11. 10. 2012.

Selje Abbey, Norway

Lets stay up north for this untypically vertical panoramic card, a stunning view of Selje Abbey situated on the island os Selja off the south-western Norwegian coast. This fomer Benedictine monastery was founded in about 1100 and was dedicated to Saint Alban. It was the location of the original shrine of Saint Sunniva (the patron saint of Western Norway) who was believed to have been martyred here, and therefore became an important pilgrimage site. Sadly a disastrous fire in 1305 gave the abbey a blow from which it never recovered...
I was sooooooooo happy to have won this card in a lottery, many thanks to Jørg! :)))

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