torsdag den 29. juli 2010

Thy´s Day # 20


Denmark´s smallest village church.
Lodbjerg, Thy (c 1450-1550)

8 kommentarer:

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - Those are lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I love the way you share Thy with us.

Dorte H sagde ...

Margot, I am glad you appreciate my photo safaris. I have come to enjoy rambling Thy with my camera, looking for the best ´shots´.

Kelly sagde ...

How interesting! Tell us more about the black structure at the end of the church. Also...why is the plaster thicker at the base of the church?

Bente Pedersen sagde ...

Oh, I thought that the church on Venø is the smallest. I was told as a child, when we were camping on the small island and visited the church. And I was wrong about the period too. Thought this was roman!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly, I am not exactly an expert on church architecture, but I think I can solve these questions. The wooden structure is a bell tower. I´ll post a picture of the bell later (can´t give you all my pictures in one post). The ´plaster´ or whitewash, at the base is granite boulders, part of the foundation. It is built around 1450-1550, by the way.

Dorte H sagde ...

Bente: Well, the windows are neither-nor. My sources tell me that the roman period ended around 1240 while Gothic was used from 1150 to 1525. And it is only called the smallest *village* church, not the smallest church. So perhaps the one on Venø is the smallest island church???

Beth F sagde ...

And this is one reason I love Denmark!

Dorte H sagde ...

Beth: Denmark is a nice little place :D