Saturday, April 26, 2008

Maastricht part 3

Today part three which will be the last part with some selected pics from our trip last year to Maastricht. There will be a little bit of backgroundinformation, but some pics are just showing some atmospheric impressions.
This is inside the Church of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk sorry only Dutch), one of the oldest churches of Maastricht. The current church dates back to the 11th century and the foundations of the western part have been dated back to the year 1000 A.D. It is said that there was a preceding church which dates back to 500 A.D. The church early constructions are Romanesque and the later constructions Gothic. Since 1933 the church is a so called minor basilica.
While we were inside there was a rehearsal going on from a music ensemble who were playing medieval music. The acoustics of the church was amazing and the music sounded gorgeous.
Part of the citywalls of Maastricht.

1 comment:

JulieF said...

As always, beautiful pictures, Evert Jan. I especially like the first one of the girl in the window.