A week ago I visited some nice churches in the province of Dalsland. This province is like a Sweden in miniature. Here you´ll find agriculture landscape, wood, hills and lakes. The area isn´t populously today, but it has a great story. The first churches were built in the middle of the 12th century. Dalsland lies adjacent to the lake Vänern. In the old days it was common to go by boat and we can imagine that the people in Dalsland had contact with the people in the province of Västergötland. Västergötland was christianized around 1000 A.D.
The church of Bäcke was built in 1650. During this time it was uncommon to built a woodenchurch. In Sweden we usually used stones because of fire risk.
Bolsta church is from the 12th century and one of the oldest churches in Dalsland. The church is dedicated to Saint Laurentsius. Belive or not, the church accounts from the medieval times are kept at a museum in Gothenburg.
When the sun is shining I really like the winter in Sweden, so beautiful.