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Turning the Year

 

In Dutch, jaarwisseling = turning the year, which is my post at Vision & Verb today.

Broerenkerk in Bolsward, NL, was built in the 13th century for the Friars.

It was destroyed by a fire in 1980 and is now a national monument.



 

Turning the Year

 

In Dutch, jaarwisseling = turning the year, which is my post at Vision & Verb today.

Broerenkerk in Bolsward, NL, was built in the 13th century for the Friars.

It was destroyed by a fire in 1980 and is now a national monument.



 

comments (38)

  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 13 Jan 2014, 00:40
Happy New year, Ginnie. Hope you had a nice trip and a great start to 2014 smile

How was your holiday?
Ginnie Hart: Happy New Year to you, too, Emily. We had a wonderful, quiet holiday here at home. It was just what the doctor ordered.
what a shame it burned.. Beautiful building
Ginnie Hart: It really stuns you, Dennis, to stand there and just stare. It's not something you see every day! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jan 2014, 02:38
It still possesses great elegance, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Ray, and you can feel it when you are there.
Beautiful building... It's a shame it was damaged by fire.
Ginnie Hart: It makes you wonder what it was liike before the fire, Hollie, doesn't it!
These are very majestic ruins Ginnie... wonderful composition....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. Majestic still after the fire, and that's exactly how you feel when you're there.
Beautiful clarity and contrast!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:12
The shell looks very impressive, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It totally stunned us while we were there, Lisl. It's hard to describe the feeling! It makes me wonder what it looked like before.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:29
It is a good thing they preserved the rest of the church by making the glass roof.
I think it will be very special when they have concerts in this church. See the spotlights....
Wonderful POV.
Ginnie Hart: It does still have a sense of its majesty, for sure, MLMA. Can you imagine sharing a concert there with only the basics...so different from all the other churches we see here!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2014, 06:54
Beautiful place, for a party, a Mariage, a dinner. I like the textures of the wall and columns.

Have a nice week
Ginnie Hart: And I guess that's exactly how it's still used, Oscar! I'm sure they get more money that way than by rebuilding it as a church!
Good idea to put a roof on it and I would think it makes a great venue for events. Nice picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's most striking, Bill, and with the clear roof, I can just imagine what it'd be like at an evening concert...or wedding! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:00
I bet this place is still full of atmosphere Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Chris...and that's an under-statement!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:17
What a shame to lose such a building Ginnie, but they have done a good job preserving the structure and thank goodness for that.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chad, on both accounts. I have a feeling this space has new meaning for everyone. I'm just glad it's still being used for functions.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:20
Quelle puissance ! et quelle beauté aussi dans ces arches gothiques. La brique donne beaucoup de chaleur à ce monument
Ginnie Hart: It's so true, Marie. What's left of this place is still magnificent! Merci.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:23
Beautiful structure and coloration, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Manhy kind thanks, HF.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jan 2014, 08:48
Shame it burned down but what a great space this is, especially with the glazed roof.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Alan. It's bitter-sweet!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jan 2014, 09:20
Astrid is right - and a look up to the sky or heaven is still possible. I think this impressive Broerenkerk (I saw in Zutphen and otherwhere also broerenkerken) can now be used for concerts or other cultural events. Later I'll visit V&V.
Ginnie Hart: It must be magnificent to be there on a clear night, Philine. What a "worship" experience that would be! Hartstikke bedankt.
Presentation and composition perfect, beautiful hdr I think!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roland. A "fake" HDR, yes. smile
A giant in it's day - I imagine, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm sure of it, Martin. Thanks.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 13 Jan 2014, 09:35
Un endroit très joli que je verrais bien transformé en musée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Yes, JP. I think now it's used for concerts and weddings...and such.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Jan 2014, 10:34
It would make a good space for performances the way it looks now.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary, and I do believe that's how it's now used...and also for weddings.
We have Blackfriars, Whitefriars and even a Greyfriars in London too! Most of them were built in the 13th century too!

But there's never a Yellowfriars?!
How racist is that?! You tell me! wink
Ginnie Hart: Why don't YOU start the YellowFriars, LC. Of course, it won't be the 13th century, but who cares! smile
Wow I'd like to visit this place,and the glass roof must be a Godsend, it surely must be used for concerts and things like other people have suggested.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian. After having stood in its emptiness, I'd quite enjoy a concert there! I'll have to see if we can get a schedule of events.
The soft warm treatment you've given this image is wonderful, Ginnie. It makes the place feel welcoming & cozy; almost like being wrapped up in a lovely cashmere blanket.

The arched window at the end really catches the eye. I wonder if they plan on installing stained glass.

Your V&V post, as usual, is thought provoking. Let's hope that with the turning of the year we can trash whatever insecurities we have about ourselves and become more confident and at ease with who we are.
Ginnie Hart: You are always so good at "seeing" an image, dear Beverly. Always. Thank you. And thank you for reading my V&V post. You know how to make my day!
what a beauty Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ronky.
It's odd to see a modern roof there...
Ginnie Hart: I guess 1980 is still pretty modern, then, Larry! It was replaced after the fire...and does give a different look to the place. Indeed.
I bet that place could tell some storys...nice building ginnie & great shot
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Shane! I'm sure of it. Thanks.
It makes fr a xtrange combination of greenhouse and church, Ginnie, including the floor. I'm not comfortable...
Ginnie Hart: The greenhouse effect does make it feel like the church can be more vulnerable, JC.
It looks to have been a substantial building!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Tom. Indeed.
What a pity that this beautiful structure did burn Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Richard. But thankfully it hasn't been lost to time.
The grand pillars remain
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Martin. Those pillars make it still.
This is a fine find.
Ginnie Hart: A fine find. I like that, Jacquelyn. Thanks. smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2014, 01:49
Fantastic lines. So sad that it burned.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beth, and, yes, I know. But it appears to have found its second life?!
That is a superb shot of a wonderful old building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. It's the kind of thing you don't see every day, for sure.
a fine shot. the ceiling and the pillars/ walls contrast each other strongly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
Stunning!!!
Ginnie Hart: It really took us by shock, Robin. Once we got used to it, it had a calming effect over us. Can you imagine a concert there?!
  • helys
  • France
  • 14 Jan 2014, 13:28
Great details of architecture
Perspectives, lighting
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Helys.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2014, 00:09
Very nice structure.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2014, 17:26
seems to be well preserved. nice capture.
Ginnie Hart: They've even made it into a National Monument, Rian. I guess that tells you everything.

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