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Church of Our Lady of Bruges

The Church of Our Lady was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and has the second highest brick tower in the world, at 122.3m. This Gothic-style church has Baroque interiors, which I am informed, is something to do with the Protestant faith in the local Flemish population.

Church of Our Lady of Bruges

The Church of Our Lady was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and has the second highest brick tower in the world, at 122.3m. This Gothic-style church has Baroque interiors, which I am informed, is something to do with the Protestant faith in the local Flemish population.

comments (17)

wow, nice. They didn't muck about building these things...smile
Ayush Basu: I was left suitably impressed, Rob.
So ornate! Nice shot, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: It did impress me highly, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2018, 04:22
It has an impressive organ, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I always look for them when I visit a church, Ray.
Très joli, j'aime les couleurs bleues.
Ayush Basu: Yes indeed, Martine. I rather liked the interior decorations and the organ.
Gorgeous
Ayush Basu: Agreed, Larry
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Nov 2018, 06:39
Confusing isn't it Ayush, but whatever faith the decorative style is fun
Ayush Basu: But it was an impressive sight to see nevertheless, Chris.
The details are mesmerizing... smile
Ayush Basu: I was left suitably impressed, Sudipto.
Très dans les teintes pastel. Magnifique les Orgues !
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: I rather liked the interior decorations and the organ, Pascale.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Nov 2018, 07:49
Architectural styles do signify the Protestant split from the church Ayush. Although not true in every case, classical design is said to be favoured by Protestant churches in England and Gothic by the Catholic. Although Catholic Churches are built of eclectic styles, from Romanesque to modern to Gothic.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the additional info, Chad. I have to stop, look and almost always research something on the internet, before I can really make out what it is that I am looking at.
I know of the church but sadly didn't have time to go in on our visit to Bruges, a very impressive interior.
Ayush Basu: We missed out another church, as we could not coordinate our availability with the opening hours of the church, Brian. Sometimes unavoidable.
Very ornate, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I was left suitably impressed, Frank.
It has a pipe organ to admire.
Ayush Basu: I always find those organs fascinating, Mary.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Nov 2018, 01:24
the age of the structure is amazing
Ayush Basu: They do an excellent job of maintaining it, Sherri.
I got confused, thought I was on Ginnie's blog haha... lovely picture, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I think she would have loved this place, Elaine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Nov 2018, 14:15
The Church of Our Lady is Catholic - so one can just wonder about the Protestant influence. The interior decorations are very Catholic. In Pecs, Hungary, I saw a church that started out as Christian, changed to become a mosque during Turkish rule and then became Christian again, after said rule.
Ayush Basu: I always have to stop, look and almost always research something on the internet, before I can really make out what it is that I am looking at. I had the same impression about the interior decorations, Louis. Thank you for the additional bit about the church in Hungary.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2018, 20:25
It looks magnificent.
Ayush Basu: I was left suitably impressed, Alan.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2018, 23:23
A lovely church smile

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