The Hopperstad Stave Church is on of the few remaining medieval viking churches in Norway. Churches made in a time where people and nature were so interconnected that they would often include animals and pants into their design.

Something not covered in the art history books, but that shouldn’t be missed. Check out the list of remaining ones to see if you can sneak in a gander and for more information about these works of art.

Dragon detail. Flickr, Image_less_ordinary
Dragon detail. Flickr, Image_less_ordinary
Detail inside. Flickr, Bosc d'Anjou
Detail inside. Flickr, Bosc d’Anjou