Camera: Mamiya 645AF Lens: Mamika Sekor D 2.8/80mm AF Film: Agfa RS100 Date: 01.07.1991
Door lock, Vågå Old Church, Jotunheimen, Norway
For many centuries, over 1,000 stave churches decorated the Norwegian landscape. Today less than 30 remain, most of the others having been lost to fires. The Vågå Old Church is believed to have replaced a pagan temple as early as 1030, during the advent of Christianity in the region. The present church was built in place of that building between 1625 and 1630, incorporating many elements from the previous church, thought to have been the second oldest stave church in Norway. The 1.40m wide and 5cm thick door to the church was cut from a single plank of Norwegian fir.