Avaldsnes kirke lørdag kl 13
(Sat at 1P)
Avaldsnes - Norge's vugge. Avaldsnes - Norges tusenårsted? Stedet
ligger der i hvert fall, på Norges tettest befolkede øy, men
allikevel åpent og innbydende. Og
her blir det nok ikke utbygget med det første.
Man regner faktisk med at det allerede var en kirke på Avaldsnes
i 1024, da kong Olav Haraldson var til messe her. Den nåværende
steinkirken ble bygget av kong Håkon Håkonson i perioden 1248
til 1263, og har detaljer som viser klar sammenheng
med samtidige kirkebygg i Bergen. (Syd østre
Kirken forfalt etter reformasjonen, men futen i Ryfylke, Holger Bagge,
reparerte koret i 1560. Derfor finner vi hans og hans hustru's Christine
Lavransdotters initialer på korgavlen. Kirkeskipet
ble stående som ruin, men ca 1630 ble det bygget et treskip innenfor
de delvis sammenraste murveggene. I 1725 - etter at kirken kom i privat
eie, fortsatte imidlertid forfallet.
Menigheten tok over kirken i 1830, og de iverksatte store reparasjoner
i 1839. I 1922 ble verket fullført ved gjenoppbygging av det
store tårnet i vest. Dette brakte kirken tilbake til sin opprinnelige
Avaldsnes - the craddle of Norway. Avaldsnes - the millennium place
of Norway? Avaldsnes is situated on the most dense populated island of
Norway, but the old kings estate and church countryside is open and attractiv.
And it will stay this way in the future.
Historians belive there was a wooden church already in 1024, when king
Olav Haraldson attended service here. The stone church of today was
built by king Håkon Håkonson in the period 1248 to 1263, and
has details connecting it to contemporary churches
in Bergen. (South east wall)
After the reformation, the church was in decay, but the bailiff of Ryfylke
repaired the choir (eastern part of the church ) in 1560. Thats why his
and his wife Christin Lavransdatter's initials are one the choir wall (towards
east). In 1725 the church was taken over by private owners, and the
decay was extensive in this period.
But, after the local congregation became the owners in the 1830's, it
was totally renovated in 1839. And - in 1922 , the original, large tower
in west was rebuilt. Finally, the church was back in its original shape.
Avaldsnes kirke, slik den fremstår i dag
Avaldsnes church of today
Vindskjevt tre på Avaldsnes
Wind formed tree on Avaldsnes
Fredagens utgave om Tusenårstedet (endret!)
The Friday issue about the Millenniumplace has been changed
Jan 08: Until 1P: Overcast,
southern wind, high tide, no rain so far today
Jan 07: Dark, overcast,
raining more or less all day. Strong breeze from south.
Jan 06: Changing from light
clouds to heavy showers with strong breeze.
Jan 05: Overcast, south
Jan 04: Fine day, but -
we had some very light showers mid day.
Jan 03: Rain in the morning,
fine mid day, rain and strong wind in evening.
Jan 02: It has started blowing
again. Strong westerly breeze. Storm tomorrow?
Jan 01: Started out beautiful,
more clouds during the afternoon. Rain in evening.
Dec 31: Lighty wind, low
clouds, almost foggy. Midnight: Very wet rain !
Dec 28-31: Wet, some freezing
Dec 27: Dark clouds, heavy
Dec 26: Overcast, showers,
Dec 25: Rough southern wind
and showers in the morning
Dec 24: Christmas eve: Overcast,
wind, some showers. Best to stay indoor.
Dec 22: Wednesday: Strong
breeze, showers, mild. No more snow.
Dec 21: Tuesday: Wind, some
rain, mild. Still much ice on some roads
Dec 20: Monday: Rain all
day. Extremely wet and slippery roads with ice
Dec 19: Sunday: Fine before
noon, wet, heavy snowfall after noon.
Dec 18: Overcast, hail before
noon, heavy snowfall and wind after 3P
Dec 17: Overcast, some rain,
hard storm, very rough.
Dec 16: Overcast, grey,
Dec 15: Fine day, but overcast
in the afternoon
Dec 14: Beautiful, cold
and clear winter day
Dec 13: Overcast, more before
noon. Clear sky at 6PM
Dec 12: Fine before noon
(-4C), some snow 12A-2P, later overcast
Dec 11: Fine day, blue sky,
Dec 10: Overcast, some rain
Dec 09: Heavy clouds, heavy
showers. It is wet now!
Dec 08: Changing, rain most
of the day
Dec 07: Changing, mostly
overcast, one hail shower, some rain.
Dec 06: Rain and low, dark
clouds. Evening temp: 9C (Sunday -4)
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