11 augustus 2017

Borgund Stave Church

From our cabin in Kaupanger -in west Norway, at the end of the Sognefjord- we visited the Borgund Stave Church. This church was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name "stave church".

Four carved dragon heads look over the overhanging roofs; they resemble dragon heads found on the prows of old Norwegian viking ships.

Old and new graves in the church cemetery.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. ...what a gorgeous church, something that I would never see here. The cast iron gravestone in the lower right is wonderful.

  2. I have never seen a church like that one. It is now a museum. A place worth visiting.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Wow, magnifique !
    I've never seen such an architecture for a Church, as I remember...

  4. This is amazing! What an unusual but fascinating church building! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ze zijn zo mooi gemaakt, prachtig om te zien.

  6. Incroyable architecture design Marleen, I can't believe how old it is!

  7. The church is gorgeous and its architecture unique. The age of the church is incredible. Very nice photos Marleen.

  8. First picture is very good. I like the perspective.

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