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"The churchyard by the ocean"

"The churchyard by the ocean" Photo: Sveio kommune
"The churchyard by the ocean" Photo: Sveio kommune

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The cholera churchyard is best known as “The churchyard by the sea,” a composition by Fartein Valein. The churchyard is about a 20-minute walk along a sign-posted path from Nappebrua. It is a bathing place near the churchyard.

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"The churchyard by the ocean"

The cholera churchyard is best known as “The churchyard by the sea,” a composition by Fartein Valein. The churchyard is about a 20-minute walk along a...

"The churchyard by the ocean"

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