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St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist

Andzeļi, LV

St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic church built in 1697. It was later replaced by a wooden church built in 1845 which served until the early 1960s when it was demolished because it was in a state of emergency and the congregation ceased to exist. After the Soviet occupation, one of the parish buildings was restored and consecrated as a church.

Sør-Vågsøy Church

Sør-Vågsøy Church

Måløy, NO

The Sør-Vågsøy church is a wooden church built in 1907 according to the design of architect Lars Sølvberg.

Church of the Holy Virgin, Shumen

Church of the Holy Virgin, Shumen

Shumen, BG

The Church of the Holy Virgin is a church of the Armenian community of Shumen, present in this city since the 17th century. The church burned down during the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829, so they rebuilt it in its present appearance in 1834.

Alvdal Church

Alvdal Church

Alvdal, NO

The church in Alvdal was built according to the plans of Christian H. Grosch in 1861. The church was clad with exterior panels and painted white in 1867. The church consists of volumes of different widths in typical Grosch forms. The interior is relatively well preserved from the time of construction, but the colours come from the restoration of 1958-60.

Tombul Mosque

Tombul Mosque

Shumen, BG

The Mosque of Sheriff Khalil Pasha, better known as the Mosque of Tombul, whose construction began in 1740 and was completed in 1744. The mosque complex consists of a main building (prayer hall), a courtyard and a 12-room annex (madrasah boarding house). The main part of the prayer hall is a square, the central part is an octagon, passing through a circle, ending in a sphere (cube). The top of the cube is 25 meters above the ground. The minaret of the mosque is 40 meters high. The mosque in Tombul is one of the largest mosques in Bulgaria.

Folldal Church

Folldal Church

Folldal, NO

The Folldal church was built according to the drawings of the architect Henrik Nissen in 1882. The church was built a little narrower and shorter than Nissen's drawing of 1877. Parts of the building probably contain materials from the previous church of 1751. The church was panelled in 1886 and painted in 1895. The interior is well preserved from the construction period with a painted decoration from 1924 by Ragnvald Einbu.

Dzhebel Mosque

Dzhebel, BG

The historical mosque was newly renovated in 2018 with the help of Turkey

Geiranger Church

Geiranger Church

Stranda, NO

The Geiranger church was completed in 1842, one year after the old church burned down. The church was built of slatted wood by Hans Klipe in a form that was common for church buildings in Sunnmøre towards the end of the 18th century. Whereas normally the bell tower of the old octagonal churches rested on four pillars that descended through the church hall, the roof of the Geiranger church is so solid that the tower is placed on top of it.

Sunnylven Church

Sunnylven Church

Stranda, NO

The Sunnylven church was inaugurated in 1859 and designed according to drawings by Rolfsen of Nordfjordeid. The forms are taken from the standard drawings of the architects Linstow and Grosch. The interior is painted in several shades of grey with reddish brown details. This colour scheme was made by Per Vigeland in 1934 during the renovation of the church.

Holy Three Saints, Shumen

Holy Three Saints, Shumen

Shumen, BG

Holy Three Saints is an Orthodox church erected in 1857. Partially burnt down during the Second World War, the church was rebuilt in 1948. The temple also houses a chapel dedicated to St. Paisii Hilendarski, consecrated in 1971 and currently used as a baptistery.

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