Sunday, August 2, 2009

Last photo of Haarzuilens


This is a picture of the church which is on the castle estate. Inside are the graves of the several castle lords. I have been inside ones when I was small. But now adays it's always closed.
The church follows the regular local church design. But when you stand in front of it, you notice, that though it follows the standard design. The church is actualy a bit smaller then usual. I almost hit my head at the entrance.
It's main function is to make the castle look bigger...



It does have this effect on the castle. An interesting historic detail is that the castle was confiscated by the Nazi's in WWII. The idea was to give it as a present to Hitler. It was delayed due to the presence of Jewish symbols in the architecture (the Rothshields were the main contributors), but in the end the idea was aborted because in the progress of the war Holland was considered hostile to Nazi ideology.

So that was it on castle Haarzuilens. Tomorrow pictures on the village Haarzuilens.

7 comments:

Hilda said...

Your first photo of the church is so beautiful! I'm glad you posted the second photo too to give us an idea of its scale against the castle. It does make the castle look even more enormous. Funny. I'm also glad it wasn't given to Hitler!

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful castle church! I wish I had my own church in my back yard! I wouldn't have to drive so far every Sunday and worry about arriving late!

m_m said...

I like all your photos from this place! It is stunning!

Steffe said...

It's very picturesque. And I really like that castle.

Rambling Round said...

Very interesting that the door to the church is so small! All your photos are just lovely.

Lois said...

The church is quite pretty! I like the steeple.

Ken Mac said...

very unusual. Thanks for your recent prayers and support re my recent surgery and quick recovery. God Bless you!