Monday, August 17, 2015

The Church – Trollhättan (4)

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On our way back from the locks, still in heavy rain, we stopped at Trollhättan Church to have a look inside.

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Trollhättan – the town growing around the building of the canal and locks in the 1800s – did not get its own parish until 1857; and the church, in neogothic style, built between 1860-62, was actually a gift from the New Trollhättan Canal Company. The manager of the canal company, Nils Ericson, gained fame both as canal and railway builder, and was given a Swedish title of nobility corresponding to ‘baron’ in English. It was he who promoted the forming of the parish as well as the building of the church.

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This stained glass window from 1896 (“The Shepherds’ Adoration”) used to be in the chancel but was moved to the western wall in 1962 when a series of new windows (by artist Ralph Bergholtz) were added at the front.

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Altar piece by Albert Eldh from 1935.

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Still raining outside…

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11 comments:

  1. What lovely photos of a beautiful church. The altar piece is, indeed, beautiful!

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  2. What lovely photos of a beautiful church. The altar piece is, indeed, beautiful!

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  3. Stunning. And those stained windows. Love them.

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  4. A gorgeous church! I particularly love the inside, with the stained glass and the beautiful altar piece!

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  5. An exquisite church with surprising touches of green. Creative and unique.

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  6. yet another beautiful place to get out of the rain. it is a beauty inside and outside. i have to say i like the old window much better than the new ones.

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  7. This is a very impressive church outside and vry beautiful inside. the stain glass windows are marvellous.

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  8. I prefer the inside to the outside . That first interior shot is very attractive.

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  9. such a beautiful church. In New Zealand, we have a problem of declining church attendance. What about your country?

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  10. I'm so glad that you braved the rain to visit the church....it is so beautiful....your photos captured its beauty really well...thanks for sharing.
    The 6th photo is just incredible.

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  11. Well although it's got some twiddly bits I wouldn't expect on the average English (sic) church you could plonk it down almost anywhere in England and I wouldn't think it out of place.

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