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Grue kirke

Grue kirke

Grue, NO

Grue Church is a long brick church with classicist and gothic forms, characteristic of Swedish churches in the Middle Ages. The church was built according to the designs of H.D.F. Linstow in 1825. The exterior is well preserved from the time of construction, but the roof angle and the lantern date from 1864.

Nes Church

Nes Church

Nesbyen, NO

The Nes church is a wooden church built in 1861 by the architect Georg Andreas Bull to replace an old church demolished the same year. The church is popularly called Hallingdalsdom (Hallingdal Cathedral) because it is the largest church in Hallingdal.

Trøftskogen Chapel

Trøftskogen Chapel

Nord-odal, NO

The Trøftskogen chapel was built in 1931 according to the plans of the State Building Inspectorate (later Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property). Originally the chapel was made of wood stained brown on the outside, but it was panelled and painted white in 1962.

Chiesa di Santa Barbara

Chiesa di Santa Barbara

Paternò, IT

The church of Santa Barbara is a 16th-century church. In 1576, Saint Barbara was proclaimed patron saint of the town, as the inhabitants of Paternò believed that she had eradicated the plague of that year. The cult of the saint was initially held in the church of Our Lady of Itria of the Teutonic Knights, but in 1583 the University of Paternò acquired an oratory dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, which belonged to the monastery of St. Mary of the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and the cult was transferred there. The current building is probably due to a project of the 18th century, which incorporated on its right side the older oratory, now the parish hall. The church was damaged by the Messina earthquake in 1908 and was later restored.

Nes Church

Nes Church

Ringerike, NO

The Nes church in Ringerike is an octagonal central church made of turned wood dating from 1860. The church was designed by the architect Christian Heinrich Grosch. The church was extended in 1928 when it received a new porch in the west and a new choir with a sacristy in the east, both with gable roofs.

Solheim Church

Solheim Church

Bergen, NO

The Solheim church in Bergen is a rectangular brick building built on Solheim in 1956. The building was designed by the architect Peter Andersen.

Veljushki Monastery

Veljushki Monastery

Veljusa, MK

Veljushki Monastery is said to have been built in the 11th century. With its architectural design originally preserved to the present day, it represents one of the great achievements of medieval Byzantine architecture and sacred art on the Macedonian territory. The frescoes in the church were made in three periods: 1085 (in the altar, the space of the dome in the nave and the walls, the conches, and the chapel), 1164 (in the porch), 19th century (in the nave).

Strandlykkja Church

Strandlykkja Church

Stange, NO

Strandlykkja Church is a small long church with a turret in the middle, built in 1915 according to the plans of the architect H. Børve. The architect was clearly inspired by the churches of Stave church, especially for the interior details with columns and arches. Skirmishes in 1940 left some bullet holes in the wall.

Årstad church

Årstad church

Bergen, NO

The Årstad church is a single-nave church dating from 1890. The architect of the church is C.Christie. It is built of gneiss with portals and window frames of soapstone.

Loddefjord Church

Loddefjord Church

Bergen, NO

Loddefjord church was built in brick in 1926. The architect of the church is Ole Landmark.

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