|UNESCO #584 - Petäjävesi Old Church (Photo: Jussi Jäppinen) - FINLAND|
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Petäjävesi Old Church - FINLAND - UNESCO #584
Back in May 2013, my first official card from Finland had a Altar Cloth Detail (beautiful by the way) from Petäjävesi Old Church. Now I finally have a postcard of the exterior and surroundings of that unique construction - and what a beautiful card! It's the first time I see a panoramic postcard so big (30 cm long), it's almost a miracle it didn't get wrinkled on its way. Thank you very much Niina. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
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.