This beautiful little church was built around 1100. It is located on Zealand (Sjælland in Danish), the most populated island in Denmark (the same chunk of the country as the capitol, Copenhagen). The church is near the town of Sorø. Shortly after it’s construction, it was entrusted to the well-connected Abbey of Sorø. The interior (which I did not photograph unfortunately, contains some beautiful medieval frescos and antique furniture, including a late 16th century pulpit.I visited Slaglille Kirke (kirke means church) on a field trip as part of the summer seminar in manuscript studies I participated in during my first few weeks in Copenhagen (early August). A few exciting thing for us medievalists was the early medieval rune stone that sits by the church door. Bordering the churchyard wall was a lovely example of the traditional Danish country home (see the last photo) with it’s traditional straw roof (the proper term is “thatching“).
[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. I’m currently on exchange in Copenhagen from the University of Iceland. If you want to see more of my film photography from Denmark, follow the blog on wordpress and/or facebook and click here for the rest of the posts in the “Denmark” category.]