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6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 3rd 2015

16 Comments CherryPie on May 1st 2014

Building work by the Keldermans family of architects on this imposing Mechelen monument began in 1452.  Times and circumstances changed and as a result the tower was never completed. But this did not prevent the 97-metre tower becoming the symbol of Mechelen and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The city’s most important documents used to [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2014

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 29th 2014

This painting depicting Christ on the cross was painted by Anthony Van Dyck in 1630.  It decorated the main altar of the former Friar Minors’ church before the French revolution.

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 28th 2014

Saint Rumbold (alternatively: Rumold, Romuold, Rumoldus (Latin), Rombout (Dutch), Rombaut (French)) was an Irish or Scottish Christian missionary, although his true nationality is not known for certain.[1][2][3] He was martyred near Mechelen by two men, whom he had denounced for their evil ways.[4]
Saint Rumbold’s feast day is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church, and Western Rite Orthodox Churches, on June 24;[4][5] and it is celebrated [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2014

The monumental pulpit, sculpted in 1721-1723 by Michiel Vervoort (1667-17-37) from Antwerp.  It was first placed in the conventional church of the Nobertine nuns of Leliendael (Bruul, actual Jesuit church), there it stood at full width against a plain wall. After the French revelution it was transferred to the cathedral in 1809 and Jan Frans [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Apr 24th 2014

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