Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Kråkstad church

Kråkstad kirke (1880). Image courtesy of Ski lokalhistoriske arkiv. Used with permission.

Kråkstad kirke (2007). Photo: © 2007, Thore Bakk, courtesy of Picasa Web Albums. Used with permission.

The Kråkstad church was built in stone (walls - three feet thick) in the year 1160. The entryway with spire is much younger. The church was restored in 1801. Originally, the spire was in the middle of the roof, and the windows were smaller. This was the church in which Anton Sigvardt Vebjörnsen Carlsmyr [Sigvart Anton Williams] was baptized on 20 January 1850.

Interior of Kråkstad church. Photo: KA/Atle Evensen, courtesy of Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). Used with permission.

UPDATE: (1 Jun 2016) Came across a beautiful video of the Kråkstad church shot by a drone.


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