Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
On Thursday afternoon, when he had come back from Fjord & Bælt, The Viking had a look in one of his mother’s books about churches on Funen. His attention was soon caught by the description of the only round church on this island, the Horne Church (Horne Kirken). After some research on the Internet, The Viking soon discovered that this church was used in Adam’s Apples. We looked at each other and we immediately knew we had to see this!
The day afterwards, we left Nyborg and went to the southwest of Funen, to the small village of Horne. And there on a big hill, overlooking the village, is the church. The round part is made of granite stonework and was constructed in the late Middle Ages; the Gothic extensions to the east and the west were added in the 15th century.
The history of this church is connected to the estate of Brahe: one of their descendants is actually Tycho Brahe, the famous astronomer. The family even had their own box – like a theater box – in the church. It was the first time that we saw such a feature in a religious place!
When we came back outside, we were a bit confused though… Where were the apple trees, that are so prominent in the movie? We looked everywhere, but we just couldn’t see them… Had they been cut? Or were we at the wrong church?
When we came back to Brussels and watched the DVD and especially the extra features, we understood why. The trees actually came from a nearby orchard and were replanted around the church, especially for the production of the movie.
Anyway, we hope that you enjoyed these first two posts of our new project, Inspired by movies! Let us know what you think! And here are the other pictures.