Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

September 24, 2018

Church in Masku / Iglesia en Masku / Eglise de Masku / Igreja em Masku

In English:

Seven churches’ tour – introduction

In July 2018 we made a bus tour of seven churches. We noticed this awesome tour in a local newspaper and loved the idea immediately. The tour lasted all day and it included one coffee with snacks and one meal. One coffee meal we paid ourselves. Tour passed on the southwestern area where I have visited seldom. Our group was big consisting of 50 enthusiasts. On the tour we had two guides. The one, real gentleman, who guided us back and forth to the area. The other was local guide, real Lady, which we picked at the destination. This Lady was specialized in the area and guided us in the churches. She was a real “databank” sharing exact information about churches, their history and even some legends. This was necessary, because churches were old. Six churches, of which one was former monastery church, were stone churches and one wooden church.

Here are churches which we visited: church of Raisio, church of Masku, church of Nousiainen, church of Lemu, church of Askainen, church of Merimasku and church of Naantali.

Church in Masku

Masku is a small municipality of Finland having 9 694 inhabitants. The medieval church in Masku is medieval church and dedicate to John the Baptist and the Holy Ursula. It was built between 1490-1510. The specialty of this church are drapery style red and blue paintings (beautifully painted colorful curtains) of lower part of its walls. They are from the 17th century. For me, they were very impressive and so real looking.

The baroque style pulpit is from 1642. The lower part of bell tower, made of stone is from the middle ages, but the when the wood upper part was built is unknown. The pews are from 1880s. Crucifix is from the end of 1400s. The old wooden sculpture presents John the Baptist at the end of this post is from the end of 1200s. It’s from the old church that burned down and was rescued. Church of Masku belongs to the road churches, which means that they are open for visitors in summer time. Inside there is always a guide to serve You.

The distance from Helsinki is 162 km and by rail it takes about two and half hours to Turku. From Turku to Masku via Raisio takes about 40 minutes.

En español:

Gira por las siete iglesias – introducción

En julio de 2018 hicimos un recorrido en autobús de siete iglesias. Notamos esta increíble gira en un periódico local y nos encantó la idea de inmediato. La excursión duró todo el día e incluía un café con aperitivos y una comida. Una comida de café que pagamos nosotros mismos. El recorrido pasó por el área del sudoeste donde he visitado pocas veces. Nuestro grupo era grande y constaba de 50 entusiastas. En el recorrido teníamos dos guías. El verdadero caballero que nos guió de ida y vuelta al área. La otra era una guía local, señora amable y atenta, que recogimos en el destino. Esta señora estaba especializada en el área y nos guió en las iglesias. Ella era un verdadera “banco de datos” que compartía información exacta sobre las iglesias, su historia e incluso algunas leyendas. Esto era necesario, porque las iglesias eran viejas. Seis iglesias, una de las cuales era la antigua iglesia del monasterio, eran iglesias de piedra y una de madera.

Aquí hay iglesias que visitamos: la iglesia de Raisio, la iglesia de Masku, la iglesia de Nousiainen, la iglesia de Lemu, la iglesia de Askainen, la iglesia de Merimasku y la iglesia de Naantali.

Iglesia en Masku

Masku es un pequeño municipio de Finlandia con 9 694 habitantes. La iglesia medieval en Masku es una iglesia en piedra y se dedica a Juan el Bautista y la Santa Úrsula. Fue construido entre 1490-1510. Las especialidades de esta iglesia son las pinturas en rojo y azul como cortinas reales (cortinas coloridas y bellamente pintadas) en las partes inferiores de las paredes. Son del siglo XVI. Para mí, fueron muy impresionantes y muy reales.

El púlpito de estilo barroco es de 1642. La parte inferior del campanario, hecha de piedra, es de la Edad Media, pero no se desconoce cuándo se construyó la parte superior de madera. Los bancos de la iglesia son de la década de 1880. El crucifijo es de finales de 1400. La escultura de madera antigua presenta a Juan el Bautista al final de este post es de finales de 1200s. Es de la antigua iglesia que se quemó. La iglesia de Maskua pertenece a las iglesias de caminos, lo que significa que están abiertas para los visitantes en verano. En el interior siempre hay una guía para atenderle.

La distancia desde Helsinki es de 162 km y en tren demora alrededor de dos horas y media hasta Turku primero. Desde Turku a Masku vía Raisio dura unos 40 minutos en autobus.

En francais:

Tour des sept églises – introduction

En juillet 2018, nous avons fait une tournée en bus de sept églises. Nous avons remarqué cette superbe tournée dans un journal local et nous avons immédiatement adoré l’idée. La visite a duré toute la journée et comprenait un café avec des collations et un repas. Un pauses-café avec une tasse café et une brioche nous avons payé nous-mêmes. La tournée s’est déroulée dans la région du sud-ouest où je me suis rendu visite rarement. Notre groupe était composé de 50 passionnés. Pendant la tournée, nous avons eu deux guides. Le vrai gentilhomme qui nous a guidés aller-retour dans la région. L’autre était le guide local, une vraie Dame, que nous avons pris à destination. Cette charmante dame était spécialisée dans la région et nous a guidés dans les églises. Elle était une véritable “banque de données” partageant des informations exactes sur les églises, leur histoire et même nous racontant de certaines légendes. C’était nécessaire parce que les églises étaient anciennes. Six églises, dont l’une était l’ancienne église du monastère, les autres étaient des églises en pierre et une église en bois.

Voici les églises que nous avons visitées: l’église de Raisio, l’église de Masku, l’église de Nousiainen, l’église de Lemu, l’église d’Askainen, l’église de Merimasku et l’église de Naantali.

Eglise de Masku

Masku est une petite commune de Finlande avec une population de 9 694 habitants. L’église médiévale de Masku est une église dédiée à Jean-Baptiste et à la Sainte Ursule. Elle a été construite entre 1490-1510. La spécialité de cette église sont les peintures des rideaux en rouge et en bleue (rideaux colorés magnifiquement peints) de la partie inférieure de ses murs. Ils sont du 17ème siècle. Pour moi, ils étaient très impressionnants et si réels.

La chaire de style baroque date de 1642. La partie inférieure du clocher, en pierre, date du Moyen-Âge, mais on ignore quand la partie supérieure en bois a été construite. Les bancs datent des années 1880. Le crucifix date de la fin des années 1400. La vieille sculpture en bois à la fin de ce post, présente Jean-Baptiste est de la fin des années 1200. C’est de l’ancienne église qui a brûlée et et qui a été sauvée de là. L’église de Masku appartient aux églises routières, ce qui signifie qu’elles sont ouvertes aux visiteurs en été. À l’intérieur, il y a toujours un guide pour vous servir.

La distance d’Helsinki est de 162 km et par train, il faut environ deux heures et demie pour se rendre à Turku premièrement. De Turku à Masku via Raisio prend environ 40 minutes.

Em Português:

/ Digressão das sete igrejas – introdução

Em julho de 2018 fizemos uma excursão de ônibus de sete igrejas. Percebemos este passeio incrível em um jornal local e nous adorâmes a idéia imediatamente. O passeio durou o dia inteiro e incluiu um café com lanches e uma refeição. Também nós comemos uma refeição de café que nós tínhamos que pagar. A excursão passou à área do sudoeste onde eu visitei raramente. Nosso grupo era grande com 50 entusiastas. Nós temos dois guias. O único, um verdadeiro cavalheiro, que nos guiou de volta para a área. A outra foi a guia local, uma verdadeira dama, que nós apanhamos no destino. Esta senhora era especializada em área e nos guiou nas igrejas. Ela era um verdadeiro “banco de dados” compartilhando informações sobre igrejas, sua história e até algumas lendas. Isso foi necessário, porque as igrejas eram velhas. Seis igrejas, das quais uma igreja foi antiga mosteiro, outros eram igrejas de pedra e uma igreja de madeira.

Aqui são as igrejas que visitamos: igreja de Raisio, igreja de Masku, igreja de Nousiainen, igreja de Lemu, igreja de Askainen, igreja de Merimasku e igreja de Naantali.

Igreja em Masku

Masku é um pequeno município da Finlândia com 9 694 habitantes. A igreja medieval em Masku é uma igreja em pedra e é dedicada a João Batista e Santa Úrsula. Foi construído entre 1490-1510. As especialidades desta igreja são as pinturas em vermelho e azul como as cortinas reais (cortinas coloridas e belamente pintadas) na parte inferior das paredes. Eles são do século XVII. Para mim, elas foram muito impressionantes e muito reais.

O púlpito de estilo barroco é de 1642. A parte inferior da torre do sino, feita de pedra, remonta à Idade Média, mas não se conhece quando parte superior em madeira foi construída. Os bancos da igreja são da década de 1880. O crucifixo é do final de 1400.O crucifixo é do final de 1400. A antiga escultura de madeira apresenta João Batista no final deste post é desde o final de 1200. É da velha igreja que foi queimada e foi resgatada dai. A igreja de Maskua pertence às igrejas das estradas, o que significa que elas estão abertas para visitantes no verão. Lá dentro, há sempre um guia para ajudá-lo.

A distância de Helsínquia é de 162 km e a viagem por via ferroviária leva casi de duas horas e meia para Turku primeiro. De Turku a Masku via Raisio, leva cerca de 40 minutos de ônibus.

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Have You ever seen these?

Ships inside churches / Barcos dentro de iglesias / Bateaux dans les églises

Holy Martin’s medieval church in Raisio

Beautiful pulpits

Beautiful Altars

Antique church chandeliers

Beautiful altarpieces

Stained glass windows

Gorgeous war memorials

Beautiful bell towers in Finland

You have never seen these and not heard about them!

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47 Comments »

  1. Very good charch of stone architecture.
    I want to live here.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — September 24, 2018 @ 08:28 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You commenting so nicely my post and loving my photos.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 09:02 | Reply

  2. Magnifique!! Oui les rideaux peints sont impressionnants de réalisme! J’aime beaucoup l’extérieur avec les pierres de différente couleur. Une très belle petite église dans son écran de verdure
    Merci pour cette visite, Matti 😀

    Comment by malyloup — September 24, 2018 @ 08:33 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Merci pour la remarque je saurai la retenir.Ces rideaux font de cette église une des plus intéressantes. Je me souviens que j’ai vu quelque chose de similaire quelque part, mais où je ne me souviens pas.

      Je vous souhaite une bonne semaine.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 09:08 | Reply

  3. Lovely church. I like the walls with the painted patterns on it, specially those ‘curtains’ round it. It really looks like you can open them. Beautifully done.

    Comment by utesmile — September 24, 2018 @ 08:34 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You loving my post and leaving Your kind comment. This church is modest when comparing it with those European churches, but it offered a different surprise, painted curtains.

      I wish You a happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 09:56 | Reply

  4. The church is very beautiful Matti. How lovely you were able to take such an interesting excursion with knowledgable guides. Best wishes, Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 24, 2018 @ 08:49 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I appreciate Your comment. I am glad that You loved this church although there is not gold inside, but something other things like painted curtains on walls. 🙂 Thank You.

      I wish You a happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 10:05 | Reply

  5. Hello!
    Every church is wonderful and I felt history. You had a nice bus trip. Have a nice day.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 24, 2018 @ 09:44 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You loving my post and its photos. Your comment warmed my heart. I wish You a happy new week.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 24, 2018 @ 11:20 | Reply

  6. Another lovely church you have shared Matti. Thank you 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — September 24, 2018 @ 13:54 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 09:24 | Reply

  7. Thanks for sharing another beautiful church with us. The draperies are unique and gorgeous. I’m glad this church has survived and is still inspiring people today.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 24, 2018 @ 14:24 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I appreciate Your praising words. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 09:35 | Reply

  8. More incredible photos! Your photography surpasses all others! Historical churches my favorite! Thank you ! 📚 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — September 24, 2018 @ 15:31 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Your kind comment made me very glad. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 09:39 | Reply

  9. The rich history and heritage of each church is fascinating! It’s incredible, to see how these buildings (and traditions) survived for many hundreds of years. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — September 24, 2018 @ 15:56 | Reply

    • Hello Takami

      I am glad that You loved my post and appreciated the history thru them. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 10:27 | Reply

  10. Beautiful little church. I was surprised that it was as roomy as it is. –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — September 24, 2018 @ 19:08 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      Thank You commenting. Some things seem small outside, but seen inside they are roomy. My car is such a thing 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 10:30 | Reply

  11. In depth photo essay on the churches in Masku! Well done! I like the way you go into details with your photography.

    Comment by Peter Klopp — September 24, 2018 @ 19:09 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Thank You praising my photography.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 10:43 | Reply

  12. Hello Matti, I’m pleased to discover that you are presenting not only one but a series of blogposts about different churches! (It must have been a nice and very interesting guided tour around!)
    Although it’s a medieval church it seems so “fresh” and offers a lot of even colourful surprises – as for example the painted curtains. Lucky me to have the opportunity to accompany you durinng a virtual church visit in Finland. ^^
    I’m looking forward to the continuation of your church presentation!

    Have a nice week! – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 24, 2018 @ 22:46 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Yes, I will present all those seven churches. Next post tells about the legend which is known from the generation to generation. Today I have made ready five church posts and two are waiting my texts. Preparing of them has been more difficult than I expected, because there are so many facts to be checked and to find correct names of “Saints” in different languages. After two weeks my new church post. There is also a link in German!

      Have a good day,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:14 | Reply

  13. Amazing and beautiful church! So much priceless history there!

    Comment by montucky — September 25, 2018 @ 04:07 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment here. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:41 | Reply

  14. The carpentry is exquisite! 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — September 25, 2018 @ 08:41 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You did find something interesting, which You loved among my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:45 | Reply

  15. Matti, tú si que eres un excelente guía para nosotros. Tienes la deferencia de explicar tus entradas en varios idiomas y todas ellas se caracterizan por sus reportajes sumamente instructivos e interesantes.
    El post de hoy, como el anterior, me entusiasma. La historia que guardan las iglesias es impresionante, su arquitectura, sus imágenes, sus cementerios… Muchísimas gracias por todo ello. Un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — September 25, 2018 @ 09:27 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Oh, estoy sin palabras, al leer tu elogioso comentario. 🙂 Muchas Gracias. Abrazos.

      ¡Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:49 | Reply

  16. How lovely churches!
    I feel warm.

    Comment by 洋子 — September 25, 2018 @ 09:52 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      How nice it is to read Your kind comment and at the same time You love churches. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2018 @ 11:56 | Reply

  17. I like that you have captured a lot of the details.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — September 25, 2018 @ 15:34 | Reply

  18. I really like the stone walls of the old church,along with the stained glass window! What is the tubing under the benches… is it to warm the seats? If it is ,wonderful idea ..wooded benches can be so cold.

    Comment by Deb — September 26, 2018 @ 02:03 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You loving my post, my photos and this church. We pondered Your question and we thought that You are right. In winter, churches are cold in the week, but on Sunday they must be warm. There are other solutions for warming churches. In the world’s biggest church, they use huge stoves. Here:

      World’s biggest wooden church.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 26, 2018 @ 07:31 | Reply

  19. I enjoy visiting churches. Thanks for all these beautiful images.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — September 26, 2018 @ 23:05 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Churches offer us experiences and one of my favorites is seeing gorgeous art pieces, Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 27, 2018 @ 06:56 | Reply

  20. It’s wonderful to see these beautiful solidly built churches – they will probably delight many generations to come!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — September 27, 2018 @ 00:44 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      I am glad that You loved my post. I am sure that these churches will delight future generations also. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 27, 2018 @ 07:08 | Reply

  21. While modest compared to so many of the European churches I’ve visited, they are very splendid.

    Comment by Karen — October 1, 2018 @ 17:01 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Modest, yes indeed – maybe lack of money or not to desire to cover everything with gold – I do not know.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 2, 2018 @ 07:17 | Reply

      • Good things come in small packages and it is lovely. 🙂

        Comment by Karen — October 2, 2018 @ 12:51 | Reply

  22. Another gorgeous photo gallery of a beautiful church, Matti!

    Comment by Tiny — October 8, 2018 @ 21:28 | Reply

    • Thank You Helen.

      All the seven churches offer something to ponder. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:20 | Reply

  23. This is such an interesting series, and a good reminder how many details hide in every church and churchyard.

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — October 17, 2018 @ 07:45 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 17, 2018 @ 09:41 | Reply


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