" " - Details from Gol stav church, 1157–1216. The stav churches have a very distinct wooden style and construction. In medival times they were common all over North Western Europe with several thousands. But now Norway is the only country with wooden churches from the Middle Ages still intact, and just 28 remain. The Gol church were also to be torn down and lost in the late 19th century, but were luckily rescued, moved and raised again in Oslo at the Folk Museum. The decor shows a mix of Christian and Norse mythologic symbols from the Viking age.
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  • keau05" " - Details from Gol stav church, 1157–1216. The stav churches have a very distinct wooden style and construction. In medival times they were common all over North Western Europe with several thousands. But now Norway is the only country with wooden churches from the Middle Ages still intact, and just 28 remain. The Gol church were also to be torn down and lost in the late 19th century, but were luckily rescued, moved and raised again in Oslo at the Folk Museum. The decor shows a mix of Christian and Norse mythologic symbols from the Viking age.

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  • marco_jpnWow, it's amazing!! There are some common architectural elements with Japanese old castles.
  • poepoe1Black? I remember them being brown
  • keau05@poepoe1 You remember quite rightly. Most of the have more of their natural brown tree colour. But they vary a bit. I'm no expert but I think it's a matter of how much pitch? "paint" they use as protection. And I think it wouldve looked a bit more brownish from a bit a far. So your mind is all right :)!
  • keau05@marco_jpn haha, yeah! Maybe the vikings and early samurais managed to travel and exchange ideas:). Anyway we both do have plenty of forrest so a lot of wooden houses and wood traditions. We still mainly live in wooden houses. My house is :)
  • coconut7j10It is cool!!(O)
  • keau05@boze14 It is :) Looks like something out of Lord of the Rings or something :)
  • nursbeWow, never seen this kinda church before! :O
  • keau05@nursbe There might have been such in Finland too back in the days, but now they are virtually extinct...just a few left in Norway. They are quite cool, "Lord of the ring'ish" I think.
  • jayzochenWow you really #travel a lot hey! 😄
  • keau05@jayzochen thanks for appreciating my photos! No, I don't travel nearly enough ;).
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