When I first saw the Stavkirke - and the similar structure near the Historic Island Dairy - I thought that the Mongols must have discovered America ... that Genghis Khan had either stowed away on Christopher Columbus' ship or was the cabin boy. That's the impression I got from the pagoda like appearance of both buildings, with their wide cowhorns and the heads of yaks and strange fish heads (which turned out to be dragon heads). Naturally enough, I supposed that the Mongols had landed on Washington Island years ago and left these strange buildings as their legacy,
Go check out this strange puzzle for yourself! Do so as you trudge along the adjoining Prayer Path wondering about what in God's name it all means. Remember to say a little prayer for Genghis.