Photographer's Note

Urnes Stave Church is the oldest suriving example of this building type in Norway. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage.
Travelling trough Norway we though this place is 'a must' for someone like us (fond of history and architecture), so - the place was included as one of the milestones of our trip from the very beginning.
There are basically two methods to get to Urnes - one is by ferry and the other - by road. We took the second option, anticipating it would be more interesting.
And interesting it was indeed!
The road (one and half car wide) started with a road sign pointing to Urnes. After a few kilometers we crossed the first tunnel and started to drive on a cliff, having a steep slope on the left and a drop towards the fjord on the right. There were several consecutive signs stating the road to become more narrow (once I thought I would manage to take it between the wheels). The best moment was the more than 1 kilometer long unlit tunnel with a sign "sheeps in the tunnel - beware". And so they were there. What to say? Norway...
But anyway - the road was intersting indeed and when we finally arrived in Urnes we could spend some time admiring this small but wonderful church.
We thought it would be quite funny to walk there in out medieval clothes - and the outcome you can see on this photo. Maybe to feel the 'Medieval atmosphere' a bit stronger.

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  • Copyright: Aga i Przemek (PrzemekN) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 78 W: 6 N: 38] (140)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-07-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.4
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-09-19 15:28
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