Friday, April 5, 2013

Finnish official cards

I've been getting a lot of church cards from Finland, most of my last officials from there are churches. Some are new and some are not, like the one from Helsinki.

 Photo by Kaarlo Valkonen
FI-1650793, sent by Eero.
The Temppeliaukio Kirkko was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. Construction began in 1968 and was finished a year later in 1969. The architects chose a rocky outcrop rising about 40 feet above street level, and blasted out the walls from the inside.
The Temppeliaukio is now most commonly known by its English name, the Rock Church or Church in the Rock. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki and frequently full of visitors. - in: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/finland/helsinki-rock-church-temppeliaukio

 Photographed and Published by Janne harala Tmi, Lahti
 FI-1666941, sent by Silve.
Enough of Helsinki's churches, this one is Michael's Church in Turku.
The church is situated in central Turku. It's named after Archangel Michael and was finished in 1905. It dominates the western skyline of the city of Turku was designed by Professor Lars Sonck and is one of the most popular wedding churches in Turku being able to seat 1,800 people. When Sonck won the competition for the church in 1894, he was only a 23-year old architectural student. Michael's Church is older than Michael's parish. The parish only dates back to 1921. - in: wikipedia
 
Photo by Kalevi Asplund
FI-1710722, sent by Sansku.
Kittilä is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the area of the former Lappi province.
The lovely Kittilä church in designed by C.L. Engel, the architect of the cathedral in Helsinki, and completed in 1831. During the Lapland War it was the only building in the town not burned by the retreating German army.

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