|Sale item from February|
Ideally I should have worn nice heeled shoes, but our old churches are so cold! The cardigan is gold lurex - which doesn't show very well in the photos.
The Danish village churches are the oldest buildings in the country. The one where the christening took place was built around 1150-1200, that's 800 years ago!
I love the windows in these thick walls, the light is always incredible! Only problem is that the walls are made of stone - keeping the temperature very low, at all times!
|Huge window and thick wall|
In many of the churches you can still see the typical paintings in the ceiling, dating back to the Middle Ages, around 1400 (we were always a bit behind up here in the North!). These decorations were meant to have an educational effect on the common people who were illiterate.
These paintings were uncovered during the 1970's, and had further restoration work done after a fire only five years ago. Other parts were uncovered in the late 1800's, where it was customary to repaint them. The "damages" from that has been removed too.
|Old building new lighting and organ|
To get a feeling of the size you can see a person in the lower left corner of the photo. The baptismal font is made of granite and typical for the 1200's.
|Originally for full immersion|
Once the ceremony was over we had a couple of minutes for another quick photo - freezing in the strong wind!
|Almost as tall as her Mom!|
With lots of people around us we couldn't get a good photo of the church, so I borrowed one...
|The church on a sunny winter day|
Now is Sunday night but tomorrow we have Monday - and Visible Monday at the Not Dead Yet Style blog, where Patti is inviting everyone to join the party, and I'm joining!
See you there - Happy Monday!