Fantoft Stave Church

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38C Fantoftvegen, Bergen, Norway

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davidx davidx
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A very new, very old church Sep 09, 2010
Stave churches in Norway are very old - practically everybody knows that. They used to be all over Norway but few remain - even fewer in situ. The history of this one dates back to the 12th century when it was built near the east end of the Sognefjord. I say 'it' because that's how I think of it but this is not the church that existed for centuries near the Sognefjord until it (the original) was moved to Fantoft, Bergen in the 1880s.

That church was destroyed by a deliberately started fire in 1992 and an exact copy was completed in 1997. When I visited the following year it was odd to have all the smels associated with newly prepared wood but all the visual attributes of an ancient church.

If you go on hte bus try to make your request to be told where to get off sound pretty mephatic, unless you like going up steep slopes. The driver forgot me at the right stop and I had to go up steeply by stone steps through a wood.
In the church
davidx says:
According to the website it seems the fire here was also started by people who resented a Christian church being built on a sacred pagan site
Posted on: Sep 09, 2010
sarahsan says:
It´s so sad that someone deliberately starts these fires. The same thing happened to the wooden church in Holmenkollen, Oslo. It was done by a satanist.
Posted on: Sep 09, 2010
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