Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Finnish Official Cards

I didn't get any mail yesterday and i didn't get any mail today either :( I know my collection has grown a bit in the last days because of the cards i bought in France but i still want to find cards in may mailbox. Hopefully i'll receive a few tomorrow.  
For now i've official cards from Finland. 

 Photo: Markku Könkköla
FI-1816873, sent by Eira. 
Jyväskylä City Church is located in the heart of city. The church building was completed in 1880, five years after the establishment of the city parish. The church was designed by architect L. I. Lindqvist and construction led by the Swedish-born architect, Anders Johan Janzon. The red-brick church replaced the earlier wooden church built in 1775.
The new church was needed since the early 1850s due the poor condition and location of old church. When the new church was completed, it was the first stone church in Central Finland. Architecture includes both neo-Roman and neo-Gothic features. - in: http://www.spottinghistory.com/view/362/jyvaskyla-city-church/

 FI-1835451, sent by Eija.
This card was sent by Eija but was also signed by 8 other postcrossers.
The Petäjävesi Old Church was built between 1763 and 1765. After the new church was built, the old remained abandoned for a long time. Only the cemetery around the church and the belltower were in use. In the 1920s an Austrian art historian Josef Strzygowski noticed the architectural and historical value of the church and since 1929 it has been restored several times. In 1994 it was approved in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites representing typical eastern Scandinavian wooden church tradition. - in: wikipedia

 FI-1850033, sent by Anna.
Several views of Hämeenlinna in the south of Finland.

FI-1864433, sent by Kristinna.
Jämsä is a town located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. The municipality has a population of 22,392 and covers an area of 1,823.91 square kilometres (704.22 sq mi) of which 252.57 km2 (97.52 sq mi) is water. There are all together even 465 lakes in Jämsä. - in: wikipedia

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