Kizhi Island. Russia. The wooden churche built without a single nail 300 years ago.

Kizhi Island. Russia. The wooden churche built without a single nail 300 years ago.

Borgund Stave Church - Norway's Oldest   A highlight of my recent Scandinavian tour would have to be the Borgund Stave Church in Norway's northern fjordlands. Amazingly, the timber for the Borgund church was felled during the winter of 1180 and the Viking-influenced building was constructed soon afterwards. The design and construction was modeled after traditional ship building methods in that part of the world.

Borgund Stave Church - Norway's Oldest A highlight of my recent Scandinavian tour would have to be the Borgund Stave Church in Norway's northern fjordlands. Amazingly, the timber for the Borgund church was felled during the winter of 1180 and the Viking-influenced building was constructed soon afterwards. The design and construction was modeled after traditional ship building methods in that part of the world.

Wat Samphran Temple, Bangkok, Thailand. Jorge Macedo Photography. Hard to find the history of this mysterious building but semi-abandonned at one point & lacking maintenance due to past reputation (this link has some info & lots of great photos). Monks are welcoming but some parts are not open to the public.

Wat Samphran Temple, Bangkok, Thailand. Jorge Macedo Photography. Hard to find the history of this mysterious building but semi-abandonned at one point & lacking maintenance due to past reputation (this link has some info & lots of great photos). Monks are welcoming but some parts are not open to the public.

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