This is as far as we go

IMG_5605

It’s not as bad as they say

We took the train to Trondheim, a nice town with a far northern feel to it. The main attraction here is Nidaros cathedral.

IMG_5618In 1030 Norway’s exiled king Olaf was killed near Trondheim in a battle to regain the throne. After his death he became a kind of cult figure who was important in unifying the country. For this reason he is Norway’s patron saint, and he is buried somewhere under Nidaros cathedral. Work on the cathedral began in 1070 and finished around 1300, but the church has been damaged and rebuilt many times. The current restoration was completed about ten years ago.

We had planned to continue north after this but it’s windy and cold and very expensive – I think we will reroute the next few days to places where we can enjoy more of the outdoors.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
This entry was posted in Elsewhere and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a comment here. I like hearing from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s