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2010-01-30

cross and rooster

It looks small from this perspective, but the two towers of Högalid Church are 84 meters high. The left tower has a cross on top and is named Olaus Petri after the clergyman, writer, and contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. The right tower is named Ansgar after Saint Ansgar, the Apostle of the North, and has a rooster on top.

Högalid (map) 13 January 2010

4 comments:

VP said...

Interesting compromise, elsewhere Protestant churches have a rooster weather vane and Catholic ones the cross.

JM said...

Contrasts are amazing in this pic. Fantastic black sky!

Andrea Gerak said...

wonderful pic and very interesting with the cross and the rooster - never saw such.

Per Stromsjo said...

Superb shot, Peter. Now we have two pearls from this church. Just follow the link to find the other one.

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