Store Tåstrup Kirke - Interior

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Mary-la on January 27, 2009

Very quiet and beautiful interior. Greetings, Maryla

Jens Cederskjold on February 8, 2009

Dear Maryla. It is a guiet interior as is commen for most Danish village churches. However the colour af the benches is rather unusual. But it is well suited with the room I think.

Mary-la on February 12, 2009

Hello Jens :) Yes, it is this quiet clean green drew my attention. Tell me please, what is the importance of the ship hanging in the ceiling. Is it associated with a particular event?

Jens Cederskjold on February 15, 2009

Hello Maryla

Half of all danish churches have one or more ship models as decoration. The oldest is from round 1600. A church at the vest coast of Jutland has 14 ship models. You can find the same tradition in Sweden, Norway and in the former danish regions in northern Germany.

I don’t know the background for the ship in St. Tåstrup church, but it vas build in 1981 and given to the church by a local resident. Se more here: and here: Kind regards Jens

Mary-la on February 17, 2009

Hello Jens.

Thanks very much! and for your explanation and for two links to very interesting sites. I looked at they with great interest. Especially 'Kirkeskibe i Danmark' is very simply wonderful. Yesterday I spent all evening watching the Danish ships :) I admired their performance, and often perfect synchronization with the church's inside colour (f.ex. FREDERIK D.6 in Hornbæk). I am very impressed by that all.

Thank you once more for this informations. With the best wishes, Maryla :)

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Jens Cederskjold
Milosvej 11, København, Danmark

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