Simplicity

Sometimes the simplest of things can be the most beautiful.

Unadorned they are poems to heaven.

Like this simple white wooden church.

White timbers from the 1700s;

A simple stained glass window

And the beauty of planks fading in the snow.

Hiding there, waiting to be seen,

Awaits the gorgeous beauty of imperfect simplicity.

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59 responses

  1. What have you done to me? Now I have to add Sweden to my list of “places to visit”!!! I must see this church…

    January 24, 2011 at 16:42

  2. Looks so pretty with the lavender matte of your blog background. Beautiful.

    January 24, 2011 at 16:47

  3. Imperfect simplicity, I love those two words strung together. Gorgeous photographs :-)

    January 24, 2011 at 16:56

  4. oh it is lovely…and i like the thoguht of poems to heaven….love the lamp post…

    January 24, 2011 at 17:00

  5. Really, really beautiful, Lady Fi. You’re 100% correct, too…the simple things are often the most beautiful. I love just thinking about the history of this church.

    January 24, 2011 at 17:11

  6. Gorgeous images! They symbolize the true appeal of Scandinavia – simple, rugged and pristine.
    Stunning photography, showing off the natural beauty of your surroundings and your skills as a photographer as well.
    Enjoyed this very much,
    xoxo

    January 24, 2011 at 17:18

  7. Those windows are amazing.

    January 24, 2011 at 17:27

  8. Simply perfect!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 17:32

  9. Very pretty! Seems pristine with all the snow.

    January 24, 2011 at 17:32

  10. The colors in this are lovely, quiet and restful.

    January 24, 2011 at 18:43

  11. Riet

    What a beautiful church and I love those windows.

    January 24, 2011 at 18:49

  12. Beautiful, indeed! I love how pure it all looks, even though old.

    January 24, 2011 at 19:19

  13. A beautiful church and wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    January 24, 2011 at 19:26

  14. I agree…there is much beauty in the simple…these are beautiful photo’s of this church…thank you for sharing your eye for beauty. XX

    January 24, 2011 at 19:43

  15. I agree with you. You especially drove your point across with the way you captured this church beautifully.

    January 24, 2011 at 19:48

  16. lilalia

    Ladyfi, is there any possibility that I could use the photos for a collage? You know Charlotte is needing something white and beautiful for her new home. I’d love to try and “do” something with these photos.

    January 24, 2011 at 21:47

  17. I just adore old churches and this one doesn’t disappoint one bit!!! Your beautiful pictures create the charm and history of the spirit in the structure.

    I totally enjoyed this post sweetie!!! :o)

    God bless and have an extraordinary day!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 22:24

  18. It is indeed simple.. and lovely.

    January 24, 2011 at 23:01

  19. Beautiful Fi! It reminds me that we saw small churches with graveyards beside them for the first time this summer when we traveled up the East coast. That tradiltion apparently didn’t come west with our country’s pioneers, because we’d never seen them before.

    I love the colors that seem to show even though at first glance it’s so white everywhere.

    January 24, 2011 at 23:11

  20. Beautiful photographs.
    I agree with you on this.
    Grand views are grand but they are far from homely or comforting

    January 25, 2011 at 02:26

  21. Three lovely shots to portray the beauty of a church. It could be in the countryside in almost any country and look right at home.

    January 25, 2011 at 03:09

  22. Really beautiful! Timeless. The Canadian Clipper moving through here has me appreciating the simplicity of my favorite 80s sweaters!

    January 25, 2011 at 04:17

  23. Mesmerizing capture, white can look soooo beautiful.

    January 25, 2011 at 05:38

  24. No one captures it better, Lady Fi! And it’s always a joy to visit your blog and see your superb photos and read your lovely words! Thank you for the beauty and for your continued visits to my blog as well! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

    January 25, 2011 at 05:50

  25. Lovely, and you mnaged to get some contrasts in spite of all the white. Winter photography is not easy!

    January 25, 2011 at 08:43

  26. Beautiful. The snow adds on to the beauty. :)

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    January 25, 2011 at 09:00

  27. Beautiful architecture and details!:)
    Greetings from Gunn

    http://stavangerdailyphoto.com

    January 25, 2011 at 09:25

  28. your photogaphs are poetry
    and your poetry evokes vivid imagery!!

    January 25, 2011 at 10:44

  29. anemonen

    Beautiful and I like the details.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:56

  30. Beautiful shots. The first one is truly amazing.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:13

  31. A lovely little church, looking its’ best in winter clothing. Another feast for the eyes!

    January 25, 2011 at 12:14

  32. stardust

    Thank you, ladyfi, for your visit and comment to my post.

    I love old, simple, and natural thing, like building made of unpainted wood, or uncolored stained glass. The church made of white timbers is beautiful. It merges into snow scene and creates serene atmosphere. I’m interested how it would look in other seasons when the surrounding is colored up with green and other colors.

    January 25, 2011 at 13:08

  33. In the clutter of everyday life it is always refreshing to see the unadorned and simple things you described so beautifully in prose and pictures.

    January 25, 2011 at 13:24

  34. beauty in simplicity. clear lines, obvious patterns. inspires tranquility and order.

    January 25, 2011 at 15:20

  35. Very beautiful, looks like a calm place ;)

    January 25, 2011 at 15:41

  36. Very beautiful! :)

    January 25, 2011 at 15:41

  37. Helt underbart foto av den gamla vackra kyrkan. Det finns ju inte så många kvar här i landet.
    Kram Randi

    My entry is here

    January 25, 2011 at 15:47

  38. Lovely perfection, indeed. Beautifully captured.

    January 25, 2011 at 16:06

  39. I agree with you. Simple is the best! I like the shape of the church.

    January 25, 2011 at 17:48

  40. beautiful photos,
    love the first one stunning licht, colors and composition!
    very nice winter mood in this photo

    January 25, 2011 at 17:56

  41. So beautiful, a stunning winter scene.

    January 25, 2011 at 19:30

  42. Amy

    I love old churches and Scandinavia is chock full of them. When I’m sitting in them I think of all the people who have been in there before me, hundreds of years back…it’s a very special feeling…

    January 25, 2011 at 19:46

  43. oh so beautiful… love theblue tones…

    January 25, 2011 at 21:35

  44. Through you lens I often see ” the gorgeous beauty of imperfect simplicity.” The pale colors bleeding from white are most beautiful.

    January 26, 2011 at 00:22

  45. Al

    This is exquisite – absolutely perfect winter photos. Like you said, simple, but still gorgeous.

    January 26, 2011 at 01:22

  46. beautiful..I wanted to see more of the cemetery to see some of the dates..can you imagine what this church looks like at night with the lights on..I bet that is some sight! :)

    January 26, 2011 at 02:37

  47. The colors in that first photo are amazing!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 03:17

  48. That’s what Scandinavians are so good at: designing simple and warm and cozy inside.

    January 26, 2011 at 04:06

  49. love the words, love the photos. thumbs up!!

    January 26, 2011 at 07:52

  50. Beautiful photos Fi. The snow makes them specially magic – Dave

    January 26, 2011 at 09:48

  51. Did you pass this on a walk near your home?
    It just looks soooo angelic…

    January 26, 2011 at 16:46

    • I wish this were near my house. It’s on an island in the archipelago about 40 mins away from here.

      January 26, 2011 at 18:42

  52. You are so right! That is exquisite.

    January 27, 2011 at 01:47

  53. Truly inspirational.

    January 27, 2011 at 02:20

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  55. oh, Ladyfi… unreal.

    those windows.

    thank you for sharing this .

    January 27, 2011 at 14:16

  56. A thing of beauty is a joy for ever….Your church is a real Swedish one: very sober, very beautiful too!

    January 27, 2011 at 19:38

  57. Sooooo many snow :-)
    Wonderful shots …..
    (But i’m happy when the spring will start ;)

    January 27, 2011 at 21:11

  58. Beautiful pictures :) I do love Scandinavian churches.

    January 28, 2011 at 18:18

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