Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hjo Church

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An old medeival church in Hjo was one of very few buildings in this old town that was destroyed by fire, in 1794. Only a few objects from the old church were saved. The “new” church was built in 1799, but not completed inside until about 20 years later.

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The high steeple on the tower was added in a restoration in the early 1900s

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… and so were the stained glass windows in the choir.

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The pulpit is from 1859 but has been altered a little in restorations.
The small organ at the front of the church is of more modern date.

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The exterior of the organ at the back dates back to an earlier one from 1859. The organ itself is from 1911 and was restored in 2000.

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I liked the colours in this church, and the style too. Nice and elegant details but not too overwhelming.

InSPIREd Sunday

If you have not followed my whole travel series (or have lost track of where we are), Hjo is on the west side of Lake Vättern. See more from this town in a previous post Hjo – A Walk in the Park. There will be one or two more posts from Hjo before we leave.


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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these images from Hjo. It's not every day that a blog takes us to such a secret corner of Scandinavia. Fascinating.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, YP. Our paths have crossed on other blogs, I know, but I think this is the first time I've seen you here? :)

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  2. I like the simplicity of it. While I admire Baroque and Rococo churches, I find them very distracting when I'm trying to pray or meditate.

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  3. Gorgeous organ. And I love the shape of the altar area. The beautiful curve with the arched windows. I could sit there and look at that, and never even need a sermon!

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  4. That is a lovely little church to visit

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