Local Heart, Global Soul

May 20, 2014

This One Has Aged Well, Or Has It?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

La Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium has a castle on a hill in the centre of the town, it’s an imposing landmark and as soon as you negotiate the steep path upwards you quickly get an amazing view out above the town.

I was here on my own during the summer of 2012, whilst Himself and the kids were out on the river canoeing with a friend and his daughter.

Below me, on one side of the castle is a large church and my elevated position gives me an excellent view of this amazing building.

Some research on the web (link below)  tells me that this is:

St Nicholas’ Church,  Located close to the mediaeval castle, the church was built in the early years of the twentieth century in the Neo-Gothic style, to reflect the Church Triumphant during the Catholic Revival.Today, the church hosts concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events and holds a collection of artefacts linked to local history.” Ok, so the church isn’t as old as it looks, but it’s still imposing… Let’s take a look…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

http://www.belgiumtheplaceto.be/roche_religious_heritage.php

1 Comment »

  1. You are right, the church looks amazing from the castle!

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — May 20, 2014 @ 10:07 am | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: