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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Chapel dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua (?), part of the New Saint-Elisabeth in Sint-Amandsberg Begijnhof (built 1873-1874).

    A Béguinage (Dutch; begijnhof) is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. There are three in Ghent; Old Saint-Elisabeth (known as Holy Corner), New Saint-Elisabeth in Si…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The church’s one finished spire is 123 metres (404 ft) high, the highest church tower in the Benelux. Located in Handschoenmarkt (off the Grote Markt).

    The largest church in Benelux and an important example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Antwerp Cathedral also shelters four magnificent Rubens altarpieces. It has a three-bay choir with an ambulatory and five radiating chapels, a narrow transept of shallow projection and a nave with double aisles and side chapels, which is seven bays l…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The largest church in Benelux and an important example of Brabantine Gothic architecture. Antwerp Cathedral also shelters four magnificent Rubens altarpieces. It has a three-bay choir with an ambulatory and five radiating chapels, a narrow transept of shallow projection and a nave with double aisles and side chapels, which is seven bays long including the façade block. There are a central lantern tower and two west towers. The church’s one finished (north)spire is 123 metres (404 ft) high…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A large central three-aisled neo-Gothic church, dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The church was designed by Jean-Baptiste Bethune.

    A Béguinage (Dutch; begijnhof) is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. There are three in Ghent; Old Saint-Elisabeth (known as Holy Corner), New Saint-Elis…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A Béguinage (Dutch; begijnhof) is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. There are three in Ghent; Old Saint-Elisabeth (known as Holy Corner), New Saint-Elisabeth in Sint-Amandsberg (built 1873-1874 when Holy Corner was abandoned) and Our-Lady Ter Hooyen (known as Klein). St Elisabeth Begijnhof…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Designed by Lancelot Blondeel, the black marble fireplace is decorated with an alabaster frieze and topped by an oak chimneypiece carved with statues of Emperor Charles V, who visited Bruges in 1515, and his grandparents: Emperor Maximilian of Austria, Duchess Mary of Burgundy, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, and Queen Isabella I of Castile.

    The decorative statues were destroyed by the French in 1792, but later renovated. The bronze statues represent Justice, Moses and Aaron. This was the gover…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Not in Flicker group? (part of work # 471?)

    A Béguinage (Dutch; begijnhof) is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. There are three in Ghent; Old Saint-Elisabeth (known as Holy Corner), New Saint-Elisabeth in Sint-Amandsberg (built 1873-1874 when Holy Corner was abandoned) and Our-Lady Ter Ho…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The interior is Late Gothic; the choir screen is Baroque. On either side of the entrance to the choir stand fine altars of Rochefort marble. The choir stalls have scenes from the life of St Benedict and St Hubert (1733).

    Saint-Hubert is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country’s Luxembourg Province (Walloon region). The town is named in commemoration of Saint Hubert, whose thighbones were moved in 825 to the Benedictine Abbey of Andage (Andagium), thereafter called Abbey of Sain…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In the crypt underneath the choir a few remnants of the 11th century (Romanesque) building can still be seen.

    Saint-Hubert is a municipality of Belgium. It lies in the country’s Luxembourg Province (Walloon region). The town is named in commemoration of Saint Hubert, whose thighbones were moved in 825 to the Benedictine Abbey of Andage (Andagium), thereafter called Abbey of Saint-Hubert. Saint Hubertus or Hubert (died 727) called the “Apostle of the Ardennes” was the first Bish…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The corner of the Town Hall (Stadhuis) is visible to the right.

    The decorative statues were destroyed by the French in 1792, but later renovated. The bronze statues represent Justice, Moses and Aaron. This was the government center for the Brugse Vrije, the Liberty of Bruges, the district beyond the city itself. Inside this building is the famous monumental chimney designed by Lancelot Blondeel, built between 1528 and 1581 in oak wood, alabaster and marble, to commemorate the victory of Empe…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The earliest surviving church in Bruges is the two-storey basilica of the Heilig Bloed, built on the Burg in 1134-1149; the Romanesque lower church has massive columnar piers. Originally built in the 12th century as the chapel of the residence of the Count of Flanders, and dedicated to St. Basil, the church houses a venerated relic of the Holy Blood allegedly collected by Joseph of Arimathea and brought from the Holy Land by Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders. The upper church (Chapel of th…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Visitors enter the place via a bridge over the canal. The entrance gate bears the date 1776.

    A Béguinage (Dutch; begijnhof) is a collection of small buildings used by Beguines, which were several lay sisterhoods of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in the 13th century in the Low Countries, of religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world. The entire group of Flemish Béguinages was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Beguinage of Bruges was founded in 1245 …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01