Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Old Aker Church

Gamle Aker Kirke (Old Aker Church) is Oslo's oldest remaining building and the only remaining church for the Middle Ages. It is assumed that it was built around the year 1150. It is a stone church, built as a three-naved Roman-style basilica. The church has been pillaged and ravaged by fire several times. The oldest part of the surrounding churchyard dates back to the 12th century, and it is said that the church is built over an old silver mine.

4 comments:

  1. It's so hard for me to think of a building still standing that is that old. Here in Arizona I've seen 10 year old buildings torn down to make way for new buildings.

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  2. Welcome to the Daily Photo Blog community!

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  3. What a beautiful building, Hanne!

    Welcome to the City Daily Photo community, from Scituate, Massachusetts (USA)!

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