stave church


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stave church

A Scandinavian timber-framed and timber-walled church built from the eleventh century onward.
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In large measure it is an exercise in carefully reporting the excavation of an exceptionally well-preserved tenth- to eleventh-century longhouse with an adjacent stave church and burial ground representing Iceland's conversion period.
Alternatively, cruise guests can take a fantastic trip to Grip Fisherman's Island, home to Norway's smallest stave church.
The production team referenced details from Norway for the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, which sits on a fjord and includes elements of classic Norwegian architecture like a stave church.
It is based almost entirely on six buildings: Mont St-Michel, Chartres, Saint-Denis (not then a cathedral, as the caption to illustration 4-3 states), the Sainte-Chapelle, San Clemente in Rome, and a Stave church in Norway.
They include the Norwegian Folk Museum, where you can wander around a lovingly recreated Norwegian hamlet and farm, complete with centuries old stave church, and the Viking Ship Museum, where three preserved Viking ships will take your breath away.
While the film Folkemuseum, 2010, created for the show, displays a slow pan across the facades and interiors of the open-air museum--wooden houses with grass-covered roofs, a stave church, a 1920s filling station, an architect's apartment, the living quarters of Pakistani immigrants (complete with a television inside, showing a Bollywood film)--the photographs in his installation Untitled (Wise Corners), 2010, capture architectural details of signature works of contemporary architecture.
Regular coaches and buses will take you further afield to the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, at Troldhaugen; and to the Fantoft stave church.
To give the cruise its official title, on BM179 Norwegian Secrets there was a choice of 18 shore excursions ranging from bird watching by boat at Runde during our stopover at Alesund to a hike on the Nigardsbreen glacier and from a trip to the Urnes Stave Church and Sogn Folk Museum at Skjolden to seaplane sightseeing trips at Bergen and Ullensvang.
On the way we visited the old stave church at Borgund; it was the most fantastic sight you could imagine, like the whim of some brilliant child, a cockchafer's shell carved by a simple giant with his sheath-knife, with simple crosses and arrogant dragonheads, all twists and twirls, louver on louver.
Past and present The open-air Norsk Folkemuseum contains 155 traditional houses as well as a Stave Church dating back to the 13th Century.
We filled the time in between with an 80km drive up to the town of Vik instead, sitting aside the Sognafjord, visiting the nearby Hopperstad stave church, one of the best examples of these historic wooden buildings made from vertical planks slotted into upright posts.