Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Late gothic Saint Hermes church in Ronse

It is a beautiful strong looking church in late gothic architecture. It was built in the 15th century. The arched ceiling is very high, the altar and stained glass art work is fabulous. The 79 metre high tower contains a carillon with 49 bells. On a table there are burning candles of the holy Rita. We were expecting it was a local Belgian saint but nothing is less true, Rita was from Italy.

Het is een mooie laat gotische kerk met een robuuste uitstraling. Ze werd gebouwd in de 15de eeuw. Het gewelfde plafond is enorm hoog, het altaar en brandglans zijn echte kunstwerken. De 79 meter hoge toren bevat een beiaard bestaande uit 49 klokken. Op een tafeltje staan brandende kaarsen ter ere van de heilige Rita. We dachten dat dit een Belgische heilige was maar niets is minder waar, ze was Italiaanse. 
 
St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse door

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

St Hermes church Ronse

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14 comments:

  1. the vaulted ceiling is impressive!

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  2. Mooie foto's van deze imposante kerk!

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  3. Hele mooie opnames en composities.

    Groet, Joop

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  4. Nou, het scheelt maar één lettertje.... ;-)

    Groeten uit Sneek,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  5. het is een erg mooie kerk en het glas-in-lood geweldig. Groetjes en fijne avond, Dietmut

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  6. ah je bent een Ronsenaar !
    mooie reeks

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  7. I love your stained glass window shot. But here is what really puzzles me. This church is fabulous with all kinds of beautiful architecture and art work and gorgeous ceilings. Yet they have cheap plain wooden chars instead of regular pews! Or if they want chairs to move around, at least they could be pretty and have some padding. Our church is plain and simple, not even stained glass windows, but even we have better chairs. How strange...

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  8. Such beauty and peace I see in each photo! Those are pictures of nuns I believe on the glasses for candles maybe?

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  9. the alter is beautiful and of course i noticed those pretty sunflowers!! love that pretty vaulted ceiling as well, but i always wonder why so much money is spent on the structure itself. seems the money could be put to better use!!

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  10. Beautiful in every detail - love the old wooden door! It appears similar to our local Anglican cathedral in size, layout, furnishing and even ornamentation.

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  11. Beautiful Church, much like the one in Bendigo that I posted photos of.

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  12. Une très belle église belles les photos!!!!! bisous

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  13. ooh dat wist ik nog niet dat je van Ronse bent
    mooie foto's

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