It is still a mystery to me how people had been living in the castles in the past. You cannot help asking yourself that when visiting a place like Reinhardstein Castle in winter. (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…)
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…)
There is one particular thing I want to show you in the Parish Church of St. Stephen in Bütgenbach too, but let’s begin with the historical data first. (more…)
The Parish Church of St. Laurentius is one of the only three buildings that the settlement of Mackenbach consists of. It is a 15th-century temple with a long pilgrimage history related to the medieval hermit St. Lukerus who built a Klause (hermitage – see here) near the former church and his relics were buried in the temple. (more…)
If I have a considerable amount of historical data and pictures, why not to show you places that you’ll probably never see (unless you are a local person and you take these sites for granted). And I found them not elsewhere, but in the issue “Mysteries around churches and chapels (in East Belgium)”. So, the information that I have about them is not “just information”. (more…)
Eupen is another story. And now I can show you the architecture and all, and you can decide for yourself. Nevertheless, I cannot say I like this city. It’s a bit too plain, cold and not interesting. Well, maybe this feeling is because of the acquaintances I’ve made in this town.
Mentioned for the first time in 1213, Eupen is the biggest city and capital (more…)