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St. Michael's Church
Near Kontula shopping centre, on the edge of the St. Michael"s church roof sits the Archangel Michael in his flowing robes, worshipping the cross. The red brick St. Michael's church was designed by architects, Käpy and Simo Paavilainen. The church was build on the same location as the temporary Kontula church of Heikki and Kaija Sirén from the 1960s, which was demolished in 1986. On the roof is the five metre high Ristin tie (Via Crucis), the work of sculptor, Kari Juva. The character in flowing clothes is the leader of the heavenly army, archangel Michael, after whom the church is named. Many also see in the sculpture a man leaning on the cross.