2 april 2014

silence please


The béguinage ('begijnhof' in Dutch) in Bruges is a lovely and peaceful place, and is visited by many tourists each day.
The collection of small buildings around a courtyard was used by Beguines. These were  sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic church, and the women who lived here could serve God without retiring from the world.

Signs like these, and there are many (!), ask you to respect silence in this place.



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14 opmerkingen:

  1. Hi Revunner, I have added some text to explain a little bit more about this place. Thanks for asking! :)

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  2. I actually wish there were more of these signs and in different places. Probably because I live in a large noisy city ;)

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  3. Ah, okay! Now I get it. Shh. Mum's the word. ;-)

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  4. Gets the point across in a nice way!

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  5. aah, quiet, offered in so little places, not even in libraries any more. I'd welcome a sign like that.

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  6. I get the keep off the grass, but the silence sign wasn't that clear. Thanks for making it clear. Perhaps no cell phones either.

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  7. Wat een leuke bordjes hebben ze daar, veel effectiever dan "stilte alstublieft".

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  8. I wish I had one of those signs sometimes. Beautiful peaceful place to visit.

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  9. Never seen a sign like this.
    But it is easy to understand.

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  10. I've been to the beguinehof in Amsterdam and found it a place that oozed reverence and silence.

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