Kulturhistorisk museum – Stave church portals

 
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Ål Stave church, Hallingdal, 1100
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Stave church portal, Åtrå church, Tinn, Telemark 1163-1189
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Stave church portal, Sauland church, Hjartdal, Telemark c. 1200

You know me – I love museums. Kulturhistorisk museum (in Oslo, Norway), is one of my absolute favorites, and I have visited it numerous times. Never have I ever met anyone as excited as I am at museums. I take TONS of pictures, get down on one knee and speak softly to the wood carvings as I photograph them. To me, this is the best form of meditative exercise there is. Every time I behold these carvings feels like the first. There is always a new detail to take notice of, no matter how many times I’ve seen them. I think this goes without saying, but I adore norse wood carvings and one day I hope to have a replica of one of these as my front door… sigh… THAT would be absolute bliss.

Would you like to see more photos from this museum? 

Sól, The Viking Queen.

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11 thoughts on “Kulturhistorisk museum – Stave church portals

  1. Yes, please, more photos! The wood carvings are truly amazing. Your blog articles have convinced me to plan a trip to Oslo, Norway for 2018. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. And of course I would love to see more of these, you are very lucky to be able to visit these museums.

  3. I just found you and your blogs, pictures, and some stories. I can’t believe you were picked on when you were younger? ?? But people do not like ones that are different. All my life i was told just be yourself people will like you for who you are. Now thats a joke, people are afraid of things and people that are different, my last name is hispanic but on my mothers side is my Norwegian and Swedish which i am proud of i am in my 40’s and trying to learn Norwegian the towns where my family is from is around hordaland. I look forward to meeting like minded ones, who don’t find me odd and wish you the best would love to hear from you but i know you are a busy kvinne.
    Take care on your travlels

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