1st of June
If you will check on Roffe’s site you will find that he’s been blogging for quite a long time now and he has several blog sites too. His blogs have quite a number of regular visitors and followers. No wonder Roffe’s sites also have good page ranks consistently.
I learned a lot about Norway from Roffe. Its culture and tradition, food, occasion, season and a lot more. Reading along Roffe’s post is like reading a concise encyclopedia about Norway. He also shares his experiences and adventures outside Norway. His blog site is very informative and entertaining at the same time.
What I admire about Roffe’s blog entries is his unique way of posting short yet so interesting posts. Which is what I have been trying to learn. He has this unique writing style that makes each entry brief, concise but interesting. Awesome!
Take for example this guest blog post where he presented a very unique kind of church.
Norway’s Oldest Stave Church
The ground under the Urnes stave church is sinking, and this national treasure in Sognefjord has begun to sink at its northern end.
During the summer of 2008, researchers from NTNU worked to determine how much the church could be lifted and stabilized without being ruined. At the same time, dendrochronologist Terje Thun took tree ring samples from the oldest wood. The samples confirm that the church was erected over a longer period in the 1130's.
At the same time it was shown that a portion of the church, - including the northern wall, with its spectacular carvings, was actually recycled material from another church that previously stood at the same spot. The youngest of these timbers were felled around year 1070.
Based on the wood samples, it is concluded that The Urnes Stave Church is the oldest Norwegian Church that has been dated.