It was a perfect cloudy Norwegian summer day- still snow on the mountain tops. Two hours drive from Geilo driving thru this lush green narrow valley ...and then...
Borgrund Stav Kirke
It took my breath away
this medieval beauty
just resting there so quietly
Surrounded by people who found hope and comfort here
a beautiful and picturesque spot for this magnificent stave church
Did you know you will only find Stave churches in Norway?
They work very hard at preserving them
Fascinated with the dragons
absolutely love all the detail
Built around 1180- it was dedicated to the apostle Andrew
The architectural style is Romanesque and Gothic
Sprayed down with tar to preserve the timber that was used to build this lovely church
It is truly something spectacular
There are very, very old graves
but we also came across some recent ones
many families are buried here together
It was a very quite morning
even my kids were still
As I walked around I looked at the graves and had tears in my eyes reading the grave stones
some had a little more to say about the person and their life
others were just a simple name and date.
One of the highlights of my trip home
I am very grateful and proud that this is part of my heritage
To experience this and take it all in
Do you have a special place in this big world that left you in awe?