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Religion Religious buildings (photos and discussion)

Discussion in 'Social Sciences & Humanities' started by Indian Summer, Aug 22, 2015.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    Great picture, I can see why it was reposted!
     
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  2. peacefulveglady

    peacefulveglady Peaceful Postive lady

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    Northern IL
    I am enjoying the structures however, i am nothing religious no more.
     
  3. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Norway
    Thanks. I'm really happy with that picture. :)
     
  4. KLS52

    KLS52 Only Kindness Matters

    I love this!
     
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  5. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    If you want more praise and exposure to even larger audiences, you can also upload your favorite photos to sites like Wikimedia Commons (so the photos can be used by multiple language versions of Wikipedia) and Flickr. (Make sure to choose a suitable licence.)
     
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  6. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Thanks. :) Perhaps I'll do that when I get better. I haven't that many pictures that is good enough yet. :)


    I have one more photo I like of my churches. And it reminds me of the good photos do not neccessary need to be taken in the front of the church.

    Gudhem Church in Sweden. She was first build sometimes between 1160 and 1200, but was burned down in 1560 and rebuild. On the right you see a small part of the ruins of Gudhem Abbey. I guess you can translate Gudhem to God's Home in fact. This church is very simple, also on the inside, but very beautiful.

    I was very surprised about Varnhem Monastry and Gudhem Abbey. I always thought they where bigger and lighter, but they are quite small and had to be quite dark too. Some places at Varnhem, I was able to touch both walls with my hands (and I'm 163 cm, so my arms aren't that long...).

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  7. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Btw. I think I'm going to use some of the great winterdays to take pictures of the interesting churches close to where I live. A lot of them are white of cause, and white churches, blue sky and white snow makes good photos. :)
     
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  8. Mischief

    Mischief Addicted Poster

    Lovely!
     
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  9. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    The dogs were going to the vet today, so we visited a chuch on the way too. :) There's so much history close to where I live, so no need to travel to other side of Norway to look at old churches.

    Oppegård Church was build in 1876. In 1150, there was a stave church built here, but she was removed in 1721 when they built a lumber church. That one was replaced by this wooden church in 1876. The oak you see in the background on the left is several hundreds years old. Some of the tombstones here was from the 18th and 19th century.

    Not far from this church, Roald Amundsen's home is too.

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  10. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    I went to visit Ski Church today. It's 10 minutes for me to drive. It was under reconstruction, so I have to go back. :)

    And I found this page: Hjem - Kirker i Norge | Kirkesøk That is poetry (or porn :p ). And I have 191 medieval churches to visit! :)
     
  11. peacefulveglady

    peacefulveglady Peaceful Postive lady

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    Here is that Las Vegas Cathedral i was speaking about .
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  12. Chryssie

    Chryssie Internet Junkie

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    Beautiful pictures everyone!
     
  13. peacefulveglady

    peacefulveglady Peaceful Postive lady

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    This is my other fascinating religious structors , my Grandma got me into this in the 80s and 90s, now its a Catholic church..
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  14. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Nesodden Church.

    An other medieval church from Norway, not far from where I live. She was buit between 1136 and 1180, and has church books back to 1709. :)

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  15. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Hopeful...

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  16. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Hopeful...

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  17. Mischief

    Mischief Addicted Poster

    You should absolutely go. I would love to, and never will, so go in my stead.
     
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  18. Blobbenstein

    Blobbenstein .......

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    Here's an old one:

    Nympsfield Long Barrow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I was up there this afternoon, and took some pictures.......older than the pyramids I think...?

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    There is a still intact barrow about a mile down the road, called Hetty Pegler's Tump. Maybe I will go there again...not as photographic, but I think you can go inside it.
     
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  19. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Duddingston Kirk is a medieval stonechurch in Duddingston Village, Edinburgh, Scotland. She's the only surviving building from that period.

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  20. Mikkel

    Mikkel Addicted Poster

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    Eidsberg Church. She lays in Rakkestad in Østfold, and is a medieval church. She was built during the 13th century, but as most churches from those days both chanced, made bigger and restored. I liked this one really good, as it a bit different from the other mediaval churches in Norway. Quite a bit bigger also. I have to go back one day it's open to take a look inside too.

    Even though the churches are very old, the tomb stones aren't. So a lot is removed and replaced with newer one. I've found tomb stone dated back to the beginning of 19th century this far, but no one older.

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