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Hedared stave church

 

A different view of a previously shown church.  Hedared stave church is the only surviving example of its type in Sweden, the present building dates from the 16th century, but there was a church on the same site from the 13th century.

 

Hedared stave church

 

A different view of a previously shown church.  Hedared stave church is the only surviving example of its type in Sweden, the present building dates from the 16th century, but there was a church on the same site from the 13th century.

 

comments (13)

this is a superb image in B&W Tom...
this wooden church is humble but it has been well cared for over the centuries...

this photo of it is a likey....petersmile
Tom Wilson: It featured in this one http://tomwilson.shutterchance.com/image/2010/05/28/swedish-churches-1-of-6--hedared-stave-church/ and the following day - you might like to take a look smile
Simply wonderful Tom! Reminds me of Malagasy wooden structures from the 19th century.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard - it's almost like a log cabin smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2015, 06:50
Simple and unadorned isn't it Tom
Tom Wilson: Very much so, Chris - at the time, Sweden was at about the same level of development as the Demo. Rep of the Congo is today smile
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2015, 08:52
It has weathered remarkably well, Tom
Tom Wilson: They take very good care of it, Lisl - when I visited it was being tended by a couple of young lasses from the village who were obviously very proud of it, and it is still used for weddings.
It would make a enviable garden shed Tom
Tom Wilson: Lust, lust, eh, Bill smile
You have done a very good job with this image, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
the vignet works very well here
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chantal - of course, you would have preferred sepia smile
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Mar 2015, 11:23
I am sure that this would be protected in that case Tom.
Tom Wilson: Oh, indeed, Chad - Sweden's earliest heritage protection legislation dates back to 1666! Must be the earliest in the world, I think.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2015, 14:00
Not catering for a big congregation, Then, Tom?
Tom Wilson: A small hamlet rather than even a village, Ray - the centre for the widely spread farms of the time.
I saw stave churches like this in Sweden years ago, Tom, and loved them. So simple...the kind of church my preacher dad would have loved.
Tom Wilson: They certainly only had room for perhaps fifteen people of so - a very small parish smile
Lovely building isn't it. I guess the steeply pitched roofs are to stop too much snow accumulating.
Tom Wilson: I think your guess is right there, Brian.
It has weathered the years very well Tom. Nicely presented
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's very well preserved.
Interesting... good use of the vignette effect...

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