After a busy fall in my little architectural practice it was nice to relax and take a break from it all at Beitostolen with good friends, family, and plenty of fresh air. There is something special about mountain hiking in the fall when the air is so clear that it’s like breathing spring water.
One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to the beautiful Chapel of Light which lay bathed in warm autumn sunlight. The idea and funds for this pentagonal chapel came from enthusiasts Anna and Erling Stordahl. It was completed and consecrated by Bishop Rosemarie Køhn in 2000.
The stained glass window designed by artist Ferdinand Finding is packed with religious symbolism, with God’s eye at the top right as the crowning glory.
The white doves symbolize “the Holy spirit”.
The construction is something out of the ordinary because of the pentagonal shape of the building.