Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Taste of Sweden - Churches & Chandeliers













 When we are not on the water, we enjoy the usual tourist occupations of exploring new places, sampling the local food (and drink) and visiting the beautiful Lutheran churches that are found in every town in Sweden.  

The interiors are gorgeous with elaborate decorations and vivid religious paintings.  I was particularly drawn to the exquisite chandeliers.  My favourite is the one with the deep blue crystal at its centre.  The atmosphere is very different to English churches and they are a very useful source of Swedish history.

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  1. I love this post -- what a good idea to focus on one aspect -- the chandeliers -- of a number of different churches. So gorgeous!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! The chandeliers really drew me in - they are rather special.

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  2. How beautiful. Those chandeliers are spectacular and I agree with your choice of the blue as a favourite.
    Enjoy your week

    Helenx

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    1. They are! And glad you agree with my choice - the blue just makes it so special.

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  3. I seldom notice the lighting in churches but after seeing these beautiful chandeliers, I will make a point of looking at them.

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    1. That's good to hear. The lighting is the first thing I notice I think and these were certainly stunning.

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  4. Marianne, I am always fascinated by light...whether indoors or outdoors. Every place has its own quality.

    Those church interiors are quite beautiful, and if I were visiting them, I feel sure I'd have taken a long look at the chandeliers, too. Thanks so much for sharing your fine photographs with us.

    xo

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    1. I do agree, Frances. The light is so important and I have really focused on windows and chandeliers in recent posts, both the source of light and so special.

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  5. beautiful images - those chandeliers are spectacular. I am so enjoying catching up with your trip!

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    1. That's nice Ann - good for me to relive it and forget the many discomforts we experienced for these very special moments. At the time I wasn't sure but now, definitely worth it!

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  6. I'm really enjoying your travels - and I don't have to suffer the weather or the midges! Lovely windows everywhere too....

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  7. Glad you are enjoying the sanitised version Rachel! Ready to move on now though. I think I have given Sweden a good thrash. Next summer, Finland...

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