Local Heart, Global Soul

July 12, 2017

An Understated, Peaceful And Popular Chapel…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Inside the little chapel at Schokland I find  simple, beautiful and fairly plain decor.

There are no stained glass windows, no statues, little architectural decoration on the ceiling or walls.

The undoubted focal point of the room is the pulpit and it’s decorative roof.

Even these decorative elements are extremely understated when compared with other churches I have been in.

The pews are painted, a soft grey colour that compliments the dimensions and style of the chapel.

I can’t take a photograph that shows the entire interior because a couple, their young son and the pastor are talking, sitting in one of the ends of the center pews, discussing plans for their upcoming wedding in the chapel.

I asked if I was in the way and was assured no… I get the sense that this is a popular wedding venue, and why not? the chapel and location are wonderful. I take photos in a way that carefully exclude the others and enjoy the stillness and peace that this chapel resonates.

(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)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Wikipedia (partial English translation of Dutch Wiki site)/  Schokland /Flevaland / The Netherlands.

July 11, 2017

A Little Chapels Steals The Prominent Position…

The most prominent building left on Schokland is of course the Chapel. It stands a short distance from the museum and is a small building (by many Dutch church standards) but still apparently in use today. During my tour I take photographs around it, it’s a lovely little building, just the right size for it’s surroundings.

(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)

Wikipedia (partial English translation of Dutch Wiki site)/  Schokland /Flevaland / The Netherlands.

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