Monday, 26 September 2011

Monday Doorways, Our World Tuesday, Gouda, Entrances of St. Janskerk

 
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The Sint Janskerk in Gouda, the Netherlands, is a large Gothic church, known especially for its stained glass windows, for which it has been placed on the UNESCO list of Dutch monuments.

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Inspired by a post by Eric Tenin of a Parisian doorway, «Louis» began posting on Mondays photos he had taken of doorways in Paris.To participate click on
Monday Doorways


Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.

23 comments:

Anya said...

Gouda is prachtig
en die kerk zeker :-)

(Geniet van t zonnetje de komende dagen zo kunnen we onze energie weer opladen voor de winter !!!)

Cloudia said...

such an ancient building!


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Arija said...

The 1st. doorway to St. Janskerk is particularly beautiful. I just love that squat gothic arch. Baroque may have been spectacular and grandiose with all it's gold but for uplifting the soul, give me gothic any day.

Miss_Yves said...

Un classement mérité!
J'aime beaucoup la finesse des sculptures de la 1ère photo, et l'utilisation de la brique(peu courante en France)
Une expression Française "ça ne casse pas des briques" veut dire: "ce n'est pas extraordinaire"
Ici, c'est le contraire !

Roger Owen Green said...

clearly a newere, or better refurbished, door than building - they actually looks a bit out of synch

Arkansas Patti said...

What a beautiful door, the work of a real craftsman. Truly a lost art.

The Weaver of Grass said...

You often post pictures of Gouda Wil - do you live near to it?

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would like to see the stained glass in this church.

He thanks you for your contribution to Monday Doorways.
;-D

George said...

I really like the entrance in your first photo. The second entrance seems completely different. Was it added at a later date?

Snap said...

I love seeing the special UNESCO localities. They are all so wonderful. Thanks for St. Janskerk.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful doorway and lovely old church! Great captures as always, Wil! So much wonderful history and architecture in your part of our world! Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Beautiful doorways.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carver said...

I like both of those doorways very much. Interesting to see the different styles.

Dianne said...

Beautiful doorways with lots of character - delightful!

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful old place with great old doors, Wil.
I'll be thinking of you tomorrow when I meet up with Mara for a couple of days of exploring Alberta. I'm sure there will be photos!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Indrani said...

Doorways are such interesting subjects, particularly the old one. I like your captures.

Karen said...

Outstanding entrances!

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a place!

Martha Z said...

The main entry is quite impressive. I wonder how many craftsmen to day could recreate such work.

ladyfi said...

What an impressive church. I bet the stained glass windows look fabulous.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing old doorways and love the the style of the old church too! Lots of character!

Gattina said...

Looks like a nice town, I have never been in Gouda !
Churches to me look all the same, there was such a lot of money spent on them while people were starving. Not the Christian way I suppose, lol !

Lesley said...

I agree with Arija - Baroque is a bit too much.Churches seem to have the best doors, don't they?!