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The Temple of My Soul

 

Here's another image of the Burg Hülshoff castle in Münsterland, Germany.

Have you noticed how many castles have their own chapel?

 

The Temple of My Soul

 

Here's another image of the Burg Hülshoff castle in Münsterland, Germany.

Have you noticed how many castles have their own chapel?

 

comments (49)

It's sensational. I just love popping by here! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Heather. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2010, 03:52
The sun was out for a few moments and you captured this one just in time.
This brings back many happy memories with our two guides smile
A chapel close by the castle makes sense, it is dangerous out there.
Wonderful title and I know that these places are very soulful to you.
Ginnie Hart: We'll never forget this castle, will we! Philine and Mechtild were so pleased to show us around. I loved peeking into that chapel after lunch. It was so cozy and full of light. Yes, and very soulful. Thanks for knowing.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Dec 2010, 03:54
Great capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 15 Dec 2010, 04:18
I guess that it pays to be safe....at least you can pray that they don't breach the mote......nice shot Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It always pays to be safe, Peter. smile Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2010, 04:42
Gorgeous!!
Ginnie Hart: It really is a lovely place, Kala! Thank you.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 15 Dec 2010, 05:14
Wow. These would make a nice set of cards or printed and framed and hanging.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. There's one more on Friday, so a triptych. Thanks for that idea!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Dec 2010, 06:40
It's a fine & distinctive building Ginnie but not a castle of the sort we'd recognise in the UK
Ginnie Hart: Which raises a good point, Chris, of how castles differ the world over. This castle seems more homey than the ones I've seen elsewhere! Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 15 Dec 2010, 06:44
wouldn't you have your own chapel if you had a castle? lol i would... are there munsters in munsterland? don't go out at night!! wonderful shot, Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I would have a chapel in my castle...a holy of holies in my home, somewhere. LOL about munsters in Münsterland. Philine will get a kick out of that! grin
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2010, 06:51
Great shot and a wonderful treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fokkio.
They do here too Ginnie and a lot of the grand houses. Well you don't want to get wet going to church do you?
Ginnie Hart: Makes sense to me, Bill. I wonder if they have their own resident priest/preacher...or if they have an itinerate one who travels around the area?
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 15 Dec 2010, 07:57
Wonderful shot. Lightning is excellent, as well as compo. A sweet home, it seems. The color treatment you applied (same yesterday) is tremendous and adds so much to this resting and peaceful place. It's my breakfast delight! Kind Regards.
PS: many thanks for your visit and email.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Didier. Merci!
Beautiful photo Ginnie, the religion took a big place(square) in this time(period) kiss, good day...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Pierrot. You're right. Merci.
A fine building, complete with chapel to absolve the sins of the owners exercise of power in accumulating the wealth to build it smile
Ginnie Hart: You do have a point, John. smile Thanks.
Another fine twiddle Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mick.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Dec 2010, 08:57
Even in the Bible you read that some of the richer families kept their own priest. Also, if you know what it was like to sit with the commoners in church, you could easily decide to make your own religious arrangements. (I once read an account of how the out-of-lucks would go to church as it is the only source of warmth around. They would hang around recovering from yesterday's bash, barfing if it helps, all unwashed bodies, etc. Meantime the pastor tries his best to deliver a sermon).
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis. The stories these chapels/churches could tell. Thanks for adding your tidbits. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2010, 08:59
A dreamy photograph -and a lovely title! -yes, it could/should be a wedding chapel, but, sadly, it isn't - I noticed how you were attracted by this sweet Neogothic chapel- outside and inside (the poet Annette didn't know this part of the castle yet)
Ginnie Hart: As you know, Philine, we don't have this kind of arctitecture in the States, so all that much more I'm enamoured with/by it. It's like I can't get enough of it! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 15 Dec 2010, 09:01
this angle attracts me a lot more Ginnie, lovely composition like this
Ginnie Hart: Glad to hear it, Chantal. Bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2010, 09:12
The poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff wrote a collection of poems "The Spiritual Year" -the work reflects in the later poems the struggle of faith and doubt -in some way a rather modern expression of religious feelings and her conflicts connected with the Christian religion itself. Her family was such a strong, conservative Catholic family she had to rebell against.
Ginnie Hart: It sounds like she was a woman way ahead of her time, Philine! I'm so glad we got to 'meet' her. Thanks for this added tidbit.
Those were the days - for some ! Great image.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they were, Martin, for sure. Thanks.
I guess if you need a moat you need a chapel. Goes with the status in a way.
Ginnie Hart: I guess so, Mary. Makes sense to me! smile Thanks.
Amazing capture ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Toni. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 15 Dec 2010, 10:21
A really beautiful composition Ginnie. Love the processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frida.
It really is a beautiful place, Ginnie. Another lovely composition, too. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Roz. You could easily spend a day there, inside and out!
They pretty well all had their own chapel, Ginnie - you wouldn't want them mingling with the hoi polloi, would you? smile
Ginnie Hart: You do have a point, Tom! smile Thanks.
Yes, this is a grand place. Impressive colouring, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2010, 13:36
Superb shot of it, thats something I noticed when I was over there many years ago never knew so many castles had there own chapels
Ginnie Hart: It's almost like they're a little village all unto themselves, JJ! Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2010, 13:37
Fantastic! I probably said this before, but I enjoy the European architecture.
Ginnie Hart: The European architecture has stolen my heart, Rob. We just don't see it like this in the States! Thanks.
I like the title and picture....the concrete connected to the spiritual...We all should have our own little chaple...and maybe we do....in a very private way....even without knowing...
Ginnie Hart: I so totally agree, Aksel...a holy of holies place. Sometimes it's a special chair or spot in a room where one can meditate better than any other place. Thank you for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Beijing
  • 15 Dec 2010, 14:06
Gorgeous...as usual, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray...as always!
Not a traditional looking castle at all - no turrets, but it looks very nice.
I guess if you could afford a castle, you could afford a chapel and a priest to conduct services.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Sheila. It's a kingdom unto itself, or so it appears! Thanks.
What a great building, I like the statue on the outside wall of the chapel.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Brian. I wasn't expecting it. Thanks.
Lovely ! History whispers wonderfully. Aww and your tones..... The light is superb too.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Karine, always. Merci.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 15 Dec 2010, 15:32
What a magnificent building! Great chot and place.
Ginnie Hart: It stole my heart, Sil, for that day! smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 15 Dec 2010, 16:21
Splendid architecture and brilliant tone. Shooting beautiful. Good evening...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tede. It's a place where you can hang out all day long and enjoy every minute of it!
A beautiful castle--I'll bet the chapel is exquisite
Ginnie Hart: It's very small and cozy, Larry...but also very bright. I liked that. Thanks.
Wonderful place, so tranquil - great with the reflections in the water. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, FandS, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2010, 22:02
WOW! Such an elegant castle...and so beautifully captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. It is indeed elegant.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 15 Dec 2010, 22:57
genial!
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar.
very nice again Ginnie, suits the pp
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2010, 23:46
woah.. i wouldn't have noticed if you didn't point it out.. i just can't imagine having a chapel in my own house.. that must be really grand.. grin very nice capture too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. I guess back then they had to think of everything! smile
You know what, this chapel reminded me of my sweet holiday in Bruges, Belgium.

Wonderful shot, G!
Ginnie Hart: Bruges. Wow. Now you're talking, LC. I LOVE that city. Maybe we'll go back there in 2011...almost in our backyard. smile
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 16 Dec 2010, 05:24
such a grand image. and i love the tones as always, they go so well with this place, giving such a "timeless classic" look
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Ayush. Thank you.
That is way too nice. I want to visit.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Michael, if you ever get the chance! Thanks.
Un gros bisou, et bonne journée Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Always a BIG Merci, Pierrot. smile
Me gusta la perspectiva de la imagen. el tratamiento genial como siempre.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, como siempre, Bernardo. smile
An immensely beautiful image...the composition and details are wonderful...great work Ginnie, and a fabulous seriessmile
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Pavan. Thank you.
This castle is in such a beautiful setting, I love these type of buildings anywhere smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Linda. We must have the same tastes. smile Thank you.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 16 Dec 2010, 16:21
A wonderful edifice - the processing has such an empathy for bricks and scenes of this nature.
Ginnie Hart: I am such a fan of bricks and stones, and towers and tiles, George. I'm a sucker and I admit it. smile Thanks.
  • Sylvie
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2011, 12:28
quel joli traitement, une magnifique photo Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sylvie, for stopping by and commenting.

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