Thursday, October 11, 2012


Ibs Kirke

Ibs Kirke er så vidt jeg ved bygget mellem 1150 og 1200. Tårnet er meget markant og med meget tykke mure, man kan se tårnet meget langt væk. Det har altid for mig set ud som om nogle af de bornholmske kirker nærmest er vokset op af jorden, måske er det fordi, de ligger uden bebyggelse omkring.
Det ene billede af kirkerummet viser den del der ligger under tårnet. 

Ibs Kirke (saint Jacobs Church)

Ibs Church is build between 1150 and 1200. The tower is very big, and it has never been used as belltower, as the round churches, the theory is, that it has been used as storeroom, that could bee deffended.
The church can bee seen far away, as it has no town around it, it is one of the strange things about churches on Bornholm, the mostly have no town around them, it is like Bornholm had no villages in the middle age.
One of the pictures of the churchroom, shows the part under the tower, and the model ship hanging from the ceiling is a danish tradition in churches.  



pam said...

What a treat - your beautiful images. How beautifully you have presented the old church here. Any idea about the origins of the tradition of hanging a Danish ship from the ceiling?

Margit Ammentorp said...

The tradition is most common in cities and towns with a harbour. The origin is that the ships were a kind of votive gifts from sailors, but the ship models are, in the same time, a symbol of the church as institution.
In our days, I just think that it is because they look nice.

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