Road passing an old stavechurch

In Norway, of course. Urnes Stavechurch.




5 Comments on “Road passing an old stavechurch

  1. Beautiful example in its natural setting. I’ve only seen the one at the Folk Museum.

  2. The church appears to be all wood. Is this it’s natural color, or is it painted or stained?

    • My, you are busy today :-). Three posts before I have time to answer the first!. Well, the English word for it is actually Stavechurch. It describes the way the church is built, the way the roof rests on the wood lower down. No nails were used, only wooden plugs. And it is covered in tar to maintain the wood. Burnt very well, so several of them burned down and were reconstructed.

  3. What is the meaning of “Stavechurch”? That’s a term with which I’m not familiar. Thanks…

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