Sunday, 8 January 2012

Monday Doorways, Utrecht

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This is the door that gives access to the convent garden belonging to the Cathedral.
St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, or Dom Church (Dutch: Domkerk) was the cathedral of the diocese of Utrecht during the Middle Ages. Once the country's largest church and only cathedral, dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, it has been a Protestant church since 1580. The building is the one church in the Netherlands that closely resembles the classic Gothic style as developed in France. All other Gothic churches in the Netherlands belong to one of the many regional variants. Unlike most of its French predecessors, the Dom Church has only one tower, the 112 m (368 ft) high Dom Tower, which is the hallmark of the city.

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Over the doorway we can see St. Martin cutting his cloak with his sword, in two halves to give one of them to a cold, shivering beggar.

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


Arkansas Patti said...

When I see pictures of intricate door ways with beautiful carvings, I immediately think of the craftsman who made them possible. For a while, I am back in their time.
Thanks Wil.

Roger Owen Green said...

Could such a thing even be made these days? I doubt it, and more's the pity.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful doorways! We surely don't see anything like them today! I feel the same way as Patti! Hope you have a great week ahead, Wil! Enjoy!


Kay said...

Great photos, Wil! I get this funny feeling we've been here, but I can't remember for sure. I'll have to go back to my album. :-) Happy Sunday, Wil!

Cloudia said...

LOVE your uber-Dutch header!

Thanks for sharing this nice post.

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Dianne said...

A wonderful doorway Will and with so much history. Your header brings a smile to my face - so very Dutch and a scene I would never see here in Australia.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Wil!
A fine contribution to Monday Doorways. You are too modest - if you recall, it was at your suggestion that «Louis» began the meme, so he appreciates your contribution! Church doors are popular for the meme today!

Tara said...

Love the art on those doorways...very intricate.

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful shots, Wil!

Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

What lovely arches and doors.

Marie said...

Wonderful doorway. What a perfect entrance to a gardens!

Emille said...

Lovely pics of the Dom, Wil! Love the Gothic architecture, but have never been inside.