Tag: Renaissance

Wiltz/Wolz

Castle of Wiltz

Another place that I had to visit twice in order to make more photographs of it……, but now I know – the more you travel, the more you’re starving for more knowledge and more detailed information about the places you visit.

The first thing about Wiltz that attracted me was the title ‘Capital of (more…)

Trier, part 3

Sarre Street, Trier

One church is awaiting to be shown in Trier too, and this is in fact one of my favorite churches that had impressed even Napoléon Bonaparte – this ‘cultural heritage destroyer’.

The present Church of St. Paulinus/ Pfarrkirche St. Paulin dedicated to the 4th-century Trier bishop Paulinus of Trier, was constructed 1734 – 1753 as a third temple on the place. (more…)

Sint-Pieters-Voeren

Commandery of Sint-Pieters-Voeren

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…)

Herve

Church St. Jean-Baptiste, Herve

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…)

Thommen

Thommen Watermill

Thommen’s forgotten history…

Thommen is a settlement with a very long history, mentioned for the first time in a document from AD 814 as Tumbas, indicating the tumuli nearby. There is historical evidence that it has been existed as early as the 4th century, therefore this is one of the oldest settlements in (more…)

Liège

Liège

Little France on the Meuse River, the Fervent City, Little Palermo, the City of Charlemagne and George Simenon – this is part of the epithets of Liège, my favorite Belgian city. Of course, there are so many beautiful Belgian cities, but, you know, it is all about the atmosphere and the spirit that they are carrying.

Liège, or more precisely, the nearby Herstal is also one of the presumable birthplaces of Charlemagne, (more…)

Kloster Steinfeld/Steinfeld Abbey

Salvatorian Abbey of Steinfeld

I visited the Salvatorian Abbey of Steinfeld by mistake.

After the Abbey of Maria Laach, I wanted to visit the Benedictine monastery in that town because just at that time, I read in „Secret Wisdom“, by Ruth Clydesdale that the motto of the German Alchemist Heinrich Khunrath “Ora et labora”/”Pray and work”/”Pray and labor” is actually the motto of the

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Château de Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

Castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne

The history of the Castle of Lavaux-Sainte-Anne began in the 13th century as a defensive tower for the protection of an old Roman road. Yet as late as the year 1450, the whole defensive fort was built – with a moat, drawbridge, loopholes etc.

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Our Lady’s Basilica in Avioth

Our Lady’s Basilica, Avioth, La Recevresse

I’ve crossed the French border twice – once from Belgian and once from the German side. Both times, the effect was striking. It was as if I have crossed an invisible barrier or directly a wall behind which there was an entirely different world. Everything was different – the atmosphere, and somehow even the air… When crossing the border for the second time, I decided that this „distinction in the air“ (it is quite difficult to explain that feeling) was due to the different pastel colors of the houses in France. (more…)