The triptych we find in Røst kirke is the smallest of the 5 altarpieces donated by the Dutch princess Elisabeth after her sea voyage in 1520. Measures: H: 82 cm/ W: 113 cm.The figures we can see are central in the pre-reformation church of Norway at the time:In the middle: St. Olav - the Norwegian king who lost his life in the battle of Stiklestad...more
The church of Røst was raised in the year 1900. It's a simple wooden church, but beautiful in its simplicity, and has recently been restored. There's also a church ruin at Røst - in commmon speech called "the old church" situated not far from the modern church.After the preceding churches had either burnt down or blown down by the wind, there was...more
The interior of the church. The triptych above the alter is of particular interest, it was offered to Røst by the Dutch princess Elisabeth in the early 17th Century.The story tells that the princess - who later became queen of the Danish king Christian II - suffered a dramatic sea voyage on her way to Denmark, and promised to donate 5 alterpieces...more
Just thought the facade of this kiosk - which is also a gas station - looked both cosy and original!
something ghost-like over this old, deserted
house, and some photo effects added made it even more mystic....
Røst consists of many as 365 islands - only a few of them inhabited. The majority of the 650 inhabitants of Røst live on the main island - Røstlandet. The two or three other islands which are inhabited are connected to Røstlandet by bridges and roads. South of Røstlandet you have a great view to the majestic looking islands Storfjellet (the larger...more
The islands of Røst offer a rich birdlife, especially the variety of seabirds makes Røst an interesting destination for bird enthusiasts, and an important base for the research of seabirds. Throughout the history there has been strong ties between the birdlife and the people of Røst, which has been visible in many ways, in culture, in food...more