Friday, July 12, 2013

Vacation Post 1

I am all red and peeling which means that the vacation is working.  Today I visited Hattula church.  It has wonderful medieval wall paintings.  According to the female minister I spoke with, the paintings may be the work of Bridgettine nuns, so there's even a feminist flavor to my day.

The small wooden sculptures are also charming.  This is the Hattula Madonna, from around  1300 C.E.

In other gender news, young dads here seem very involved with their children.

The new potatoes are heavenly.  Why that is the case is a mystery.  It may have something to do with the long days of the short but intense summer.

Gotta go and swim....