Thursday, 15 March 2012

The “St. Pieterstoren”, and the Petrus-Paulus church in Oostende

The Petrus-Paulus church is only 100 years old, it is in a neo gothic architecture. It replaced a church which a burned down accept for the original Saint Peter’s Tower dating from 1478. This church has been built to the model of the Dom in Köln. In the chapel at the back you find the grave of Queen Louise Marie who died in Oostende in 1850. We like to visit churches but this one was closed when we were there. More and more this is the case in Europe out of fear for theft. What a shame society shows less respect for other people’s property.

De Petrus-Paulus kerk is slechts 100 jaar oud, en werd gebouwd in de nieuw Gotische architectuur. Deze kerk verving de afgebrande originele kerk, behalve de Sint-Pieterstoren uit 1478. De nieuwe kerk werd gebouwd naar het voorbeeld van de kathedraal van Keulen. In de kapel, aan de achterzijde, vind je het graf van Koningin Louise Marie die overleed in Oostende in 1850. We houden er van kerken te bezoeken maar deze was terug gesloten. Dit komt meer en meer voor in Europa uit vrees voor vandalisme en diefstal. Het is toch heel spijtig hoe het respect verdwijnt in onze maatschappij..

Sint Pieterstoren
Sint Pieterstoren
Sint Pieterstoren
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
Petrus-Paulus Church
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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful photographs. I am greeting

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  2. Indrukwekkend, Filip !
    Lie(f)s

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  3. I don't like to go to church, but I like seeing them! This one is another great one. So many details...

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  4. such amazing architecture; thankyou Filip for sharing these photos on your travels. I agree with your comment about respect for property wholeheartedly. The restraints that are tried over and over marring the original concept, just to try and preserve etc.

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  5. It is interesting how little colour there is in these grey buildings. The architecture and photos are both superb!

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  6. An impressive cathedral with lots of great details...
    fantastic photo work...
    Best regards, Karin

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  7. WOW!!! You photographed this church so beautifully. I love very much especially the last pictures. The forth picture is just so unique that I enjoyed it so much. And then the rest of pictures are so impressive. And the last picture with a wonderful sky is so beautiful.

    Filip, I was amazed how you showed the heart and soul of this church. It's not so easy to do and you did so perfect and so powerful.

    Great photography!!!! And very special post!!!

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  8. beautiful and interesting architecture as always, thanks for sharing.

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  9. nice photo essay!


    Aloha from Waikiki
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  10. My goodness this is huge and intricate! I wonder how long it took to build?

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  11. looks like a beautiful church with such exquisite architecture.

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  12. That is quite an amazing looking church...such intricate architecture.

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  13. Schitterende kerk en opnames.
    Wens jullie een fijn weekend.
    Groet, mirthe

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  14. Magnificent! Absolutely magnificent. It's sure nice to be able to travel the world and see all the magnificent building with amazing stories behind.

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  15. I love seeing the photos on your blog. It is like a mini vacation!

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