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photoblog image Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Kessel - 2

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Kessel - 2

On this site, a church was constructed in 1236 in Romanesque style. In 1460, a new church was built on this site in Gothic style. In 1872, yet another church was built on this spot in neo-Gothic style by the architect Pierre Cuypers. During WWII, the Maas served as a border between the Netherlands and the advancing German forces. Since the church was on the side accessible to the Allied forces, the tower was heavily bombed until it collapsed over the church building. It was restored in 1948.

 

And here is cycling past De Grauwe Beer (featured some posts earlier).

 

Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Kessel - 2

On this site, a church was constructed in 1236 in Romanesque style. In 1460, a new church was built on this site in Gothic style. In 1872, yet another church was built on this spot in neo-Gothic style by the architect Pierre Cuypers. During WWII, the Maas served as a border between the Netherlands and the advancing German forces. Since the church was on the side accessible to the Allied forces, the tower was heavily bombed until it collapsed over the church building. It was restored in 1948.

 

And here is cycling past De Grauwe Beer (featured some posts earlier).

 

comments (14)

Wow. It has had some history.
Ayush Basu: Today it is rather quiet though, Michael.
A fine photo Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Frank.
Très jolie photo.
Ayush Basu: Merci, Martine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2018, 05:47
This Church has had quite a history, Ayush, and is still going strong
Ayush Basu: Venlo saw much action during WWII but there is more history going back too, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Jul 2018, 06:15
Well they certainly didn't take long to restore it to glory
Ayush Basu: And it looks well used today, Chris.
Très belle photo de ce Christ.
merci aussi pour cette séquence vidéo.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: Merci, Pascale. I am pleased you like it. I am really enjoying the cycling in Holland.
wow, now that's a persistent church!! it actually looks like it was last built in the 70's, it's modern looking, also very catholic looking !
Ayush Basu: Persistent is apt! Actually all that brick work is what really attracted me, Elaine. And this crucifix was quite elaborately carved.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Jul 2018, 08:28
A sad story with a happy ending Ayush.
Ayush Basu: That is well summarized, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jul 2018, 10:56
Man, you sure pedal fast smileRebuilt, restored many times and it is probably without a congregation now.
Ayush Basu: Haha, Louis - my strava app tells me my average speed is usually somewhere between 18 and 22kmph.
As I understand, the Dutch consider religion a thoroughly personal affair and not something to demonstrate at a church, so a lot of people may not visit a church and consider themselves practising Christians and religious.
That is a very impressive crucifix. Once again I like the cycle ride, lovely windmill.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like the video, Brian. I like the possibility of showing a compressed journey in a minute or two. This church is quite dominating in several aspects, including the crucifix.
What an amazing image. I have been into symmetry lately, and this is a fine example.
Ayush Basu: Yes, in this case it really draws one in, Larry.
Good to see this arise from the ashes Ayush
Ayush Basu: Literally so, Bill, in this case!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jul 2018, 10:31
You have captured the crucifix well.
Ayush Basu: I thought those drapes went well with the crucifix and were unusual to my eyes, CP. Thank you.
Beautiful bit of detail, Ayush - just lovely!

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