Thursday, August 19, 2010

Church and Graveyard in Zuidbroek

Today we rented a car and went on a trip to visit some old churches.

First we went to the old church in Zuidbroek. This church dates back from 1280 AD.

It has a large graveyard with lots of beautiful old tombstones.

Another beautiful view on the church.

Sadly enough not all of the tombstones and graves are in good condition. Lots of them were damaged due to neglect.

And the church yet again at another angle.

This metal and porcelain wreath was in some kind of metal tub with a glass window.

This tower was right in front of the church and I'm told they used the cellar of the tower to lock up prisoners in the past.

Inside the church they had this beautiful statue. Well, part of a statue, as this was all they had left of it.

One last look at the church of Zuidbroek and then we were of to the next church, but I'll tell all about that tomorrow!


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

wow! mummy reelly luvs this type ov thing. we hav a 13th centry church in colchester calld st helena's, wich is her nayme, so we shud get sum fotoes ov it. sorry for lak ov capitol letters by tyhe way, i am typing wiv wun fut. enyway, that cherch has very intrestin brikwerk. is thare a nayme for the style ov it? i am lookin forwerd to seeing the rest ov yor visiting!

Hammie en Gea said...

Here in Stadskanaal there is a very old graveyard too. They had a advertising in the local newspaper that asked for volunteers to do reparations and painting the names and things like that. G. is thinking about it to go and help when they are going to do that. I like the statue a lot.

Marlowe said...

That is a very beautiful church. Do you think there are ghosts that live there like in Neil Gaiman's the Graveyard Book?

Sullivan McPig said...

@B.T. Bear: The style is called Romano-Gothic. It's typical for parts of the Northern Netherlands and Germany. It succeeds the older wooden and stone models that were inspired and build by Anglo-Saxon missionaries.

Sullivan McPig said...

@Marlowe: I think there might. There's lots of ghost stories.