Sunday, September 28, 2008

Espoo Cathedral

The Espoo Cathedral was something none of us had seen before. Rob had found them in a guide book and thought that seeing it would be neat. It was.

This plaque honors men from the area who served and fell during World War I.

Above and below: interesting frescoes on the ceilings and walls.

The frescoes at a distance, looking toward the entrance.

The cemetery just outside the cathedral. The Espoo area was originally settled by Swedes, so most of the headstones have Swedish rather than Finnish names on them.

A monument to those who fell when Russia invaded Karalia, which used to be part of Finland.

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