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Moon - 6.1.2020 at 15.10 Vaasa, Vanha Vaasa, Rauniopuisto Observation number 87275

Visibility V / V

Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

The Rising Moon photographed in Old Vaasa in the ruins of St. Mary's Church. The location of the moon was not quite what I would have liked, but good anyway.

Then a small explosion of history:

St. Mary's Church was a medieval stone church built between 1480 and 1550. After the founding of the city of Vaasa (in 1606), the church was expanded in 1649 (Finland's oldest still operating company, Fiskars, was founded in the same year).

As the population continued to grow, the church was converted into a cruciform church in 1749–1753.

St. Mary's Church burned badly on August 3, 1852 in the Vaasa fire on August 3, 1852, and has been a ruined church ever since. The ruins were first restored in the 1910s and work has continued on several occasions since then.

Personally, I am obsessed with these of our medieval stone churches and I find it unfortunate that the church has not been rebuilt to its former glory (as is possible). Based on the fairly good condition of the ruins, it would still not be too late ...


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    • Moon
    • Erittäin näyttävä
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Canon EOS 70D, Sigma DC 18-250mm OS HSM

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