las Palmas, nas Ilhas Canárias. O tempo de voo de Helsínquia foi de cerca de seis horas. A temperatura foi ideal para nós. A temperatura máxima foi de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. A variação diária foi entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ e 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, o que significou que o tempo agradável para passar alguns dias reais de verão antes de retornar a Helsinque. 🙂 Eu considero fazer algumas postagens sobre nossas férias mais tarde. Obrigado comentando e gostando das minhas fotos.

      Feliz domingo.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 22, 2017 @ 12:26 | Reply


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