Saturday, July 5, 2014

Many Themes RR - Group 1544 * Churches

More churches but these are from a different RR and from different countries. These are from Russia, Norway and USA. 

There is no identification of this church on this card sent by Olga, not even it's location but I managed to figure it out. This is the Protection of the Holy Virgin Church, the new church in Pivovariha.  And this was the only thing I could find abou this church. 

Foto: Aune Forlag / Ole P. Rorvik * © Aune Forlag,
Anne had to resend this card because the 1st one she sent got lost in the mail. 
This is the Stiklestad Church, located in Stiklestad, a village in the in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway.  The stone church building was completed in 1180 
The church was built at the site of the Battle of Stiklestad. During the battle, St. Olaf received three severe wounds—in the knee, in the neck, and the final mortal blow through the heart—and died leaning against a large stone. The church building is assumed to have been erected on the exact spot where St. Olaf was killed during that battle and that stone is supposedly still inside the altar of the church. - in: wikipedia

Photo ©  Dianne Dietrich Leis
Sybil sent this card showing the old Mission San Diego de Alcalá in California.
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá was the first Franciscan mission in the Las Californias Province of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Located in present-day San Diego, California, it was founded on July 16, 1769 by Spanish friar Junípero Serra in an area long inhabited by the Kumeyaay Indians. The mission and the surrounding area were named for the Catholic Saint Didacus, a Spaniard more commonly known as San Diego. The mission was the site of the first Christian burial in Alta California. San Diego is also generally regarded as the site of the region's first public execution, in 1778. Father Luís Jayme, "California's First Christian Martyr," lies entombed beneath the chancel floor. The current church is the fourth to stand on this location. The Mission is a National Historic Landmark. - in: wikipedia

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