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Rural Churches [5]

Churches are among my favourite subjects for photography, for several reasons. Architecture is one thing, history another. Besides, many of them are very photogenic!

This little wooden church is serving a parish of less than 600 souls, living in a mountain village in Central Norway. The architecture is special since the layout is a Y-form, which is used in only four other churches in Norway. The church was finished in 1754, build by the parish and without any public support financially or otherwise.

This image was taken as late as May 16, but due to high altitude and also late spring the landscape is still marked by the colours of winter. The church is surrounded by farmland, mainly sheep farmers in fact.

Red like here is another colour for churches but not very common, and it is mostly used for smaller structures like this one.

Name in Norwegian: Budal kirke

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