One Word Photo Challenge: Grey

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Gayle is on a roll with photo challenges. Here is our contribution to Jennifer’s One-Word Photo Challenge. As in the previous blogged photo challenge, Gayle immediately thought of Norway, but this time the very creative encasing of a ruined medieval cathedral in a new steel and glass structure to protect it from the elements. In 2012 she toured the Cathedral in Hamar, Norway guided by her son-in-law Jørgen and accompanied by her then-13-month-old grandson, Gustav Sebastian.

The cathedral was originally built 1152-1200, demolished in 1567 through a siege by a Swedish Army and subsequent fire during the Northern Seven Years’ War and centuries later was enclosed in this modern protective structure designed by architect, Kjell Lund, completed in 1998. Besides being part of the very impressive Hamar Museum on the shores of Lake Mjösa, the structure now provides excellent acoustics for special religious services and for concerts.

Below are a few more photos we took during our tour of the cathedral, including that of a drawing of the cathedral before it was destroyed.

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5 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Grey

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  2. These are all so very interesting. The first one is beautiful. But of course I love the photo with your grandson sitting on the wall. Too cute. Thanks so much for sharing these. I love Medieval history and I’d like to check out Norway someday!

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    • Thanks for commenting so positively, Jennifer. Norway is indeed a most beautiful country, whether in nature’s unsurpassed scenery, in its fantastic architecture, views of its people and their ways of life or in all the museum treasures it puts on display. I hope to be able to share more of my photos in the future. I also hope you’ll be able to tour there some day. Gayle Moore-Morrans

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