Sunday, October 31, 2010

Name plate of ministers

This is a tradition in Protestant churches the name list of preachers/ ministers starting from the year of reformation. This date depends when the reformation took place. In Vianen they are not sure, but it happened somewhere at the end of the 1500's.

I always feel a link with history when you see these name plates

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Inside the church, a service had just finished and some people are still enjoying the coffee. It is a tipical Dutch Reformed church interior; white and empty with some bible texts on the walls.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


two more grave stones.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My feet on a gravestone

The church is filled with heraldic grave stones from 1500 and 1600 and now my feet are walking on them...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Grote Kerk Vianen

This is a shot of the magnificent old church of Vianen, a town not so far away. It is a huge 'temple'. It started of in 1327 as a little chapel dedicated to 'Our dear lady of Ascension'. In 1540, then extended to a 'hall' church, it was destroyed by a fire. The next build church is the building you see in the picture. No mayor constructions took place since that time. But a big change happened on 25 September of 1566 when the images and statues were removed during the Reformation. It has remained a Protestant church ever since and till today an active community.

I will post the coming days some shots I made during a visit.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A little bit boss cleans up..

I don't have a dog so it doesn't counts for me..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


An odd sight: a run down church, broken cars, and a run down houses around the church. I sneaked insight the building to have a look. It seemed as if everybody just left. It appeared to have been some kind of hospital for mentally ill. The atmosphere was so sinister that I didn't stayed long though. I don't want to know what happened there...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Run down

Old car used as depot for sacks with building material besides run down church..

Sunday, October 17, 2010

O Fortuna""

Medieval house from the Golden Age in Oudewater, a town pretty close to Woerden. I think that the statue is Fortuna?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peace and quiet

All is peacefull and quiet at the IJsel.... I love these
moments on the quiet rural areas in Holland.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Galician Chamber Orchestra

The Galican Chamber Orchestra came and visited Holland, but this evening there were no more than 20 guests, It almost felt like a private concert...