This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Church of the Three Crosses

From the very first time I thought traveling to Finland, one of my 'must' was the Church of the 3 Crosses, in Imatra, near the Russian frontier. For a Mediterranean guy, visiting Finland is astonishing. Things as elementary as villages are completely different from the ones I'm used to. Imatra is a clear example. The first time I was in Imatra, I missed the "city centre", so I had to get back... Finding the church is a hard mission, but it is worth it.

From the very first time I thought traveling to Finland, one of my ‘must’ was the Church of the 3 Crosses, in Imatra, near the Russian frontier. For a Mediterranean guy, visiting Finland is astonishing. Things as elementary as villages are completely different from the ones I’m used to. Imatra is a clear example. The first time I was in Imatra, I missed the “city centre”, so I had to get back… Finding the church is a hard mission, but it is worth it.

The Church of the 3 Crosses was planned by Aalto: from the door lever to the curved ceiling. From outside, the Church is totally asymmetrical, clearly divided in 3 parts. It has more than 100 windows, but only 2 of them are equal… I could not find them! Their windows allow the light enter to the Church, even in the short winter days. Inside, the Church has 3 different parts that could be closed off by sliding doors, depending on the sizes of congregation. If you ever visit an Aalto building in Finland, don’t forget to buy a small leaflet of the building. They used to be b&w, with some text and some pictures. If you visit more than one building, you can’t stop collecting them!

http://www.alvaraalto.fi/info/guide/finland.htm#Imatra
www.vr.fi

written by minicooper

No comments yet, be the first

Where is this?

Nearby popular photos – see more

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Spanish.