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Monday, October 24, 2011

Blue Monday

At the North Cape plateau there's a tiny chapel excavated into the rock underneath the North Cape Hall. St Johannes Kapell (The Chapel of St.John) is the world's northernmost ecumenical chapel. It's mostly used for weddings, and what a place this would be to get married in!

The dominant blue color and light
meets you right at the entrance,
and gives the feeling of entering an ice cave.

The altar is shaped like an upright boat.

The ship is a typical element of the norwegian church, as the main part, where the congregation is seated, is called the church ship. In northern european, but mostly scandinavian churches, a sail ship model is often hung from the ceiling over the congregation.

The raw rock wall has been kept, and the 
many shelves and crevices hold lit candles. 
The live flickering flames create 
a beautiful atmosphere in the room.

The chairs are so well balanced that they look like they are floating.

The ceiling makes you think of stars 
and northern lights (aurora borealis)

This tapestry is hung from 
the ceiling down the back wall,  
and it also represents northern lights 


Inge said...

Sikke et fantastisk smukt kapel.. Der må være godt at sidde og få ro og balance i sjælen. :-)

Cafe au lait said...

This is so beautiful!

My Blue Monday.

Riet said...

Oh my, that is a beautiful church.

SmilingSally said...

What a lovely place to worship God.

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Inger.

missing moments said...

Love that ceiling shot!

Gunsside said...

looks like a very special, beautiful church, thanks for shearing ;))

pat said...

So weird, but so beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ingrid, the blue chapel is beautiful. I also love the wheat macro in the post above -- a perfect Fall -- a perfect macro.

Eva in Athens, Greece said...

Verkligen vackert, och annorlunda!

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