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Stave Churches – Wooden Churches That Have Survived For Centuries in Norway.

Pieter Stok has travelled far and wide with his camera. He has been to several places and gathered interesting photographs along the way. Some times he takes his muppet friend Grover along. At the moment I believe he is travelling from Ur but you will love his collection of Stave churches that have survived for centuries:

The Uvdal Stavkirke (Stave Church) in Numedal district in central southern Norway. It dates from the end of the 1100s and was remodelled into a cruciform shape in 1720. It is one of about 30 that remain in Norway today. Below is the more ornate Gol Stavkirke now found in the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo on the island of Bygdoy. This was built in about 1200 and moved to the present site in 1885.

Excerpt from: Stave Churches – Wooden Churches That Have Survived For Centuries. | Travels from Ur.

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2 responses to “Stave Churches – Wooden Churches That Have Survived For Centuries in Norway.

  1. baughan October 20, 2011 at 16:25

    Awesome beauty. There’s one of these lovely wooden churches closer to home on the Door County peninsula of Wisconsin.

  2. Pingback: Borgund Stave church | Bear Tales

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