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This is Undredal's most famous little jewel - and a real treasure it is!

Originally built in 1147 AD to accommodate just forty parishioners (standing, not seated!), the Undredal Stavkyrkje is Scandinavia's smallest stave church still in use as a place of worship. It is also one of the very oldest. In its life it has been moved and reconstructed a few times and around 1850 the church was extended by the addition of belltower as well as an entrance vestibule to the west.

In 1962 a major restoration of the interior of the church was carried out and that involved, amongst other tasks, the removal of several layers of paint from the walls and ceiling to reveal the wonderful original decorations.

In my workshop you can see a little picture of this church's altar and I shall attempt to show some more images of the interior later.

ISO 200, 1/400 sec at f/8, focal length 24mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1927 W: 427 N: 7230] (29026)
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