27 September 2013

Norway - Part six





I love these old dark wooden churches. I've been googling Poland a bit for work lately and seen that they have some similar to the ones we saw in Norway. Does anyone else know countries that have these type of churches? 

14 comments:

  1. I think they have a stave church in sweden and one in poland, but most of the surviving ones are in norway :) love your pictures btw!

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  2. such stunning pictures! I love this norway series!

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  3. Well... did You know that the most famous wooden church in Poland was transfered (by Prusian king) directly form Sweden, Vang? We call it the Wang Temple in Karpacz now. But there are lots of other wooden beauties in Poland, and You probably know that. :)
    As of other countries... I've been to Romania this summer, and they have quite beautiful wooden monasteries there. (And some incredible carved gates!) Different style but You can catch some similarities. Just google Romanian wooden churches and You'll see.
    You may like to try Kizhi Island (Russia). Nothing close to what You asked for but aren't this churches just otherworldly ? I supposed there should be also some viking style wooden buildings in Russia but I don't now where exactly.

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  4. Agh... Vang is in Norway of course. My mistake sorry! ;)

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  5. Also in Germany / Hahnenklee (sorry german only): http://www.stabkirche.de/Website/Willkommen.html

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  6. Uli, my sister surprised me, last night, with a beautiful tote bag with your 'sisters on horseback' print - she knows how much I love your designs and work. It means so much to me to have this representation of she and I, always together, on horseback, brought by way of your wonderful work. I just love it. Keep on working on your art and spreading it to others, it's amazing, special, unique and appreciated. xo

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    1. That's so wonderful, it's just how I had the image in mind, that it would be a illustration many sisters could use :) Because there is something special about sisterhood!
      Many hugs / Uli

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  7. I don't know any more about the churches sorry but this post is once again marvellous! I love it the photos are magnificent!xx

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  8. third painting is like a painting!
    what a beautiful country!

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  9. I can't remember seeing churches like that anywhere I've been. The mountains and country shots look reminiscent of British Columbia, Canada though.

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  10. Ukraine has some gorgeous wooden churches, and, as someone already mentioned, so does Romania. The styles are, of course, different, but I think if you love the Norwegian churches, you will probably love these too -- I do anyway!
    And what wonderful photos you've posted, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Those type of churches, I've been explained during a trip round scandinavia, were made in similarity to viking boats, as catholic churches are made to resemblance a christian cross, starve churches appear to be found all around scandinavia, some parts in germany and also on some mountains in Poland it seems. Besos from Argentina!

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