Monday, 15 October 2012

The Market Church or the Saint Gangolf church in Trier

The Saint Gangolf church was built in the 15th century and is located near the market of Trier. This is the reason why it has a double name, the Market Church. The church is inclosed by houses and the access way to the church is marked by a fabulous baroque portal from 1732. The white portal is decorated with several angels. The inside of the church is split into two parts, the ship with a high arched ceilings and the left side as an open chapel with a low painted ceiling. For an old church, they have a few modern pieces of art like mosaics and stained glass windows.

De Sint Gangolf kerk werd gebouwd in de 15de eeuw en is gelegen aan de markt van Trier. Dit is ook de reden waarom de kerk een tweede naam heeft, de Marktkerk. De kerk is volledig ingesloten door huizen en de toegangsweg tot de kerk wordt gemarkeerd door een prachtig portaal uit 1732 in Barokstijl. Het witte portaal is gedecoreerd met enkele engelen. De binnenkant van de kerk is opgedeeld in twee stukken, het middenschip met hoge booggewelven en de linker kant als open kapel met lage beschilderde plafonds. Voor een oude kerk heeft deze toch heel wat moderne kunstwerken zoals mozaïeken en brandglazen ramen.. 
 
St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

St. Gangolf Church Trier

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16 comments:

  1. Ingebouwd... Dat alleen reeds is verbazingwekkend, Filip. Dan ook nog de combinatie van oud en nieuw. Mooi !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Wat een prachtige kerk en de ST Nicolaaskerk in Amsterdam is ook prachtig. Zijn jullie continu op reis? Ik zie iedere dag een andere plaats en land ook nog. Heerlijk lijkt me dat.

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  3. Welch prachtvolles Bauwerk....wunderschöne Details und ein herrliches Fenster...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  4. dat is echt wel heel mooi, heel bijzonder

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  5. I am so pleased that you have shown photos of Saint Gangolf church in Trier. Did you by any chance notice that strange little green elf sitting on one of the arches on your photo no.4 (he is not visible on your photo). I took a photo of him but could not find out what he was supposed to be representing.

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  6. *** Je t'envoie un petit coucou amical !!!! Merci pour ces SUPERBES PHOTOS !!!!!! j'aime beaucoup !!! :o) ***

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  7. Stunning, these works of art tell such sad and wonderful stories.... they are so interesting to see, but even more so when you know the story behind them! Thanks for sharing these, and all the other wonders that you visit!

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  8. Lovely pictures and very beautiful church!

    Greetings, Dorthe

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  9. It sure is doing well for its age. Beautiful too.

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  10. A wonderful church with beautiful reliefs and interior. Great !

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  11. Gorgeous church...and I love how well it is actually maintained!

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  12. A very special post! This Church is magnificent!
    Léia

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  13. Prachtig deze log, een zeer knap overzicht!

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  14. It's almost like a secret doorway that leads into this huge church. The beautifully low painted ceiling feels like a garden setting.

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  15. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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