Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment, if you think you might know where this mystery photo, was taken. If you guess correctly, I will credit you the following week and post a link to your site/blog. Guest contributions are always welcome. Simply drop me an email or leave a comment indicating you would like to submit a photograph.
Last week I was in Balestrand, at St Olaf’s Church, which I had previously thought was built by the German Kaiser during his many sojourns there. However, in checking the facts, which I’ve quoted below, it seems it had a far different origin. The church has a fabulous vista over one of the world’s most picturesque fjords, photos of which I will post at a future time. Again it was Gerard who guessed correctly and also, Tina from Everyday Life in Vienna recognized the location as being, Norway. Well done!
This church built in a stave church style was completed in 1897. It belongs to the Church of England and is under the spiritual administration of the Bishop of Gibraltar who is in charge of all Anglican churches on the European mainland. The church was erected in memory of Margaret Sophie Green Kvikne – a vicar’s daughter from Yorkshire, England – who came to Norway as a mountaineering pioneer. She married Knut Kvikne. It was said that she never felt at ease with the Lutheran rituals in Norwegian churches. She died in 1894, but at her death bed, Knut promised her to build an Anglican church. The church building was completed in three years.
Monday Mystery Photo – Something to Ponder About