21 oktober 2014

Schiermonnikoog village


Some houses in the (one and only) village of the island Schiermonnikoog.

The earliest mention of Schiermonnikoog in writing dates from October 1440. The island's first known owners were the monks of Claercamp Abbey, a Cistercian monastery near Dokkum, on the mainland. "Monnik" means "monk", "schier" is an archaic word meaning "grey", referring to the colour of the monks' habits, and "oog" translates as "island". So the name "Schiermonnikoog" can be translated as Grey Monk Island.

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  1. Great place and lovely little houses !
    Greetings

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  2. What a sense of place one would have living here with so much history behind it.

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  3. I think my parents have mentioned this place. Beautiful shot!

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