Church in the sky

I’m away filming in one of my favourite places on earth:

The charming mountain town of Røros, Norway.

Church swirl copy

Soaring majestically into an always dramatic sky,

The church of stone – built in the late 1700s – stands out

From the simple wooden huts that surround it.

Church view

Built on a hill, the church

Has a marvellous view of the old wooden houses with grassy roofs

And the big open sky.


(Please excuse me if I don’t get around to visiting you – I’m away in this slice of paradise!)

For more heavenly views, please visit: Skywatch.


73 responses

  1. I can understand why you would enjoy working in this charming place even with a stormy sky.

    April 10, 2014 at 13:44

  2. Oh these are magnificent scenes, and gorgeous shots as always!

    April 10, 2014 at 13:49

  3. Rahul

    Very beautiful sight!

    April 10, 2014 at 13:50

  4. Wow this is beautiful, love the scenery too.

    April 10, 2014 at 14:03

  5. I would say this is both a celestial and ecclesiastical wonderland. You are such a wonderful photographer, we all agree!

    April 10, 2014 at 14:44

  6. Pat

    Beautiful countryside. The church looks like its definitely the focus of this charming village.

    April 10, 2014 at 15:31

  7. I can see why this is one of your favorite spots in Sweden! Beautiful !!!

    April 10, 2014 at 16:18

  8. Such places have an extraordinary character. A pleasure to see and well shot.:-)

    April 10, 2014 at 16:21

  9. what a cool little village…and church….
    its a beautiful place to get away to….

    April 10, 2014 at 16:31

  10. just beautiful! enjoy!

    April 10, 2014 at 16:58

  11. Enjoy Norway, a most magnificent place to be.
    Your shots capture the beauty so well.
    Love them:)

    April 10, 2014 at 18:02

  12. I can see why it’s your favorite – it looks perfectly idyllic to me!! Enjoy!

    April 10, 2014 at 18:50

  13. It’s easy to see why this is one of your favorite places. Enjoy your time in paradise.

    April 10, 2014 at 18:53

  14. wow..paradise!

    April 10, 2014 at 18:54

  15. Love this kind of architecture, so beautiful !

    April 10, 2014 at 18:55

  16. A BIG slice of paradise – thank you.

    April 10, 2014 at 20:50

  17. Of course… I love the blue sky and even in the darkest nuances!! But more I imagine: exploring on the those hills, those landscapes… Thanks for sharing with us – such beautiful shots!

    April 10, 2014 at 21:03

  18. My God! That is glorious! What fantastic photos of a truly beautiful place!

    April 10, 2014 at 21:18

  19. How perfectly apt that the church would be in the sky! x

    April 10, 2014 at 21:42

  20. I left a comment earlier, but it seems to have disappeared???? Anyway, it looks like a wonderful place to spend time and such lovely skies! Spring has arrived! Hope you have a wonderful visit!!

    April 10, 2014 at 22:45

  21. Delightful shots of the town and fantastic shot of ‘church in the sky’ for SWF ~

    Happy Weekend, artmusedog and carol, xoxo
    (A Creative Harbor)

    April 10, 2014 at 23:27

  22. Beautiful church and lovely views! Looks like a pretty place to live and or visit. Great photos! Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

    April 10, 2014 at 23:28

  23. Such an enchanting mountain area. Gorgeous design of the little church. So much character and beautifully captured in the first photo.

    April 10, 2014 at 23:41

  24. What a lovely church and such a quaint little town. Enjoy your time there–it looks very quiet and peaceful. Mickie

    April 11, 2014 at 00:22

  25. Beautiful — it looks like a fairy-tale version of a magical village.

    April 11, 2014 at 00:55

  26. How beautiful and to think I was there when I was 10. I don’t remember much though. It was a summer filled with mountain adventures.

    April 11, 2014 at 01:27

  27. working in this location? surely it must feel like vacation instead. so beautiful out there.

    April 11, 2014 at 02:39

  28. Oh, wow! So beautiful. My friend’s two sisters live in Norway. They’ve been there since they got married over thirty years ago. Enjoy yourself!

    April 11, 2014 at 02:42

  29. straw or grass growing on the roof, amazing,

    April 11, 2014 at 03:04

  30. Quaint and beautiful!! So vastly different from my neck of the woods!

    April 11, 2014 at 05:33

  31. Wonderful place indeed.

    April 11, 2014 at 05:45

  32. Oh, I would be enjoying that scenic paradise as well. I hope your weekend is fun.

    April 11, 2014 at 06:08

  33. semplice ed austero….grande paesaggio e immagini bellissime, come sempre, godetevi una bellissima vacanza!:-)
    simple and austere …. great scenery and beautiful pictures, as always, enjoy a wonderful holiday!

    April 11, 2014 at 06:45

  34. Wonderful shots of the the church. Great looking place.

    April 11, 2014 at 07:10

  35. thesmittenimage

    What a beautiful spot.

    April 11, 2014 at 07:13

  36. It is incredibly beautiful.

    April 11, 2014 at 07:41

  37. mir

    that’s a paradise for true, beautiful town

    April 11, 2014 at 08:36

  38. It is paradise!

    ALOHA from Honolulu

    =^..^= ❤

    April 11, 2014 at 08:58

  39. I want to go here. This is so beautiful! Title of blog reminds me of “spirit in the sky” haha

    April 11, 2014 at 09:00

  40. Spectacular! I want to come along with you!

    My Yatra Diary…

    April 11, 2014 at 09:48

  41. Awesome place for photography! Captivating

    April 11, 2014 at 11:51

  42. Thank you for presenting a part of my home country in such a beautiful way! Love your moody photos!

    April 11, 2014 at 12:46

  43. What a lovely place. I love all the old buildings and the skies you have there are so atmospheric

    April 11, 2014 at 14:15

  44. That’s one very majesctic church

    April 11, 2014 at 15:41

  45. Hello on a gorgeous, spring day in TENNESSEE. Wow—after the long and bitter winter we had this year, Spring is even more inviting and lovely.

    Wow—it’s no wonder that is one of your favorite places. What a beautiful place to film… You are enjoying yourself, I’m sure… AWESOME photos.

    We are now home ‘again’ –after our 5th trip since the end of February…. Seems as if we visited five different states –although the trips weren’t planned for that reason… ha… BUT–as I always say, it’s great to be home… I did publish a blog post today–so check it out when you have time. Have a wonderful weekend.


    April 11, 2014 at 15:48

  46. Lovely wooden houses centered around the majestically beautiful church. Heavenly paradise on earth. Unwind and relax yourself during the break between your works.


    April 11, 2014 at 16:24

  47. Lovely, have a wonderful time!

    April 11, 2014 at 17:51

  48. Like something out of a fairytale. Enjoy your holiday.

    April 11, 2014 at 18:16

  49. Just stunning! I’d never get any work done there – I’d spend all my time soaking in the scenery.

    April 11, 2014 at 20:01

  50. Oh my gosh- BEAUTIFUL. Have a good holiday!

    April 11, 2014 at 20:22

  51. Lovely church and countryside!

    April 11, 2014 at 21:53

  52. daryledelstein

    its lovely … i wish i was there

    April 11, 2014 at 22:09

  53. Beautiful Church and town. The sky is also very lovely.

    April 12, 2014 at 01:27

  54. So beautiful! Hard to believe it’s real! Enjoy!!

    April 12, 2014 at 03:16

  55. Gorgeous! Now I want to go there!

    April 12, 2014 at 03:30

  56. Seems to be a wonderful town with that great old church in the middle.
    I love that dramatic ky.

    April 12, 2014 at 15:50

  57. Wow what a beautiful spot.. ENJOY

    April 12, 2014 at 15:55

  58. LOVE those wide open skies and big spaces, Norway can make the color gray spectacular !

    April 12, 2014 at 17:25

  59. This place looks like a fairy tale.
    It is wonderful.

    April 12, 2014 at 21:04

  60. Enjoy Røros! I live on the other side of the country and have never been there. But we’re talking about taking a trip :-))

    April 13, 2014 at 17:26

  61. Beautiful Place.
    Great picutes!

    April 13, 2014 at 19:12

  62. What a lovely view – enjoy your slice of paradise!

    April 13, 2014 at 21:26

  63. Jim

    Oh Fiona, you are excused for this time only!! lol
    My, what a beautiful place. The simplicity and starkness of this town renders calmness.

    April 13, 2014 at 22:12

  64. Pat

    What a gorgeous place! Beautiful photos of it also. So much living history there. Hope you are enjoying yourself.

    April 13, 2014 at 23:01

  65. onceupona

    Really beautiful place. I would love to visit there! Cheers, Danette

    April 14, 2014 at 07:06

  66. es wirkt alles so weit..frei ..unendlich..schön

    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenstart

    April 14, 2014 at 08:01

  67. I can see why this place would be more interesting than the WWW! I really do need to start travelling outside of Australia again!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    April 14, 2014 at 10:35

  68. Wow. Lovely place:-)

    April 14, 2014 at 13:36

  69. A beautiful church and place! The sky is gorgeous too!

    April 14, 2014 at 15:24

  70. Paradise it is! Almost like a painting. Beautiful shots.

    April 14, 2014 at 19:59

  71. It’s always so interesting to visit other countries, especially countries in Europe with so much history. I really like the church.

    April 17, 2014 at 06:43

  72. nocolebolo

    The light in those photos is amazing. Beautiful landscapes.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    April 20, 2014 at 23:00

  73. Your photos tell such wonderful stories. I love the detail you capture.

    May 12, 2014 at 05:00

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