Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

September 28, 2018

Church in Nousiainen / Iglesia en Nousiainen / Eglise à Nousiainen / Igreja em Nousiainen

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.

Medieval church in Nousiainen

This church is not the first one in Nousiainen. There have been wooden churches before this stone church of Nousiainen which is dedicated to St. Henry who was the first bishop of Finland and originally it was dedicated to Mary.
There are many legends in Finland and one of the most interesting is the legend of St. Henry and his murder Lalli. Lalli murdered St. Henry on the lake of Köyliönjärvi. His remains were transferred to the place were where the sleigh pulled by bulls stopped for the fourth time. The church of Nousiainen was built on the place where St. Henry was buried in the mid-1150s. The relics of St. Henry were kept in the church of Nousiainen and later his relics were moved to the Turku Cathedral in 1290s. The church was built between in 1420-1430. Inside of the church there is cenotaph of St. Henry from the year 1429. Cenotaph is a monument without human remains. The cenotaph with its bronze plaques is unique in Finland.

Because legends are legends, there are new “speculations” about bishop Henry’s murder. The person which Lalli murdered would not have been bishop Henry but the German missionary Heinrich. When we think that people of the middle ages did not managed good Swedish (Henrik) and German (Heinrich), so most probably they have mixed the names with each other. Heinrich acted 25 years earlier than Henry.

Another art treasure inside the church is wooden sculpture from the 15th century presenting St. Henry and Lalli in his feet. St. Henry is big and Lalli small under his foot. Mural paintings are from the 15th century and the wooden crucifix from the 16th century. Th pulpit was donated in 1640.

Church of Nousiainen 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 to Turku is 162 km / 101 mi and by rail it takes about two and half hours. From Turku to Nousiainen takes about 30 minutes by bus. After photos, I give some links to those to who want more detailed information.

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 medieval en Nousiainen

Esta iglesia no es la primera en Nousiainen. Ha habido iglesias de madera antes de esta iglesia de piedra de Nousiainen que está dedicada a San Enrique, quien fue el primer obispo de Finlandia. La iglesia fue originalmente dedicada a María. Hay muchas leyendas en Finlandia y una de las más interesantes es la leyenda de San Enrique y su de asesino Lalli. Lalli asesinó a San Enrique en el lago de Köyliönjärvi. Sus restos fueron trasladados al lugar donde el trineo tirado por los toros se detuvo por cuarta vez.La iglesia de Nousiainen fue construida en el lugar donde San Enrique fue enterrado a mediados de la década de 1150. Las reliquias de San Enrique se conservaron en la iglesia de Nousiainen y más tarde sus reliquias fueron traslados a la Catedral de Turku en 1290. La iglesia fue construida entre 1420-1430. Dentro de la iglesia hay un cenotafio de San Enrique del año 1429. El cenotafio es un monumento sin restos humanos. Este cenotafio con sus placas de bronce es único en Finlandia.

Debido a que las leyendas son leyendas, hay nuevas “especulaciones” sobre el asesinato del obispo Henry. La persona que Lalli asesinó no habría sido el obispo Henry, sino el misionero alemán Heinrich. Cuando pensamos que la gente de la Edad Media no manejó bien el sueco (Henrik) y el alemán (Heinrich), lo más probable es que hay una mezcla entre nombres. Heinrich actuó 25 años antes que Henry.

El otro tesoro artístico dentro de la iglesia es la escultura de madera del siglo XV que presenta a San Enrique y Lalli en sus pies. St. Henry es grande y Lalli pequeño bajo su pie. Las pinturas murales son del siglo XV y el crucifijo de madera del siglo XVI. El púlpito fue donado en 1640.

La iglesia de Nousiainen pertenece a las iglesias de camino, lo que significa que están abiertas para los visitantes en verano. En el interior siempre hay una guía para servirte. La distancia desde Helsinki a Turku es de 162 km / 101 millas y en tren demora aproximadamente dos horas y media. De Turku a Nousiainen toma aproximadamente 30 minutos en autobús. Después de las fotos, doy algunos enlaces a quienes desean información más detallada.

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.

Église médiévale de Nousiainen

Cette église n’est pas la première à Nousiainen. Il y a eu des églises en bois devant cette église en pierre de Nousiainen qui est dédiée à saint Henri qui fut le premier évêque de Finlande et qui à l’origine était dédiée à Marie.
Il y a beaucoup de légendes en Finlande et l’une des plus intéressantes est la légende de Saint Henri et son meurtre de Lalli.Lalli a assassiné Saint Henri sur le lac de Köyliönjärvi. Ses restes ont été transférés à l’endroit où le traîneau tiré par des taureaux s’est arrêté pour la quatrième fois. L’église de Nousiainen a été construite à l’endroit où St. Henry a été enterré au milieu des années 1150. Les reliques de Saint Henri ont été conservées dans l’église de Nousiainen et ses reliques ont ensuite été transférées à la cathédrale de Turku en 1290. L’église a été construite entre 1420 et 1430. À l’intérieur de l’église se trouve le cénotaphe de Saint Henri datant de 1429. Le cénotaphe est un monument sans restes humains. Le cénotaphe avec ses plaques de bronze est unique en Finlande.

Parce que les légendes sont des légendes, il y a de nouvelles «”péculations” sur le meurtre de l’évêque Henry. La personne assassinée par Lalli n’aurait pas été l’évêque Henry, mais le missionnaire allemand Heinrich. Quand nous pensons aux gens du moyen-âge, les gens connaissaient à peine ou pas du tout suédois (Henrik) et allemand (Heinrich), ils ont probablement mélangé les noms les uns avec les autres. Heinrich a agi 25 ans plus tôt que Henry.

Un autre trésor d’art à l’intérieur de l’église est une sculpture en bois du XVe siècle présentant Saint Henri et Lalli à ses pieds. Saint Henri est grand et Lalli petit sous son pied. Les peintures murales datent du XVe siècle et le crucifix en bois du XVIe siècle. La chaire a été donnée en 1640.

L’église de Nousiainen 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 entre Helsinki et Turku est de 162 km / 101 mi et le voyage par chemin de fer prend environ deux heures et demie. De Turku à Nousiainen Il faut environ 30 minutes par autobus. Après les photos, je vous donne des liens pour ceux qui veulent des informations plus détaillées.

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 medieval em Nousiainen

Esta igreja não é a primeira em Nousiainen. Houve igrejas de madeira antes desta igreja de pedra de Nousiainen, que é dedicada a Santo Henrique e que foi o primeiro bispo da Finlândia. A igreja foi originalmente dedicada a Maria. Há muitas lendas na Finlândia e uma das mais interessantes é a lenda de Santo Henrique e seu assassino Lalli. Lalli assassinou Santo Henrique no lago de Köyliönjärvi. Seus restos foram transferidos ao local onde o trenó puxado por touros parou pela quarta vez. A igreja de Nousiainen foi construída no lugar onde San Enrique foi enterrado em meados da década de 1150. As relíquias de Santo Henrique foram mantidas na igreja de Nousiainen e mais tarde as suas relíquias foram transferidas para a Catedral de Turku em 1290. A igreja foi construída entre 1420-1430. Dentro da igreja há um cenotáfio de Santo Henrique a partir ano 1429. O cenotáfio é um monumento sem restos humanos. Este cenotáfio com suas placas de bronze é único na Finlândia.

Porque lendas são lendas, há novas “especulações” sobre o assassinato do bispo Santo Henrique. A pessoa que Lalli matou não teria sido o bispo Santo Henrique, mas o missionário alemão Heinrich. Quando pensamos que o povo da Idade Média não sabendo bem com o sueco (Henrik) e o alemão (Heinrich), muito provavelmente há um mal-entendido entre os nomes. Heinrich agiu 25 anos antes de Henrique.

O outro tesouro artístico dentro da igreja é a escultura de madeira do século XV que apresenta Santo Hennrique e Lalli em pé. Santo Henrique é grande e Lalli é pequeno debaixo de seus pés. As pinturas murais são do século XV e o crucifixo de madeira do século XVI. O púlpito foi doado em 1640.

A igreja de Nousiainen pertence às igrejas da estrada, o que significa que elas estão abertas para visitantes no verão. Lá dentro há sempre um guia para atendê-lo. A distância entre Helsinque e Turku é de 162 km / 101 milhas e leva cerca de duas horas e meia de trem. De Turku a Nousiainen leva aproximadamente 30 minutos de ônibus. Depois das fotos, dou algumas ligações para quem quer informações mais detalhadas.

Church in Nousiainen / Iglesia en Nousiainen / Eglise à Nousiainen / Igreja em Nousiainen

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Church in Nousiainen / Iglesia en Nousiainen / Eglise à Nousiainen / Igreja em Nousiainen

In English:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_(bishop_of_Finland)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalli

Auf Deutsch:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirche_von_Nousiainen

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lalli_(Heinrich_von_Uppsala)

https://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienH/Heinrich_Henrik_von_Uppsala.htm

https://www.herkunft-hat-zukunft.de/heilige-r-der-woche/heiliger-heinrich/

Have You ever seen these?

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

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!

Statues of Paupers1

Statues of Paupers2

Statues of Paupers3

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59 Comments »

  1. Thank you. My intention was to publish this on the week 41. I made changes to the future post and I clicked the wrong button, instead of update, I pushed publish. LOL. Anyway enjoy.

    Matti

    Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2018 @ 08:10 | Reply

  2. Very interesting , lovely church, and great facts about the murder, well the legend. Thanks for the links underneath. Great read!

    Comment by utesmile — September 28, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      So kind words, I love them. Thank You.

      Happy weekend

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2018 @ 08:32 | Reply

  3. Thanks Matti! It’s a lovely building and the photos are glorious.

    Comment by Stella — September 28, 2018 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      I am glad that You loved this post. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2018 @ 08:53 | Reply

  4. Another beautiful church. I particularly like the elaborate pulpit. I read am article on YLE this morning about some youths setting fire to a.m. historic wooden church in astern Finland, why do people do such terrible things? Thank you Matti for your interesting post.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — September 28, 2018 @ 08:58 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You. Yes, You are right. Nobody in Finland can understand that arson in Kiihtelysvaara. I remember three arsons including this. The cathedral of Porvoo was shocking. It is only about 60 km from Helsinki. It was rebuilt. Another shocking was arson of St. Olaf’s Church, in Tyrvää. Rebuilt.

      I said to my wife that, I feel so sorry, because I do not have any photo of this church in Kiihtelysvaara.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 28, 2018 @ 10:56 | Reply

  5. Nous avons perdu le contact, Matti, mais je suis content de te retrouver .
    Comme toujours je suis en admiration devant tes superbes photos qui embellissent la réalité
    Amicalement,
    Michel .

    Comment by fauquetmichel — September 28, 2018 @ 15:32 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      Mon coeur se réjouit de votre paroles. Oui, c’est ça vrai que on a perdu mais retrouvé. Je vous remercie. Bon weekend!

      je te souhaite un agréable weekend,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 11:04 | Reply

  6. Another beautiful old church! Wonderful primitive drawings,lovely flowers honoring the graves,and an old legend included makes a very interesting post! Thank you,Matti! I also enjoyed your added links as well.

    Comment by Deb — September 28, 2018 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You. It is our habit to visit graves from time to time. We just came back putting flowers to my wife’s mother’s and father’s grave. Every autumn we put the winter flowers on the tomb and every spring we putt summer flowers. Last weekend, we drove 300 km (in one direction) to my father’s grave. The third photo from the end shows how some people are decorating the memorial of Nousiainen with flowers.

      Memorials or best said war memorials are important to us, because we lost the war and huge amount of young solders gave their lives for the fatherland. I have told about this with many photos round Finland in the link which is on this page (worth for visiting):

      Memorials

      You can find them everywhere in Finland, even on the graveyard of poorest parishes.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 11:32 | Reply

  7. Beautiful churches! You have captured the most interesting details! Thanks for taking the time to include descriptions in all languages. An generous, time consuming job! Have a happy weekend. 📚🎶 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — September 28, 2018 @ 15:34 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Thank You for Your praising comment of this post. I remembered that You loved Zane Grey and Sagebrush. Here is my comment, but which failed when trying comment:

      I had to return to this post, because I noticed Zane Grey’s Sagebrush. I love Zane Grey and his western books. I have the book which You mentioned in Finnish ” Purppurarinteiden ratsastajat”. I have nearly all books written by Zane Grey! I read them from time to time and enjoy “visiting Old Wild West”. Next year I will start to read them again.

      Here is the post in which I tell a little bit about Zane Grey.

      Native Indian life

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 11:38 | Reply

      • Thanks so much for your comment that I copied and posted on Sagebrush or Bust. I’m so sorry it failed when you tried to comment. I have no idea why. I checked out your post Native Indian Life. What amazing photos and the write up so interesting. Thank you! Christine

        Comment by C.E.Robinson — September 29, 2018 @ 22:44 | Reply

        • Hello Christine.

          It is all right, but now You know my interest. 🙂 Thank You praising my post.

          Happy Sunday,
          Matti

          Comment by Sartenada — September 30, 2018 @ 07:48 | Reply

          • Matti, thank you for understanding! Yes, now I know you are a Zane Grey fan! Glad the post brought back good memories. Christine

            Comment by C.E.Robinson — September 30, 2018 @ 08:42 | Reply

  8. An fascinating album of pictures that depict the beauty of the church in Nousiainen! I wonder about the people in one of your photos who were sitting in the pews. Were they part of the tour bus travellers or participating in a worship service?

    Comment by Peter Klopp — September 28, 2018 @ 15:37 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      They were participant of the tour. If You were looking for me then take a look at the first photo. My wife took it by mobile phone. I am looking at the memorial and thought that when coming back, I will shoot of photos of it. Thank You.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:12 | Reply

  9. Such beautiful details captured and wonderful architecture too. I especially liked the statue outside in the cemetery.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — September 28, 2018 @ 18:40 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Very good that You noticed the statue in the cemetery. It is one of those memorials praising the honor of those who lost their lives in the WW2. They are everywhere in Finland. There are many real art works and that’s why give the link which present them and the story – sad story. Here it is again:

      Memorials

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:22 | Reply

  10. I found the older, primitive art, like what I assume was a viking ship, fascinating. Was the art dated? –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — September 28, 2018 @ 19:17 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      Thank You commenting. Yes, indeed it looks like a Viking ship. I am sorry, but I do not know its age.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:30 | Reply

  11. Another interesting church and read today! Thanks for showing and for telling about the legend of St. Henry and his murderer Lalli. Impressive how the artist designed his wooden sculpture presenting both of them. The building itself as well as mural paintings and pulpit are also worth seeing!

    Best wishes and a relaxing weekend!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 28, 2018 @ 20:49 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. It warmed me heart. I picked up some German links especially for You. I wish that You loved them.

      Happy and relaxing weekend,

      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:36 | Reply

  12. Wonderful pictures Matti! The design and craftsmanship of this old church are magnificent!

    Comment by montucky — September 29, 2018 @ 03:47 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You visited my post and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Happy weekend

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:47 | Reply

  13. merci pour le zoom sur le mur avec les pierres de couleurs, c’est vraiment magnifique! de même les briques rouges à l’intérieur de l’église donne un beau contraste avec les murs blancs
    c’est encore une très belle église que tu nous montres, Matti! grand merci et bises!

    Comment by malyloup — September 29, 2018 @ 08:55 | Reply

    • et c’est quoi le petit détail qui est peint très ‘naïvement’ sur le mur? on dirait un sapin de noël? et on écrit ‘spéculation’ en français (avec un ‘s’ devant le mot) 😉

      Comment by malyloup — September 29, 2018 @ 08:59 | Reply

      • Coucou Maly.

        Nous avons tous les deux, ma femme et moi, essayé de le résoudre, pas de résultats. Je suis désolé. En tant qu’art, c’est très vieux. C’est la même chose si les gens de l’âge de pierre essayaient de résoudre nos graffitis. 🙂

        Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:57 | Reply

    • Bon jour Maly.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi Maly. Merci pour vos paroles de louange.

      Bon weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 12:53 | Reply

  14. i think your photos have good sense.
    I am fine, now!
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — September 29, 2018 @ 10:19 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      You made my day, when leaving Your kind comment. Thank You.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 29, 2018 @ 13:03 | Reply

  15. Hello! Thank you for introducing a wonderful church group last time. I do not find familiarity with church so I’d like to visit. Have a nice day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — September 30, 2018 @ 08:47 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You visiting my post, loving my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      良い日曜日を!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 30, 2018 @ 09:03 | Reply

  16. The history behind this church is fascinating. Even if the tales are only legend they make interesting reading. The church itself is beautiful. I’m glad it has been preserved.

    Comment by seniorhiker — September 30, 2018 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I love history, because it teaches us and legends they are always interesting. Thank You.

      Have a great star of new wee.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 1, 2018 @ 06:58 | Reply

  17. Beautiful photos again.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by 洋子 — September 30, 2018 @ 18:19 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      Thank You again for Your kind words,

      幸せな新しい週!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 1, 2018 @ 06:59 | Reply

  18. It’s great to see more beautiful photos of this rich history. And, very interesting to learn about the the “mystery” surrounding the murder. Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — October 1, 2018 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You commenting. We have legends in Finland, are true or not – who knows, interesting in my point of view. One legend was so intriguing, that they made ballade of it.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 2, 2018 @ 07:06 | Reply

  19. ¡ que maravilla !

    Comment by betunada — October 2, 2018 @ 00:20 | Reply

    • Hola Betunad.

      Muchas gracias.

      ¡Buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 2, 2018 @ 07:39 | Reply

  20. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos……I really must come and see them for myself, maybe next year 🙂

    Comment by blosslyn — October 3, 2018 @ 00:50 | Reply

    • Hello Lynne.

      Thank You. You are welcome! If You are interested in churches, then You could visit churches on our countryside, where they are mainly wooden. Visit those churches which offer our unique Poor-man statues. In these three posts they are presented together in an exhibition in the world’s biggest wooden church and collected around the Finland:

      Statues of Paupers1

      Statues of Paupers2

      Statues of Paupers3

      This post is a good example of my road trips of seeking Poor-man statues. You can see me also in some photos, but the best is in Vöyri, which is the oldest wooden Church in Finland:

      Poor-man statues – post10

      I could give You the names of places where to find them. Using navigator – easy to find. Believe me, they are unique.

      All the best to You.

      P.S. Hunting Poor-man statues is like trasure hunting!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 3, 2018 @ 07:38 | Reply

      • Thank you, I think I want to come treasure hunting, they are wonderful. Are there lots of caravan / motor home parks in Finland. My husband says we can come and visit next year, I have been to Sweden, Norway and Denmark, but never got as far as Finland, really looking forward to seeing some of your wonderful country 🙂 Lynne

        Comment by blosslyn — October 5, 2018 @ 00:04 | Reply

        • Hello Lynne.

          I am so exiting. You would be the first living abroad who has a real interest in Poor-man statues. I have tried to get these awesome and unique statues on the World Heritage list. I have written to them, but they did not bother to answer me. Sigh. I will answer later You concerning caravan / motor home parks in Finland with pleasure. Just for the quick information is that in Finland we have more than 500 camping areas. I will also tell more exactly where to find them and other interests in Finland. We have many districts which offer special interests, meaning that there are much more to see / visit. Today we will travel to another town to spend my wife’s big birth day there and, in the evening, visiting a theatre. I give here one example of camping site in Oulu, which is our favorite town in the middle of Finland.

          https://www.camping.fi/kohdesivu.asp?sua=5&lang=3&s=133

          This site I have presented in two my posts:

          Arctic beach in summer

          Arctic beach in Winter

          Is it okay that I will return with Poor-man and camping theme by email?

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — October 5, 2018 @ 07:52 | Reply

          • Thank you so much. I will have a good look when I come back from work tonight. Have a really lovely time with your wife and best wishes for her birthday. Yes it’s fine to email me. Have a lovely day 🙂 Lynne

            Comment by blosslyn — October 5, 2018 @ 08:27 | Reply

  21. Beautiful photos! I enjoyed this so much. Thank you for visiting my blog and I look forward to seeing more from you here!

    Comment by charlotteash — October 8, 2018 @ 15:21 | Reply

    • Hello Charlotte.

      Thank You. I am glad that You loved my post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:06 | Reply

  22. So many beautiful details expertly photographed, Matti! Thank you for the tour!

    Comment by Tiny — October 8, 2018 @ 19:54 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You praising my photos. I think that Finnish churches are worth for presentation. They differ from those in Europe.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:09 | Reply

  23. I love stopping by…your photos and history are always so interesting to me.

    Comment by Karen — October 8, 2018 @ 19:56 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You stopping by. I am glad that You loved my post and its photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:14 | Reply

  24. Your tour sounds interesting and I love the artwork you captured, much of which almost looks like ancient graffiti or cave paintings.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — October 9, 2018 @ 01:39 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Thank You commenting my post. The tour was interested indeed. Maybe we had a little bit too hurry, but I knew what to photograph and quickly.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:23 | Reply

  25. What beautiful churches. I love that last steeple.

    Comment by dweezer19 — October 24, 2018 @ 12:06 | Reply

    • Hello Cheryl.

      Thank You praising my photos ang loving this medieval Church. Our Bell towers are separated from churches themselves mainly on countryside. This one is beautiful.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 24, 2018 @ 12:11 | Reply


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