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St. Madeline's Church on Ruhnu island, Estonia

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St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643. After the Ruhnu Swedish left, the purpose of this house of God was forgotten for half a century. The wooden church was newly consecrated in 1999.
Good to know:
The collection of glass paintings from the Ruhnu wooden church is located in the History Museum in Stockholm.
The oldest parts of the building are the polygonal choir and altar, and the nave.
The altar is covered with a thin, polished stone slate; the oaken frame stands on sand and is open towards the south.

More info at - http://www.visitestonia.com/en/st-madeline-s-church-in-ruhnu

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A: Two Churches of Ruhnu island, Estonia

di Vil Muhametshin, 20 metri di distanza

The wooden Church (St. Madeline's Church) is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Eston...

Two Churches of Ruhnu island, Estonia

B: At the watchtower of Ruhnu island, Estonia

di Vil Muhametshin, 1.1 km di distanza

A beautiful panoramic view over the green expanses of Ruhnu opens from the tower, which stands at the...

At the watchtower of Ruhnu island, Estonia

C: Limo beach on Ruhnu island, Estonia

di Vil Muhametshin, 2.7 km di distanza

Limo beach on Ruhnu island, Estonia

D: Arriving at the Ringsu Port of Ruhnu island, Estonia

di Vil Muhametshin, 3.2 km di distanza

Ruhnu is situated in the Eastern part of the Baltic Sea, in the middle of the Gulf of Riga, some 40 k...

Arriving at the Ringsu Port of Ruhnu island, Estonia

E: Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

di Vil Muhametshin, 38.2 km di distanza

The farthest northern point of Kurzeme followed by 7 kilometres long and 2 metres deep sandbank. It s...

Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

F: Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

di Vil Muhametshin, 38.3 km di distanza

The farthest northern point of Kurzeme followed by 7 kilometres long and 2 metres deep sandbank. It s...

Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

G: Kolkasrags cape

di Mikhail Krivyy, 38.3 km di distanza

Kolkasrags cape

H: Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

di Vil Muhametshin, 38.3 km di distanza

The farthest northern point of Kurzeme followed by 7 kilometres long and 2 metres deep sandbank. It s...

Kolkasrags - Cape Kolka, Latvia

I: Port development in Mersrags, Latvia

di Vil Muhametshin, 52.7 km di distanza

Port development in Mersrags, Latvia

J: At the bottom of Kaali meteorite crater on Saarema island, Estonia

di Vil Muhametshin, 71.6 km di distanza

This is the largest in the group of 8 craters and it measures 110 meters in diameter and contains a s...

At the bottom of Kaali meteorite crater on Saarema island, Estonia

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Latvia, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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