21 mei 2018
20 mei 2018
I'm linking to Tom's Barn Collective.
19 mei 2018
vierpas in Dutch), a decorative element consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. It is found in art, architecture, heraldry, and traditional Christian symbolism. The word quatrefoil means 'four leaves', referring specifically to a four-leaved clover, but applies in general to four-lobed shapes in various contexts. (from Wikipedia)
Another interesting detail from the Dutch Wikipedia site about the church is that they say that this quatrefoil probably served as a 'hagioscope' or 'squint', an architectural term for a small opening or tunnel at seated eye-level through the wall of a church, that enables a view for one or more worshippers in side-chapels, chantry chapels, or other parts of the church from which the high altar was not visible.
If you're interested check the link for hagioscope for more facts.
18 mei 2018
I will show you a view inside the church in tomorrow's post.
17 mei 2018
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12 mei 2018
I am linking to Weekend Reflections. Enjoy your weekend!
11 mei 2018
According to 17th century German tradition, sorcerers and witches gathered on May Day eve on a Hexennacht or "Witches' Night". The Western Christian Church established the Feast of Saint Walpurga on the same night, believing that Saint Walpurga counteracted the evil magic.
In Germanic folklore, this witches' meeting took place on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountains. (info from Wikipedia)
Well, we thought it wise to stay as far away from the Brocken as we could on the night of April 30..
10 mei 2018
9 mei 2018
HERE (in German)
8 mei 2018
Both photos were taken in the city of Wernigerode, Harz (Germany)
7 mei 2018
With its many colourful and half-timbered buildings it has the nickname "Bunte Stadt am Harz", which is German for "Colourful city in the Harz"