This is Sagene Kirke (Sagene Church) in Oslo.
Sagene Church is located in Oslo, Norway. The church was built in Gothic revival style and it was consecrated in 1891. It was designed by architect Christian Fürst in neo-Gothic style (a renewal of the gothic style) . There are 600 seats (most of them are probably not taken).
My second entry:
I hope the renewal of Gothic architecture style still supports the renewal of the souls coming in there …
Haha. Perhaps it does, but I don’t think it comes with a warranty!
Maybe the seats have been taken if there have been some renewal… ‘hehehe’
A issue known from Denmark too… 🙂
I believe it’s the same situation all over Europe.
Beautiful and interesting approach to the challenge. Inside or outside there but…yes, renewal.
Thanks Esenga. I guess the people in the parish that visit the church feels some kind of renewal after they’ve been there.
I believe they do…one or another way but..yes.
Love the black and white, very evocative. Certainly hope there is more than a small element of renewal inside 🙂
Let’s hope so for the sake of the people that go there.
Rarely do architectural images make me curious about what’s inside … this is an exception!
Perhaps I should go and take some shots of the inside some day?
I’ll wager it’s neo-lovely.
I agree. I’ve been inside of a big cathedral before and the size and space perception is mesmerizing. Unfortunately if you don’t place people in the photo is hard to gauge how immense these places are.
I would love to spend time wandering around this building…the B&W gives it great atmospher
Thanks Jo. If you ever come to Oslo, I’ll show you where it is 😀
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A superb shot … loving it in b&w, and very good for this theme 🙂
Thanks. It had to be B/W, it seems more dramatic like that.
A special take on the challenge. Like Jo I love B&W shots, stunning.
B&W can be very nice, but of course it all depends on the photo.
Nice one, Cardinal!
Thanks Mr. Guest.
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Another spectacular image, CG!
Thank you Suburbia.
lovely photo. and brilliant perspective. churches in the Philippines are always packed on Sundays. would be awesome to go someplace solemn ^^
Churches in Norway are pretty much closed all the time and when they’re open, there’s not a lot of people in them. People seem to go there for funerals, weddings, baptism and x-mas.
In Puerto Rico wher I’m originaly from they are also packed on Sundays. I think Spaniards may have something to do with that.
yup. those 300 years of Spanish rule have to be for something ^^
Yep, worth clicking to get the large version on my large computer screen!
Photos are always better when they’re bigger 🙂
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wonderful capture!!! i love the composition.
Thanks. I was considering to tilt it a bit to the left, but I kind of like it’s imperfection
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I want to visit- the contrast is excellent!
You’re welcome to Oslo anytime!
How is this “Renewal”?
It’s built in neo-Gothic style, which is a renewal of the Gothic style in architecture.
Ahhh- I see -thanks!
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I appreciate your post. I like it in B/W. It adds to the creepiness of it all. 🙂
Thanks Pixi. I agree – it had to be B/W.
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One really notices details more in B&W photos. Like the architecture.
That’s true: black & white can be great for bringing out details.
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That is a beautiful shot… I love the lighting around the church too. 😉
Thanks. The light is also reflected well, because the path and grass on the photo was covered in a thick layer of ice.
Okay that makes sense too… giving it a bit of an eery touch. I like it.
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This definitely works in B/W.
Sometimes colors aren’t necessary 🙂
Just gorgeous, and I think you captured the gothic style perfectly too.
Thank you Miss SMC!