Norway

oslo
- portrayal (preview)
- ship museums
- vigeland sculptures
bergen
- historic town(preview)
- sailship in harboure(preview)
telemark
- stavkirkes (preview)
- tratitional farmsteads
northern harbour towns (preview)
svalbard
- spitsbergen habitats &
  creatures
- spitsbergen landscapes
- sailship 'noorderlicht'
 
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STAVKIRKES (preview)

in norway, since about 1000 the vikings built for several hundred years unique wooden churches. such a church is called "stavkirke". it is based on timber framing, using long beams as central posts. almost all decorations and sculptures are made from wood as well. a famous one is the heddal stavkirke in telemark. about 30 buildings survived and have heritage status.
 

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