Borgund Stavkyrje

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As promised last week, here is a picture of the whole church, all wood and almost black with age. This church has survived with the least amount of alteration. Throughout Europe there where some 1000 wooden churches built this is one of the 28 left.
Fun fact: If you come from the village you can get married here.

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Like Dragons in the air

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Norway is known for it’s wooden churches. This one in Borgund is no exception It dates back to 1183 but the timber used was felled in 1180. My picture shows just some small details of the roof against a stormy sky. I’ll share some shots going forward of the whole building. Until next time…stay safe.

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Mask-Up

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This is actually close up and personal with a copy of a diving suit designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. Rather apt for these strange days we are living in.

Not Quite Aladdins’ Lamp

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I saw this old oil can in the workshop at Kistefos. I just had to take a shot of it in the sunlight from the window. It was just left there ready to use.

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The Ball

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Another favourite from our trip to Kistefos this wonderful sculpture by IIya Kabakov.
I must say that I can identify with this sculpture, more than I would like to admit.

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Teddy…

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…Beast of the Hedonic Treadmill by Fredrik Raddum.  For some unknown reason this one made my smile. I hope it does you to in these strange times.
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The lighthouse at Worlds End

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This is a heavily visited attactraction in a national park about an hours drive from our house. Although it looks really oldies not that ancient really; it was built with stones from the beach in 1932.

I had to do a fair bit of photoshopping to remove the people but the end result looks ok to me.

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Silent Studio

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One of the few artworks that really made an impact on me at Kistefos was this one.
Silent Studio by Mark Manders

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Doing the Twist

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The Twist is an art gallery about an hours drive from my home here in Norway. I have had plans to photograph it for a while now, but never got my act together to do anything about it. Well, what with all my travel plans for the summer abandoned I had to seek inspiration closer to home.

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