Petäjävesi,   07/2008

The Petäjävesi Old Church, built of logs, is about 120 km northeast of Tampere.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  It was built between 1763-1765 using local funds.  While we were visiting the church the young ladies in charge told us that as no permission had been received from Stockholm, the locals started the foundation of the building and the charter arrived later with no funds.

It is a charming little church and a perfect example of the eastern Scandinavian architecture.

The Cemetery and the Steeple 

...and another lake near the church...

Road and flowers and last but not least the most common sign on Finnish roads


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