Local Heart, Global Soul

December 10, 2017

Charm, Character And Differences…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

During our driving tour around the district of Baarle-Nassau / Baarle-Hertog, I spotted quite a few interesting looking churches.

Traffic in some areas prevented us pulling over so that I could get some more agreeable compositions, so I did my best from out of the window.

A strange sort of canopy adorned the bottom section of one of the town churches, I can’t quite make out if it’s temporary and there whilst renovations are done or if it’s been added to the tower as a permanent safety measure (falling bits??).

It certainly makes for an interesting and memorable feature.

The brickwork and styles of the churches I saw were many and varied: the steeples different and each with a charm and character of their own.

(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)

4 Comments »

  1. These are marvelous photos of some very beautiful churches. I find myself again wishing that I were an elf that could ride along in your pocket! Second best is enjoying this wonderful tour through your eyes and divine photos. That canopy does appear a bit odd, but better than getting hit on the head with pieces of the building. If I have not mentioned this before, I am so loving this tour. Thank-you!

    Comment by Ellen — December 10, 2017 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

    • Ellen,
      You have mentioned it that you love this tour before, but compliments are always welcome! (actually you make me blush, I am delighted that you enjoy my photographs and travels so much.. Thank You!!!)
      I often look at other people’s blogs and wish that I was there too so you are not alone in that respect!
      You are right too, better a funny looking net at the base of a tower than random bits falling one peoples heads. Looks like a the latest fashion in “tower collars” 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 11, 2017 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  2. That is quite a unique church with all of that white stone/brick accent work! Well, I should clarify – that white stone/brick is not unique but that is more than I have seen on other buildings!

    Comment by Carrie — December 11, 2017 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

    • Carrie,
      It’s amazing just how easy it is to create amazing patterns with just a few different coloured bricks. I love spotting new styles, and you are right, …this one is very distinctive. Someone somewhere sometime made the bricklayers very very happy because they could show their skills, do something original and create a work of art for people to enjoy for centuries later. Kudos to the people who designed it and gave the green light for the work, giving this church it’s very special character.

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 12, 2017 @ 11:04 am | Reply


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