The Old Church (Vanha kirkko in Finnish) was built in 1824. It was the first church in the city of Tampere which in those days was a small and poor community. The little wooden church represents neo classical style and has cross shape. The bell tower was built in 1828-1829.
In the foreground there's flags of Tampere. Flowers are decorations of Tampere Floral Festival arranged every August.
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vinicio (23415) 2006-11-09 5:33
Very nice post, lovely summer atmosphere and beautiful colors, I like also the beautiful church and the square, compliments.
dhurjati (2709) 2006-11-09 6:03
Lovely composition.Crystal clear shot.Nice colour saturation,light is perfect also.Great work.
Greetings from India,
feather (51130) 2006-11-09 8:35
Beautiful scene in lovely light looking across to the old church. I like the inclusion of the flowers and fountain in the foreground, but am not sure that the lady adds anything to the composition, although she had the good sense to wear colours to match the flowers. :)
leiju (1697) 2006-11-09 8:39
Hm... As much as I love the strong light, the way the scene is presented and the clean cut feeling of the shot, I am quite disturbed by the woman cut on the level of her knees and the cut flag pole that create a line of cut smack in the middle of the shot.
Besides that, everything is fine... but I just keep coming back to those two, swinging from one to the other thinking how it could be better. Without her you would have been able to tilt the shot up to see the pole... but then with her you might have gone a bit lower, but then you would have missed out on how the flowers are arranged and that little water thingie... hmmm. Basically, I am left unconvinced by the exact location of the shutter release ;D
Nevertheless, TFS! All the best,
stefanocer (10642) 2006-11-09 10:23
Nice postcard , great composition colours and sharpness.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-11-09 17:13
Hi Kari - the pastels and the flowers give it a cheerful southern ambiance, I also like the towering puffy clouds, the distant smokestack adds a surprising industrial element.
gaby (19819) 2006-11-14 7:05
I like this old church with the flashing colors and a great compo - splendid clouds -
The woman on the left, with her pink trouser, is really a + -
Have a nice day
vanilla73 (87) 2006-11-16 3:56
Hello Kari! This view I love, not that woman though ;), but everything else. Just missing the beautiful summer of Tampere (and Finland, of course)
xuaxo (6846) 2006-11-17 15:50
I like the church, the flowers, the sky. I like very much the flags. I don't like the lady.
In all, a very fresh picture.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (23874)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Cokin P160 Linear Pola
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Flags / Bandeiras / Drapeaux - 1, Keskustori of Tampere, Finland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 5:31