Here is the Church of St. Foillan – the only German church, dedicated to this saint and first Aachen parish church, intended for the common people of the imperial city, while the nobility attended the masses at the cathedral built by Charlemagne. (more…)
I’ve never been aware of the extent of the problem with the church robbery in the Catholic world before setting off for the western part of Europe and visiting the Chapel of St. Hubertus in Weweler in particular. So, no wonder that I managed to obtain the key of the closed Church of Wallerode only after I’ve been cross-examined by the key keeper and that in the Church of Nieder-Emmels, I’ve been questioned by the curators of the temple when seeing me with my camera in hand about whom I am working for and why I am taking these pictures… And no wonder that nowadays (more…)
We’ve already spoken of the Order of the Knights Templar, the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, and the Trinitarian Order, but not about the Teutonic Order, or the Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem. It was the third order after the Order of the Knights Templar and the Order of Hospitallers, founded ca. 1190.
And the present building of the Commandery (more…)
I’ve landed at the Chapel of St. Brice of Tours on a sunny spring day just at the beginning of my preparation for setting off for my Camino. (more…)
Have you ever just got in the car and driven without any particular destination, just driven along the streets to see what the chance will offer you.
Thus, I found such forgotten places as (more…)
Of all the castles that I’ve seen, I won’t show you maybe only one in Germany. Because it was private, which I wasn’t aware of, and because the young nobleman who met me on his property with my camera in hand was so kind to me and told me that there is no problem that I’ve made these pictures, “unless (more…)
I had no intention to take photographs only of the church, when setting off for the town of Herve, otherwise known mainly for its cheese of the same name (which is actually not to my taste), but I was somehow left with the impression that there are many sites of interest there that I couldn’t find, or I found them, but there was (more…)
Here’s one last church for the time being from Luxembourg – this unexplored territory. It drew my attention from afar with its beautiful portal. (more…)
Hiking in nature is not my type of adventures, but if it comes to an area with so densely located monuments of different kinds as the Ferschweiler Plateau, I am ready to walk kilometers long and bear up against the muscle pain during the next couple of days with stoicism.
The first thing that I’ve came across (more…)
Never go to the forest without a map! Especially when it comes to such an intricate area with numerous paths and so many sites of interest as the Ferschweiler Plateau. I have proceeded twice to a Monument of Diana and although I had both times two different places as a starting point, I haven’t managed to reach it. (more…)