07 May 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 125

1989, Finland, Christmas
designer: Paavo Huovinen

The Old Church at Sodankyla is one of the oldest timber churches in Lapland. It was built in 1689, but decommissioned in 1859 when a new stone church was built. It almost fell into ruins but in 1929 was restored and now is in use during the summer months.

for places of worship


  1. Lovely selection of the church with snow-covered roof. :) Sorry for being away for a while from the linky party. I'm happy to have found a couple of stamps appropriate for the theme this weekend.

  2. I like your old Finnish church more than mine today :)

  3. I like the touch of the pair of birds in front of the church, must be a tough life for them in a Lapland winter.

  4. Remins me of my time in Scandinavia with those high pitched roofs. I saw many wooden churches that looks d like this. Fine stamp.