Friday, May 6, 2011

Petäjävesi Old Church


Petäjävesi Old Church in central Finland, was built of logs between 1763 and 1765. This Lutheran country church is a typical example of an architectural tradition that is unique to eastern Scandinavia. It combines the Renaissance conception of a centrally planned church with older forms deriving from Gothic groin vaults.

This is a detail of the decoration of this old wooden church. The church is still in use during summertime, many couples want to be married there.


Love the matched stamp and card !!

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