Photographs by: myself (iPhone)

Here is the Borgund Stave Church (Stavkirke) near Lærdal in Norway. This is a small church was built between 1180 and 1250 AD. It was one of the most earliest Christian churches in Norway after Viking Paganism was phased out. It is covered in black tar to preserve the wood. I have these photos in colour, and these photos were taken on a sunny day, but I felt that such a building reflected the dark nature of the middle ages and the restrictions religion placed on society, especially when it came to paganism. So the noir filter works swimmingly with such imagery. Luckily, we could walk around the mini balcony along the church. This is a very amazing opportunity and experience. There is no telling how much longer archaeologists would agree to the amount of tourists interacting amongst the buildings.

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