Local Heart, Global Soul

January 8, 2019

Heavy Shoulders Never Used…

The Sint-Lievensmonstertoren church tower in Zierikzee was meant to be constructed to a height that would have made it the tallest building in the world at the time. Financial difficulties meant that building was discontinued so what was supposed to be the base of the large tower, became just the small tower we see today. These walls were meant to shoulder the weight of a massive tower, instead they sit like a heavy fortification never put to test. There are decorative elements around the tower, it’s well worn but that’s to be expected when you are 565 years old. I take a look to see how the tower was built.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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2 Comments »

  1. Seeing your pictures makes me want to visit Zeeland! I don’t know this part of the Netherlands very well…so I guess it is time to go there 🙂

    Comment by Estefania Pampin Zuidmeer — January 8, 2019 @ 9:17 am | Reply

    • Estefania,
      Welcometo my blog! There is certainly plenty to see in the area, obviously there are many historic places to visit, so if you are interested in Churches, history etc (as I know you are) then one trip will definitely not be enough. 🙂
      I had no idea that this tower has been meant to be the tallest in the world, Ok it never actually happened in the end, but this is just one of the thousands of wonderful quirky facts about this area, and each town has something different to offer.
      So much to explore, so little time. You and MJ would love it down here. Weekend trips also possible of course 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — January 9, 2019 @ 8:06 am | Reply


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