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Since I've seen it in real life, I can tell the church is overwhelming and has beautifull wooden and glass art on the inside.  Info: Urnes Stave Church,Norway.The wooden church of Urnes (the stavkirke) stands in the natural setting of Sogn og Fjordane. It was built in the 12th and 13th centuries and is an outstanding example of traditional Scandinavian wooden architecture. It brings together traces of Celtic art, Viking traditions and Romanesque spatial structures.

Urnes stave church, Luster in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Stave Church of Norway "Stavkirke"  or ancient wooden churches of Norway. The ancient pine of Norway so resilient that some have lasted for 5 to 6 centuries.

STAVE CHURCH OF NORWAY - "Stavkirke" or ancient wooden churches of Norway. The ancient pine of Norway so resilient that some have lasted for 5 to 6 centuries.

Stavkirke, Notodden - the structure is a three-armed cruciform and is the largest stave Church. After the Reformation, the Church was in a pretty bad condition and was restored in the period 1849 - 1851 .  .

Stavkirke, Notodden - the structure is a three-armed cruciform and is the largest stave Church. After the Reformation, the Church was in a pretty bad condition and was restored in the period 1849 - 1851 .

Borgund Stave Church in Norway - stave churches were built in the late 1100's. When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over 1,000 of them."

Borgund Stave Church in Norway - stave churches were built in the late When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over of them.

Stave church, Lom, Oppland, East Norway: A stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction; the load-bearing posts ("stafr" in Old Norse) have lent their name to the building technique.

Stave church, Lom, Oppland, East Norway: A stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction; the load-bearing posts ("stafr" in Old Norse) have lent their name to the building technique. My grandfather Hans was born in Lom.

Gol stave church by Geir B Nystad, via Flickr/ dated(1212) Moved to OSLO, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Gol stave church by Geir B Nystad, via Flickr/ dated(1212) Moved to OSLO, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

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