Local Heart, Global Soul

May 21, 2014

Zooming In … To Church…

Following yesterday’s post about St. Nicolas Church in La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium, I am again obsessed by detail. Here’s a photographic post that’s all about the close-ups…

(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)

 

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

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