Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

November 6, 2018

Church of Merimasku / Iglesia de Merimasku / Église à Merimasku / Igreja em Merimasku

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 Merimasku

This beautiful red wooden church is said to be the sixth oldest wooden church in continuous use in Finland. It was built in 1726, but it is the second one on the site. Church is fairly modest, but so what, I find it lovely small church and inside its colors have warm tones. When entering the church, stocks waits for visitors. Officially the use of stocks was denied om May 15, 1848.

Walls are of plank and they are painted in the way, that they resemble marble. The baroque style chair was donated to the church in 1685 from the previous church. Votive ship, trade frigate, is from the early 19th century. I loved its figurehead and this is why I took also close-up of it. The bell tower is from 1769. The beautiful grandfather’s clock is typical of this region and it is also from the early 19th century. The church yard is surrounded by log fence. When entering the area or leaving, there is visible a war memorial. This one is modest, but there also real art works. They are common everywhere in Finland and You can see them when visiting a church in Finland.

Church of Merimasku 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 Merimasku takes about more or less than one hour 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 en Merimasku

Se dice que esta hermosa iglesia de madera roja es la sexta iglesia de madera más antigua en uso continuo en Finlandia. Fue construido en 1726, y es el segundo en el sitio. La iglesia es bastante modesta, pero ¿y qué? Me parece hermosa iglesia pequeña y dentro de sus colores tienen tonos cálidos.Al entrar a la iglesia, el cepo espera a los visitantes. Oficialmente, el uso de cepo fue denegado el 15 de mayo de 1848.

Las paredes son de tablón y están pintadas modo que, que se parecen al mármol. El púlpito barroco fue donado a la iglesia en 1685 de la iglesia anterior. Barco votivo, una fragata comercial, es de principios del siglo XIX. Me encantó su mascarón de proa y eso es porque también tomé el primer plano de eso. El campanario es a partir del año 1769. El reloj hermoso del pie es típico de esta región y también es de principios del siglo XIX. El patio de la iglesia está rodeado por una cerca de leño. Al ingresar al área o al salir, se pueda ver un monumento a los caídos. Este es modesto, pero también hay obras de arte reales. Son comunes en todas partes en Finlandia y usted puede verlos al visitar una iglesia en Finlandia.

La iglesia de Merimasku 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 Merimasku toma más o menos de una hora 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 à Merimasku

Cette belle église en bois rouge on dit que c’est la sixième plus ancienne église en bois en usage continu en Finlande. Elle a été construite en 1726, mais c’est le deuxième sur le site. L’église est assez modeste, mais et alors, je la trouve charmante petite église et à l’intérieur ses couleurs ont des tons chauds. En entrant dans l’église, un carcan (pilori) attend les visiteurs. Officiellement, l’utilisation des carcans a été refusée le 15 mai 1848.

Les murs sont en planche et peints de cette façon, qu’ils ressemblent au marbre. La chaire de style baroque a été donnée à l’église en 1685 de l’église précédente. Le bateau votif, frégate commerciale, date du début du 19ème siècle. J’ai adoré sa figure de proue et ç’est pour cela ce que j’ai aussi pris le gros plan. Le clocher date de 1769. L’horloge mural est typique de cette région et date du début du XIXe siècle. La cour de l’église est entourée d’une clôture en rondins. En entrant dans la zone ou lorsque en quittant, vous pouvez voir un monument aux morts. Celui-ci est modeste, mais il existe aussi de véritables œuvres d’art. Ils sont communs partout en Finlande et vous pouvez les visiter lors de vos visites d’une église en Finlande.

L’église de Merimasku 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 Merimasku prend à propos de plus ou moins d’une heure 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 em Merimasku

Diz-se que esta bela igreja igreja de madeira é a sexta igreja de madeira mais antiga em uso contínuo na Finlândia. Foi construído em 1726 e é a segunda no site. A igreja é bem modesta, mas e daí? Parece-me uma bela igreja pequena e dentro suas cores tem tons quentes. Depois de entrar na igreja, o tronco aguarda os visitantes. Oficialmente, o uso de troncos foi negado em 15 de maio de 1848.
As paredes são de tábuas e são pintadas de modo que têm o aspecto de mármore. O púlpito barroco foi doado para a igreja em 1685 da igreja anterior. O barco votivo, uma fragata comercial, é do início do século XIX. Eu amava sua figura de proa e isso porque eu também tomei o grande plano disso. A torre do sino é do ano de 1769. O belo relógio do parede é típico desta região e é também do início do século XIX. O pátio da igreja é cercado por uma cerca de madeira. Ao entrar na área ou ao sair, você pode ver um memorial de guerra. Isso é modesto, mas também há obras de arte reais. Eles são comuns em toda a Finlândia e você pode vê-los ao visitar uma igreja na Finlândia.

A igreja de Merimasku 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 Merimasku, leva cerca de mais ou menos de uma hora de ônibus. Depois das fotos, dou alguns ligações para quem deseja informações mais detalhadas.

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You have never seen these and not heard about them!

Statues of Paupers1

Statues of Paupers2

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65 Comments »

  1. Hello. The wooden church surrounded by greenery is lovely. In Japan too old houses are wooden and summer is cool. Finland’s forest is famous in Japan. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — November 6, 2018 @ 08:02 | Reply

    • Hello. wakasahs15th.

      You are right. Wooden houses are cool in summer and they are beautiful. In Finland many old wooden houses are red. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 08:59 | Reply

  2. Beautiful! I also enjoy this “simple” design. Because there is much depth and story behind it. I feel the wood is alive and still breathing with history 🙂 It’s wonderful that there are tours for visitors in summer. Wish you a good day 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — November 6, 2018 @ 08:10 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment and loving my photos. Olde can be beautiful and it is.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 09:01 | Reply

  3. Wonderful!

    Comment by cindy knoke — November 6, 2018 @ 08:40 | Reply

    • Hello Cindy.

      Thank You visiting my post and leaving Your comment.

      Have a good day”

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 09:02 | Reply

  4. Another beautiful and simple church. I love this one very much. Specially the candle holders on the wall – the hand holding the candle…rather funny. And I can see the ships in there again as in all other churches. Beautiful pictures!

    Comment by utesmile — November 6, 2018 @ 09:25 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. Hands holding candles have some symbolic meaning, but I do not remember what. Thank You visiting and commenting my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 09:31 | Reply

  5. Thank you for bringing yet another beautiful church to our attention Matti. They are all so wonderful and I do love the Finnish style of grandfather clocks.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — November 6, 2018 @ 09:31 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank leaving Your kind comment. This time I also find grandfather’s Clock well-made and very beautiful.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 09:35 | Reply

  6. Very Cute and Art,Excellent Culture!!:D

    Comment by Nasuko — November 6, 2018 @ 09:43 | Reply

  7. oui elle est charmante cette petite église en bois! et j’aime aussi beaucoup la figure de proue du navire 🙂
    quand tu dis ‘chaise’, est-ce que c’est de la ‘chaire’ dont tu parles?

    Comment by malyloup — November 6, 2018 @ 11:10 | Reply

    • Merci Maly, oui c’est ça Chaire. 🙂 Je l’ai corrigé.

      Je suis heureux que vous ayez aimé cette vieille église en bois et laissée votre gentil commentaire.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 6, 2018 @ 11:25 | Reply

  8. Beautiful in its simplicity and amazing in its longevity!

    Comment by montucky — November 6, 2018 @ 16:27 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You visiting and leaving Your kind words.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 08:01 | Reply

  9. I love the way you focus on what matters when looking at places of Christian worship. Excellent photography as always!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — November 6, 2018 @ 16:59 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      I am glad that You enjoyed my way to shoot photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 08:02 | Reply

  10. I absolutely love this old church. It is simple, but still lovely. The details in the artwork is gorgeous.

    Comment by seniorhiker — November 6, 2018 @ 17:31 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 08:24 | Reply

  11. What a lovely church!

    Comment by 洋子 — November 6, 2018 @ 18:03 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      I am glad that You visited my post and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 08:26 | Reply

  12. How lucky you were to have such knowledgeable guides. And what a beautiful and unusual structure — I’ve never seen roof shingles like those before! I also love the carved-wood decorations throughout; especially those arm-length candle holders.

    Comment by Heide — November 6, 2018 @ 20:37 | Reply

    • Hello Heide.

      Thank You loving my post and its photos. Shingles – in our historic days they were general. Here is maybe the most awesome bell tower with shingles:

      Awesome bell tower

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 08:32 | Reply

      • Oh, that is so BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the link!

        Comment by Heide — November 7, 2018 @ 22:15 | Reply

  13. What a lovely way to spend a summer’s day.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — November 6, 2018 @ 22:04 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Yes, it was lovely and interesting. Seven churches in one day. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 10:45 | Reply

  14. Thank you for letting us tag along on your tour. I love that tiled roof of the church!

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — November 7, 2018 @ 01:40 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Thank You. The roof of the Church and of the Bell Tower are made of shingles. In the old days was natural building material. I have seen and photographed many churches which are of the same material. Shingle has two meanings in Finnish. 1. Paanu. 2. Päre. This church has “paanu” roof. Here is my old post in which there are “päre” roof.

      Visit to the past

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 11:40 | Reply

  15. These are beautiful photos! I always enjoy looking at the church cemeteries, especially when they’re so old. I noticed this type of tiled roof on one of the buildings on Seurasaari. Is it specific to the time period? The details and maintenance of the artwork in the church is wonderful. Thank you for sharing, Matti!

    Comment by Emily — November 7, 2018 @ 11:40 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      How nice to notice that You visited my post and left Your kind comment. Thank You. Did You visit the Alpine model railway exhibition in Sello already? I will publish my post about it in December 4, 2018.

      Answer to You question is that they were normal in historic days. Tar helped that they lasted many years. Take a look at this post and notice how tar cover nearly everything:

      Awesome bell tower

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 12:04 | Reply

      • I didn’t know about the tar, that’s fascinating! Yes, we went to the trains last weekend. I just published my post about it. Thank you again for telling me it was there, I don’t think I would have known otherwise. I’ve been telling all my friends about it as well.

        Comment by Emily — November 7, 2018 @ 12:41 | Reply

        • Hello Emily.

          Great post and I left my comment. Thank You.

          Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 12:57 | Reply

  16. What beautiful shots, thank you for including exterior shots as well.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — November 7, 2018 @ 11:44 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Thank You loving my post and its photos. I am glad that You left Your kid comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 12:11 | Reply

  17. Some of those wooden carvings are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this one.
    Enjoy the rest of the week Matti 😉

    Comment by a mindful traveler — November 7, 2018 @ 12:26 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words and loving my post.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 12:36 | Reply

  18. Hello (^ ^)
    The wooden church is like a building in a fairytale country and it is wonderful. I would like to hear the sound of the pipe organ installed in the church.
    Have a good day.

    Comment by saganhama — November 7, 2018 @ 12:59 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      How glad I am when reading Your kind comment. I think that the sound of organ pipe is pleasant inside of this wooden Church. There is always a difference of stone and wooden Church.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 7, 2018 @ 13:04 | Reply

  19. This church may be simple but is special in so many different ways. The shingles, all the wood carvings inside, the ships masthead, all very interesting.

    Comment by Karen — November 7, 2018 @ 23:35 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Votive ships are interesting and their story which I have told in one link in which has a nice collection of them, around Finland after photos. This Votive ship has a very beautiful and well-made figurehead.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2018 @ 11:43 | Reply

  20. It is a very beautiful church! Enjoyed the ship,wonderfully crafted, the wall arm candle holders are very unusual,also enjoyed the memorial graveyard. Thank you !

    Comment by Deb — November 8, 2018 @ 03:45 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Votive ships are beautiful. I have shown my collection of them in the link after my photos around Finland. Their story is also interesting which I also have told.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2018 @ 11:59 | Reply

  21. I love the simplicity of this church. Set in the green the red looking rich and warm.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — November 8, 2018 @ 06:37 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      So, kind and wise words. I am glad that You loved my photo. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2018 @ 12:23 | Reply

  22. This old wooden church looks incredibly friendly. The red colour, the shingels used for the roof, the overseeable size, all surrounded by a lot of green and the flowers of the churchyard. Really lovely!
    Inside I had (among others) a closer look at the votive ship you showed in detail. Really a very nice figurehead and transom as well!
    Thanks for presenting the church of Merimasku, Matti! – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — November 8, 2018 @ 17:26 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      How lovely praising comment. I have always admired Your ability to express and write. We love old wooden churches in Finland very much. They offer something which big churches in big town offer do not offer. On the contrary big churches like Frauenkirche in Dresden offers wonders which our small wooden churches never can offer. I think that this is one nice thing which makes or world interesting to explore.

      Thank You for Your lovely comment,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — November 9, 2018 @ 08:43 | Reply

  23. Loved seeing these special churches- thank you!

    Comment by unnesting — November 8, 2018 @ 18:20 | Reply

    • Hello Mary.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment and loving my phptos.

      Have a good day!

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

  24. Thanks for the great photos of this lovely church.
    I especially like the wooden roof tiles and the candle holders!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — November 9, 2018 @ 15:41 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 10, 2018 @ 08:25 | Reply

  25. Loved seeing some beautiful pictures of Finland. There are so many adorable little churches on the islands and on the coast of Finland. And somewhere in my old photos, I think I even have a picture of Merimasku.

    Admirable in how many languages you write! Although Finnish is missing 😉 as is in my blog. And my french is not yet to the level of blog writing.

    Comment by jessicade — November 10, 2018 @ 08:58 | Reply

    • Hello Jessica.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. There are many adorable little churches, not only on the Island, but all over our country. I have shot photos about from 440 churches, I have a tiny ides. 🙂 I love languages and this the reasons why I selected these languages.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — November 10, 2018 @ 09:03 | Reply

  26. gorgeous church.
    I like your photos.
    your blog tell me different culture.
    thank you!

    Comment by キース — November 10, 2018 @ 09:48 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You visited my post and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 10, 2018 @ 11:43 | Reply

  27. I am sorry, visit after a long absence.

    The wooden churches in Finlsnd is lovery.
    Scale roof like wave and red wall is fairyland House…I image so^^.
    What is plank have four hole?

    Thank You beautiful post .
    Have a good day!

    Comment by そのちゃん — November 10, 2018 @ 15:59 | Reply

  28. You have been visiting few churches 😉 beautiful work.

    Comment by teamarialainen — November 11, 2018 @ 11:17 | Reply

    • Hello Tea.

      How nice that You visited my blog and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

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

  29. Que cálidas resultan las iglesias de madera, si las comparamos con las nuestras en piedra de granito, muchas de ellas.
    Bonita visita y excelentes fotos, como sueles ofrecernos.
    Me encantan los barcos colgando.
    Un saludo Matti.

    Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — November 12, 2018 @ 00:27 | Reply

    • Hola Luisa.

      Me alegra que te gusten las fotos. Nuestras iglesias de madera son pequeñas pero acogedoras. Esos barcos colgantes son preciosos y su historia interesante. Los tenemos alrededor de mi país. Los llamamos: Barcos Votivos. Aquí está mi post contando sobre ellos co fotos:

      Barcos votivos

      ¡Que disfrutes de una estupenda jornada!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2018 @ 08:36 | Reply

      • Hola !!!
        Si, me resultan muy acogedoras también.
        No sabía que se llamaban barcos Votivos, has aportado un vocablo nuevo a mi español 🤗
        He visto en alguna iglesia española esos barcos Votivos pero no sé nada de su historia. Me encantará leer tu post.
        En Lanzarote, Canarias, donde estuve recientemente había un barco en la iglesia de La Graciosa .
        Gracias por agrandar mis conocimientos .
        Que tengas una gran semana. 😊😊

        Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — November 12, 2018 @ 11:34 | Reply

        • Hola!

          ¡Es chulísimo! Porque aprendí español en Las Palmas 1969 sin ningún curso en 4 meses y medio mientras trabajaba allí, me encanta Canarias. Es posible que algunos años nos visitaremos de Lanzarote o Fuerteventura. Ya hemos estado en Tenerife además de nuestras vacaciones en Las Palmas.

          Un abrazo y ¡buen día!

          Comment by Sartenada — November 12, 2018 @ 11:50 | Reply

          • Tu español es genial y debes ser muy bueno para los idiomas porque no es fácil aprender español y su gramática.
            A mi especialmente me gusta Lanzarote. No es solo playa y sol sino mucho que ver (que es lo que a mi me gusta), empaparme de la cultura, costumbres y gastronomía de los sitios que visito.
            Te recomiendo especialmente Lanzarote. Fuerteventura también es atractiva por sus inmensos arenales de arena fina y blanca, pero no me impacta tanto como su cercana hermana.
            Por cierto, que desde Lanzarote (Playa Blanca), se puede ir a Fuerteventura en Ferry. Es solo media hora y puedes llevar el coche en el Ferry. Es perfecto.
            Otro abrazo para ti.

            Comment by Si, Soy Gallega — November 12, 2018 @ 13:45 | Reply

  30. Interesting colour for a church. Red… Loved the candle holder that includes the arm and the ship. I do see a lot of wood, though. Is that usual, constructing a church out of wood? Churches here in England are stone-built. Beautiful photos and a nice bright day!

    Comment by MLL69 — November 13, 2018 @ 15:12 | Reply

  31. your usual excellent job of (among other things!) conveying the excellent/exquisite workmanship which went into these buildings/edifices ~

    Comment by betunada — November 13, 2018 @ 21:41 | Reply


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