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Washington Island Stavkirke Interior

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 23 September 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The interior of the Washington Island Stavkirke. The church was not open, so the only view into the church is through a small glass window at the entrance, which you see here. There were wood columns in the way, so I cropped this image from the sides to eliminate their dominating presence. Not until I cropped the image did I notice the details in the cross timbers. I also put the camera lens up to the window and fired without a flash.

Around 5,000 people visit the Stavkirke annually. During the summer, there is a weekly Wednesday service that is held in the building. Both weddings and baptisms are held at the building through requests.

Photo captured August 17, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/20 second F/3.5 ISO 1600 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A space suitable for silence.

23 Sep 2020 5:18am

Anne from France


23 Sep 2020 5:20am

By Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Interesting note Steven. I like simple churches and wood suits them well, it gives them warmer colours than stone.

23 Sep 2020 5:27am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

I can imagine how special this place is, Steven, for those wanting to celebrate/worship there. Lucky you to have had at least that window to peek in.

23 Sep 2020 5:31am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

I like the simplicity of the interior. You must have been disappointed not to have been able to enter

23 Sep 2020 5:49am

yoshimiparis from France

the interior of this church is beautiful and would have deserved, it is true, detailed photographs

23 Sep 2020 6:12am

jpla from Anjou, France

c'est sobre

23 Sep 2020 6:40am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Buenísima vista. Buen día.

23 Sep 2020 6:47am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Magnificent woodwork. Excellent image Steven.

23 Sep 2020 7:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful picture.

23 Sep 2020 7:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a lovely warm interior. you made the most of a limited opportunity

23 Sep 2020 8:28am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A very simple wooden decoration! Nice picture!

23 Sep 2020 9:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice interior

23 Sep 2020 10:56am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Plus modeste que beaucoup d'autres lieux de culte...

23 Sep 2020 11:11am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo through the window !

23 Sep 2020 11:52am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh yeah...in Norway we visite Stavkirke.
Great to see again

23 Sep 2020 11:54am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

By the way beautiful colors together

23 Sep 2020 11:54am

willy from Belgium

une belle église sobre avec cet intérieur en bois Steven

have a nice day

23 Sep 2020 12:11pm

Calusarus from Valence, France

What a pleasant room. Nice shot

23 Sep 2020 2:12pm

Rose Swalls from United States

I would love to visit this place...I did google it and saw even more pics.

23 Sep 2020 3:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUch a simple interior for that interesting architecture outside.

23 Sep 2020 3:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

very simple and elegant and full of warmth!!!!!!Lovely shot here !

23 Sep 2020 3:16pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces tons

23 Sep 2020 3:18pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A warm interior with the wooden details.
It is special and well represented by your photo.

23 Sep 2020 4:04pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting interior image.

23 Sep 2020 4:18pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Simple et merveilleuse. Jolie prise réussie.

23 Sep 2020 5:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful interiors crafted in wood. Lovely details in this photo. :)

23 Sep 2020 5:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so very nice.

23 Sep 2020 6:17pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Hello, very nice photo!

23 Sep 2020 6:57pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very interesting even inside this church.

23 Sep 2020 8:39pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

good job through the limited view; the squarish cropping works well. excellent perspective top to bottom, as well as amazing even light.

24 Sep 2020 1:17am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The interior is gorgeous! It is actually really hard to tell that it was taken through a window.

24 Sep 2020 1:25am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Bien combiné compte tenu des difficultés techniques que tu as rencontré.
Bravo !

25 Sep 2020 2:17am

Remus from Portugal

It's welcoming.
But considering the exterior, I thought the interior would also be dark in color. But instead, it is a luminous church.

25 Sep 2020 7:45pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

Gosh, that is quite the place and all that amazing woodwork that people once did. Very nice.

29 Sep 2020 1:25am