Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday drive

After church, we made a day-trip to a small town which makes much of its Norwegian heritage. Coming from Washington state, being familiar with such places as Poulsbo, and having some interest in Scandinavian design, I was disappointed to find the town's offerings were almost exclusively American antiques, with some contemporary art. On the other hand, the 19th century Lutheran church in the country that we drove out to was well worth the visit. The exterior had been repeatedly and recently modified, but from the interior it was a perfect country church with creaky wooden floors and wooden pews, the ceiling boards painted mint green with white trim, a high altar (suggesting an ad orientem liturgy), and a circular altar rail.

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