Monday, 9 March 2009

Church/Monastery

This is another URBan EXploration we did last year in Limburg (thank you Jeannette). Of course we had to go into forbidden territory.

We had to go through a fence and the forest. This is at the backside of the church.





The interior is destroyed by fire

Can you imagine a service here?



This cross is made of strong iron, for this reason it is probably still there. On the way back we found an old road which made it much easier to get out.

26 comments:

Jeannette St.G. said...

So, this is on Texel? Is it a church OR a monastery? Sad that this fire destroyed such a beautiful building. Thanks for sharing!

Leni Qinan said...

I love abandoned buildings. They all have a history and a mystery. Who knows what these wallshave witnessed. The archs and windows are beautiful. ;)

Ted Roth said...

What a wonderful, eerie place! I bet it echoes. Do you know how old it is?

Amrita said...

Beatitiful sights but sad to see that age, fire and neglect destroyed a place of worship.We are trying to preserve our 200 year old church

happyone said...

Great series of photos!! Must have been beautiful before the fire. I love the picture of the door!!

dot said...

I can imagine how beautiful it was before. I wonder if the downfall of it started with the fire. I wonder lots of things about this place.
Dick, I hope we don't have to get you out of jail for trespassing!!!

Nihal said...

Ahh.. it looks like the community is doing a bang up job! I am wondering if there will be any restoration work about this in a near future?
Iron cross, majestic! Yes, you are right: Iron, a strong, hard metal, and durable. The iron Cross is made to look like Church strong and made to last. But some restoration would be better of course.
By the way, do you know how many years young(!) is this Church?

Very nicely taken photos, esp #3-4-6-8.

Dick said...

I don't know how old it is. As far as I know there will be no restoration.
Dot - It was last year we were there and they didn't arrest me so far. lol

dot said...

Listen....there is someone at the door!

Dina said...

How sad such a once-beautiful monastery should be in ruins. And the graffiti are disturbing too.

Good on ya for visiting the lonely place.

april said...

Great pictures, Dick. A pity for the church but nice motifs for photographers. Nothing more interesting than forbidden terrain ;-)

RuneE said...

A sad sight, even for a non-religious person like myself. Was it WW2 that made it like this?

Anyhow - you have documented it the situation very well.

Donna said...

What a sad state this church is in!!! Great pictures though, Dick!!hughugs

Dick said...

The oldest parts of this complex are dated 1715. It was 1901 when it was used as a monastery. The fire was in 1995.

Have a good look at the graffiti.

Leni Qinan said...

LOL. I had a look at the graffiti! it seems that someone enjoyed the visit and wanted to leave his mark, right Dick? You'll be immortalised with the street artists!

Hyde DP said...

A fascinating series of pictures - fireplaces in mid-air always give me the shivers though

Dick said...

Leni - You are right but only virtual.

Leni Qinan said...

Oh well then, I imagine you virtual spray in hand, drawing your initials on the wall... DW!

One has to go down in history, even if it's virtually. ;)

GMG said...

Hi Dick!
Interesting post! Long time no see... Blogtrotter has Akbar’s capital city for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great find and yet so sad that people would go in and do all that graffiti on the walls.

Thanks for the stop over and leaving a comment on my old cat. Yes it is time to let go. although hubby is not ready.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting old building, I'd love to explore it--thanks for helping me see it inside and out.

Jeannette St.G. said...

Dick, I know you left a comment on my blog, but somehow it mysteriously disappeared, but I got a look at it via Google Reader - thanks for visiting me!

Anna said...

Wow Dick these are very nice exploration photos, especially the one of windows and the reflection. Anna :)

i beati said...

so many textures though time- the forest is so enchanted above Sandy

june said...

Great pics of a wonderful building. So much life that went on in it...and is still going on...in one way or the other!

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