Red wooden jewel

This lovely wooden church stands gracious and glows with colour in Uppland, about an hour’s drive north of us.

Church

The yellow box hanging so wonkily from its red fence is a post box.

Seems as if the church is a collecting point for letters as well as for souls.

And after 500 years or so, the church is still glowing like a ruby.

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38 responses

  1. Hi Lady Fi,
    The tower and cupola on the church look so ornate compared to it’s “body.” The red is wonderful – it does seem like a jewel in the landscape.

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    November 10, 2009 at 07:01

  2. The tower is really grand compared to the rest of it. The church has just lovely punamulta (Falun red?) paint. A yellow mailbox this time. I think this is a round of mailboxes.

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    November 10, 2009 at 07:46

  3. What a lovely old church.

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    November 10, 2009 at 08:51

  4. What lovely snapshots of Sweden you present on your blog. People will start emigrating to this country if you carry on like this!

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    November 10, 2009 at 09:55

    • Thanks for your kind words! Perhaps I should get the Swedish Tourist Association to start paying me!

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      November 10, 2009 at 09:59

  5. Wow, that’s REALLY beautiful.

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    November 10, 2009 at 10:04

  6. Amy

    Gorgeous! There is a red church up on the west coast of Norway we use to drive past on our way down here, it’s really lovely also and this reminded me of that!

    Come to think of it, the majority of buildings in Sweden are red and white aren’t they?? I joke that they must have had a sale on red and white paint…or was there some other story to why that colour is perdominant in the Swedish buildings?

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    November 10, 2009 at 10:32

  7. wow! so pretty!!

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    November 10, 2009 at 10:40

  8. I’m sure there must be something I could say about dead letter offices. But I won’t of course.

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    November 10, 2009 at 11:08

  9. Interesting how churches always stand out. And 500 years!!? That is incredible!

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    November 10, 2009 at 11:20

  10. Ooohhh it’s beautiful!!!

    C x

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    November 10, 2009 at 11:24

  11. What an unusual looking church. 🙂 Pretty though!

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    November 10, 2009 at 12:56

  12. That is an unusual church, but it is so pretty!

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    November 10, 2009 at 16:13

  13. It is a very different looking church, but so lovely! Love the color! Terrific shot, LadyFi!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Enjoy!
    Sylvia

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    November 10, 2009 at 16:17

  14. kelli

    what a picturesque church! I would love to drive around the world..taking pics of churches! They are all so different from one another!

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    November 10, 2009 at 17:02

  15. That church is so beautiful and charming!

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    November 10, 2009 at 17:22

  16. I’d never have guessed it was 500 years old – I’d have put it down to the last century. It’s gorgeous!

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    November 10, 2009 at 17:40

  17. Gwendolyn

    Thanks for the bit of history. This is indeed a rare finding. Thanks for sharing.

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    November 10, 2009 at 18:36

  18. Trevligt med färg på kyrkor!

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    November 10, 2009 at 18:43

  19. So pretty, that’s quite an advanced age for what I assume is a wooden sructure- it must be interesting inside.

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    November 10, 2009 at 18:46

  20. wow! It looks amazing!! Love it!

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    November 10, 2009 at 20:54

  21. Po

    Lovely building.

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    November 10, 2009 at 22:09

  22. It was nice to see a church that is built of wood. Nice.

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    November 10, 2009 at 23:27

  23. A wonderful church!

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    November 11, 2009 at 00:22

  24. What a beautiful church. I would love to wander around it and maybe observe the worship. It would be a wonderful experience.

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    November 11, 2009 at 00:42

  25. 500 years?!! It’s beautiful. I wouldn’t have thought it so old.

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    November 11, 2009 at 03:06

  26. that is incredible. I just love old buildings

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    November 11, 2009 at 05:15

  27. That’s a fine looking church, yet the steeple looks like it was an after thought. Very ornate.

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    November 11, 2009 at 06:03

  28. Lee

    Looks a tad top heavy…

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    November 11, 2009 at 11:49

  29. Is the interior as nondescript as the exterior? That jewel-finding eye of yours is pretty talented.

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    November 11, 2009 at 12:57

  30. A church that looks that appealing… makes me WANT to go to church. 🙂

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    November 11, 2009 at 17:51

  31. I can just imagine all the happy events there–celebrations and weddings and Christmases…

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    November 11, 2009 at 19:31

  32. arabtrail

    Beautiful! I love the bell tower. Wouldn’t it be fun to see into that church’s long history!

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    November 11, 2009 at 21:33

  33. That is a beautiful gem.

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    November 12, 2009 at 02:27

  34. It is a lovely color .. you don’t see that too much for churches but I think we should!

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    November 12, 2009 at 03:16

  35. That tower is just begging for me to climb it.

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    November 12, 2009 at 03:36

  36. awesome shot. thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    November 16, 2009 at 07:01

  37. Well..did you go inside..did you take a photo? It is a beautiful Church.. love the red..The Swedes like Red? I guess I never knew that before. Last night on the Amazing Race ( a TV show) they were in Sweden..then they took a huge Ferry someplace else..Estonia I think..:)

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    November 17, 2009 at 02:55

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