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Interior of stave church, Torpo, Norway


I was impressed with the construction of the church, considering that the building to place around 1160. This is the interior of the tower.

It was sad to see the destruction of the interior of the church, by some of the former religious societies. One can clearly see the damage done..

I borrowed this photo from Fortidsminneforening (Ancient Monuments Society), since I could not get a good picture witht people in the church when I visited. Some are saying that: "there is something very appealing about Norway’s stave churches – with their lofty steep-roofed, deep-eaved, pagoda-like silhouettes and internal wooden snugness, like the inside of a sailing ship. They are different from the cool stone structures of our own medieval parishes".

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