Friday, November 9, 2012

Østermarie kirkeruin


Den gamle Østermarie Kirke blev bygget mellem 1150 og 1200. Den er som kirkebygning ret interessant, tagkonstruktionen er meget usædvanlig, og den er toskibet hvilket også er ret ualmindeligt.
Desværre var den i slutningen af attenhundredtallet blevet for lille, og det blev besluttet at rive den ned for at bygge en større kirke, nedrivningen blev standset da man opdagede hvor unik en bygning det var.
Et af de nederste billeder er af den nye kirke. Der er billeder af to af runestenene på kirkegården, man brugte runer på gravsten på bornholm, langt senere end i resten af landet, så der er en del kristne gravsten på bornholm.

The Church ruin in Østermarie 


The old church in Østermarie is build between 1150 and 1200. it is unike in its construction, especially the roof, made of stones, and the fact that it is two-aisled, it is rather unusual.
It is sad that they began tearing it down about 120 years ago, because it was too small, it was stopped, when historicans found out that it was such an unike building.
One of the photos below is the new church. There are two photos of runestones on the church yard, they used runes on gravestones much later on Bornholm than in the rest of Denmark, so there are several Christian runestones.





 


2 comments:

Aputsiaq said...

Om man bare kunne gå tilbage i tiden og se de mennesker, der trådte ind over dørtærskelen...for 800 år siden. Verden har været så anderledes og religionen ny.

pam said...

It is so disheartening today to see what a disposable society we are living in - so little value placed on anything lasting more that a few months.

I appreciate so much seeing these old churches that have stood for so long. If only those stones could share their stories.