In the Reich of the gigantic moskitoes, in the middle of the Finnish nowhere, 30 km west of Jyräskyla (see map) and on a peninsula between the lakes Jämsänvesi and Petäjävesi – jessus, you still want to go there? You should. For the wooden church of Petäjävesi, a unique House of God, built in the years 1763-1765 in Gothic, Renaissance and typical ethno style. It looks bigger on the photo than it is: a cross with four arms, each measuring 17 x 7 m or 51 x 21 feet each. It’s a kind of blockhouse with a tower, painted and sculptured by peasants in all their naivity, filled with angels and faces, a St. Christopher with the pulpit on his head and the fattest Putti of christianity. The cloth on the altar is a century old bridal veil and … – I tell you: Every step is a discovery! But make your choice: In winter it’s freezing cold and the snow lies as high as you are. In summer you have the monster moskitoes … and excuse me for the names: Finnish is a very peculiar language!