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Panorama picture from Vang Municipality in Norway


The pearl of Vang is Vangsmjøsa. Beautiful, yet capricious where it glimmers and twinkles in sunshine and calm. When the western wind chastens it, it sputters white with foam and the water drives high up the mountain hills. Legend says that Vangsmjøsa is very deep. A man wanted to find out exactly how deep it was. He took all the ropes he could find and tied them all together.

Øye Stave Church, which originally dates to about 1250-1300 AD, was restored during 1956. It is a single-nave church. The church was reconstructed to its present configuration with the use of a 156 pieces of which had been found underneath the floor of the present parish church.