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Churches and Monasteries
me as a believing Christian, monasteries and churches have always
been a very important item. As a student I made a study of gothic
churches in the Netherlands. But also from the artistic and photographic
point of view they are - even as a ruin - a wonderful scene!! The
vaulted arches and pillars are impressive to get a good shot. The
beautiful altar-pieces, pulpits and (wall)paintings show a deep
religious devotion and artistic talents as hardly ever seen before!!
Realising how many years or even centuries ago these churches,
kathedrals and monasteries have been built. What an inspiring believe!!
Churches and monasteries
How many churches alone in Europe would there be? I estimate some ten
thousands!! How strange that some politicians want to 'scratch' out in
official documents that christianity is one of the main elements
in European history!!
September 2014 Trip through Czech Moravia - so much to see, old cities
like Znojmo, Kromeriz, Olomouc etc. And castles, Palaces and so many
fine churches. In 31 albums all together.
Fall 2015 we were in the Black Forst agalin, in Germany. Just across the border in Switzerland the churches of Laufenburg end Schaffhausen.
2016 again in the Algarve in South-Portugal. What a beautiful coastal
And April-May 2016 a trip through Roumania with exceptional churches and cathedrals. In 15 albums.
February 2017 Again a trip to Portugal, Algarve and Alentejo
May-June 2017: a trip through the Ardèche in France with several nice churches.
June 2018: Nature and culture are well found in France, like in the northwest in Amiens, Beauvais and Rouen. cathedrals of great importance and very interesting with their mediaval stained glass windows or of modern art. The highest church the cathedral in Beauvails with more than 46 meters.
Also many great cathedrals and churches in French Brittany like Tréguier, Guingamp, Dol-de-Bretagne, Dinan, Moncontour etc. In 66 (!!) albums and more than 1.500 photos. Enjoy culture at high level!!
September 2019: a wonderful trip through the old duchy of Burgundy. Tge county of wine, hills, old cities and impressive churches and abbeys. I took thousands of photos, of which I selected and present now in 88 (!!) albums wlith about 2.200 photos. How much time it did cost me!! Just for you, lover of art and history of building churches and monasteries. Take a look and enjoy my pictures!!
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