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Last one of this bicycle trip to Öland, please look at the Large Version.

Öland is the windmills' island, but also the churches' ! So many of them, and all with a small ressemblance. So I decided to present 4 of them in this panorama.

Bredsättra's church has it's actual shape since 1848. But the building still has some parts dating back to the first stone church built here, in the 1100s. It is 5km away from Saint Birgit's Chapel, and you can find inside the church nice postcards showing both of them.

Egby's church was also built in the middle of the 12th. The walls around the nave and the choir are still standing, as well as the altar. It has being fortified in the beginning of the 13th century, to offer better protection against the Baltic Pirates. Many wars during the 17th also affected the church, and it was finally restored many times, from the mid-18th century, to the 1980's.

In Löt, there was a wooden church, that has been replace by a stone construction during the 13th century. As the others, it suffered a lot, and only the original altar remains.

Köpingsvik was Öland's most important market-place around 1000-1200, and the church quickle became the largest parish church in Öland.

That's it for this visit of Öland !!Sorry for having been late for this last one, and Thanks for following it !

(Small brightness, contrast and cropping.)

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