Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 9, 2018

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

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.

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu

The medieval church of Lemu as built in the 1450’s. It is dedicated to St. Olaf. St. Olaf was the king of Norway between the years 1015-1030. The wooden bell tower is from 1812. Inside the church there are two Votive ships. The font is made in Finland of Finnish stone. The beautiful painting presents Martin Luther. The pulpit, which is donated, is from 1644. The Altarpiece is painted by Von Becker, is from 1880 and it presents Resurrection.

In one photo I show an hour glass. It was very handy for parishioners to track the length of sermons, because in the old days, sermons were long. The roof of the church is unusually long. The benefit of it was that the snow burden did not grow too heavy during winters.

Church of Lemu 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 Lemu 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 de San Olaf en Lemu

La iglesia medieval de Lemu fue construida en la década de 1450. Está dedicado a Olaf el Santo. Olaf el Santo era el rey de Noruega entre los años 1015-1030. El campanario de madera es de 1812. Dentro de la iglesia hay dos naves votivas. He visto nunca naves votivas dos dentro las iglesisas. La pila bautismal es hecha en Finlandia de piedra finlandesa. La bella pintura presenta a Martín Lutero. El púlpito, que fue donado, es de 1644. El retablo fue pintado por Von Becker, es de 1880 y presenta Resurrección.

En una foto, vos muestro un reloj de arena. Fue muy útil para los parroquianos a llevar el control del tiempo de la duración de los sermones, porque en los viejos tiempos, los sermones eran largos. El techo de la iglesia es inusualmente largo. El beneficio de esto fue que la carga de nieve no creció demasiado durante los inviernos.

La iglesia de Lemu 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 Lemu 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.

L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu

L’église médiévale de Lemu a été construite dans les années 1450. Elle est dédiée à Saint Olaf. Saint Olaf était le roi de Norvège entre 1015 et 1030. Le clocher en bois date de 1812. À l’intérieur de l’église, il y a deux navires votifs. Les fonts baptismaux sont fabriqués en Finlande en pierre finlandaise. La belle peinture présente Martin Luther. La chaire, qui est donnée, date de 1644. Le retable est peint par von Becker, date de 1880 et présente Resurrection.

Sur une photo, je montre un sablier. C’était très pratique pour les paroissiens de suivre la longueur des sermons, car dans le passé, les sermons étaient longs. Le toit de l’église est inhabituellement long. L’avantage était que le fardeau de neige ne devenait pas trop lourd pendant les hivers.

L’église de Lemu appartient aux églises de la route, 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 rail prend environ deux heures et demie. De Turku à Lemu prend environ 30 minutes en bus. Après les photos, je donne des liens vers 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 de Santo Olavo em Lemu

A igreja medieval de Lemu foi construída nos anos 1450. É dedicada a Santo Olavo. Santo Olavo foi o rei da Noruega entre os anos 1015-1030. A torre do sino de madeira data de 1812. Dentro da igreja há dois navios votivos. Eu nunca vi dois navios votivos dentro das igrejas. A pia batismal é feita na Finlândia de pedra finlandesa. A bela pintura apresenta Martinho Lutero. O púlpito, que foi doado, é de 1644. O retábulo foi pintado por Von Becker, é de 1880 e apresenta a ressurreição.

Em uma foto, mostro uma ampulheta. Foi muito útil para os paroquianos acompanharem a duração dos sermões, porque antigamente os sermões eram longos. O teto da igreja é extraordinariamente longo. O benefício disso foi que a carga de neve não cresceu muito durante os invernos.

A igreja de Lemu pertence ao caminho igrejas, o que significa que eles estão abertos 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 Lemu, leva aproximadamente 30 minutos de ônibus. Depois das fotos, dou alguns links para quem deseja informações mais detalhadas.

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu / Iglesia medieval de San Olaf en Lemu / L’église médiévale de St. Olaf à Lemu Igreja medieval de Santo Olavo em Lemu

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

Holy Martin’s medieval church in Raisio

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  1. Hello!
    The view of the outside of the church building is nice, but the interior is also wonderful. Why is there a ship? Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — October 9, 2018 @ 07:38 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Thank You commenting and making a question. The answer is not easy in few words. Here is the answer and more beautiful Votive ships around in Finland:

      Ships inside churches

      Their story is fascinating finally.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:33 | Reply

  2. No wonder you were happy you found this tour of churches! Now, I have to follow your links to get some answers to my questions.

    Comment by Yvonne — October 9, 2018 @ 07:42 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. My links offer huge amount of information and photos naturally.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:35 | Reply

  3. Another lovely church. I love the 4 sand timers at the pulpit, so the pastor knows how long to preach…. 🙂 One painting on an arch looks like Martin Luther.

    Comment by utesmile — October 9, 2018 @ 08:19 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. Yes, it presents Martin Luther. I also photographed his shoes. Why? My late father was shoemaker and in one old Church near to Helsinki there were many shoes painted on its walls. Here:

      Church of Lohja

      It was maybe the first church in which I saw all walls full of paintings and among them shoes. I know that there are few people who notice old shoe models. 🙂 In this post I show a French student with which I spent one day presenting our churches. I just wonder why tourists visiting Helsinki, never take a short trip to Lohja and admire its gorgeous church.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 08:46 | Reply

  4. que j’aime ces pierres colorées qui façonnent l’extérieur de ces églises que tu nous partages! je te l’ai déjà dit mais je trouve que ces églises ressemblent à des maisons et elles semblent tellement plus accueillantes que les immenses cathédrales qu’on a en france!
    bises et merci, matti

    Comment by malyloup — October 9, 2018 @ 09:18 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly,

      Merci beaucoup car ce sont des mots qui font chaud au cœur.

      Bisous, Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 10:54 | Reply

  5. Once again another beautiful Finnish Church Matti. How interesting to read that your father was a shoemaker and to find that there were ‘egg timers’ on the pulpit so that the congregation were aware his long was left of the sermon. Have a good week, Marion.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — October 9, 2018 @ 09:37 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Egg timers during the middle Ages – yes. 🙂 I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 9, 2018 @ 11:31 | Reply

  6. A lovely stone building 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — October 9, 2018 @ 12:48 | Reply

  7. Beautiful gallery of detailed photos of the church in Lemu!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — October 9, 2018 @ 14:26 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You praising them.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 07:12 | Reply

  8. What a beautiful church. I’m glad it is still around and can be seen today. The votive ships are also very interesting and intriguing. The detail is amazing.

    Comment by seniorhiker — October 9, 2018 @ 16:42 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You visiting and commenting my post. We love those Votive ships. It’s easy for them to fall in love with them, because they represent real craftsmanship.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 07:25 | Reply

  9. Simple but beautiful. Found the ship theme interesting and laughed at the hour glass approach to sermons. Wonder what happened if the priest ran over in his sermon. 🙂 –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — October 9, 2018 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      Thank You. Maybe nothing, but it is a genius invention. 🙂 I am glad that You visited my blog and left Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 09:59 | Reply

  10. You show us beautiful photos again.
    Thank you☺

    Comment by 洋子 — October 9, 2018 @ 19:12 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I am glad that You again commented my post and loved its photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 10:07 | Reply

  11. Very nice immpressions of St. Olaf’s medieval church in Lemu, Matti. It ‘s a beautiful building and the wooden bell tower added a couple of centuries later is a perfect complement to it.
    I enjoyed the walk around inside the church as welll. A lot of interesting details to discover.
    Thanks for showing!
    Have a nice week! – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — October 9, 2018 @ 21:16 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      I appreciate Your comment very much. Thank You. In Germany You have gorgeous churches, but these are maybe different. There are yet three more churches to come. Each of them is different from each other: Church of nobility, Sixth oldest wooden church in continuous use and Former convent.

      Happy week and all the best,
      Matti

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

  12. What a fascinating and informative tour! Thanks for sharing your photos so we can all get a glimpse.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — October 9, 2018 @ 21:45 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment and loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

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

  13. Beautiful details

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — October 9, 2018 @ 21:53 | Reply

    • Hello 365dniwobiektywielg.

      thank You visiting and commenting my newest post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 10:31 | Reply

  14. It’s nice to do a tour like this with a guide who knows about their topic and is passionate about the buildings. Lovely photos.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — October 9, 2018 @ 22:48 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You for Your kind words. They made me glad.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 10:34 | Reply

  15. What a lovely trip to go on, such interesting churches, just adds to my wanting to see more for myself, thank you for sharing 🙂 Lynne

    Comment by blosslyn — October 10, 2018 @ 00:34 | Reply

    • Hello Lynne.

      Thank You for Your praising words. I appreciate them. Off the topic: Are using Excel work sheet? I ask this for the future.

      Have a wonderful day!

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

      • You are most welcomed:) Yes there is excel on my pc that I use for my emails 🙂 Have a great Thursday 🙂 Lynne

        Comment by blosslyn — October 11, 2018 @ 01:02 | Reply

        • Hello Lynne.

          Very good that You have Excel. It is easy to give information later to You by using it. Thank You.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — October 11, 2018 @ 07:00 | Reply

  16. The church is lovely! I was delighted to see the ships,they were beautiful done. Von Becker’s painting is a treasure ,I love the emotion you feel when viewing it. Mr Becker has done some real master pieces,a great artist!

    Comment by Deb — October 10, 2018 @ 02:43 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

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

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 10:49 | Reply

  17. Suas publicações são sempre encantadoras!

    Comment by Adail Rodrigues (Ideias em Blog) — October 10, 2018 @ 02:49 | Reply

  18. Love the paintings!

    Comment by Sue Vincent — October 10, 2018 @ 08:07 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank You visiting my blog and commenting my Church post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 11:03 | Reply

      • My pleasure…the pictures of places I will never see are wonderful 🙂

        Comment by Sue Vincent — October 10, 2018 @ 18:11 | Reply

  19. I’m excited to see more beautiful photos and the history of the unique churches. It’s fascinating that the parishioners used the hour glass clocks to check the length of the sermons… 😉

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — October 10, 2018 @ 09:13 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      I am glad that You left Your praising comment. Our churches are unknown, it is fact. I have made previously many posts presenting our unique Poor-man statues, but much time has passes since it.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 11:27 | Reply

  20. Muchas gracias, Matti por mostrarnos estas iglesias medievales, tan distintas a las de nuestro país. Tus fotos, magníficas, como siempre, nos permiten contemplar detalles que particularmente me entusiasman (pinturas, tallas…).
    Un abrazo de otoño.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — October 10, 2018 @ 10:16 | Reply

    • Ola Isabel.

      Soy yo la que te da las gracias por tus amables palabras. Aprecio tu comentario. Muchas gracias.

      Un fuerte abrazo,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 11:31 | Reply

  21. Hello (^ ^)
    The exterior of the building of the church and the surrounding scenery are wonderful. Interior inside the church thought that history was felt great.

    Comment by saganhama — October 12, 2018 @ 13:50 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      It was so nice to read Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      よい週末を

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2018 @ 07:44 | Reply

  22. What’s woody architect.
    Stone church is very good photos.
    Thank you.

    Comment by キース — October 13, 2018 @ 07:35 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You again visiting my post and leaving Your kind comment.

      よい週末を

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2018 @ 07:46 | Reply


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