Archive for the tag 'St Trudo Abbey of the Sisters of the Holy Sepulchre'

I share with you some just a couple more views of the monastery grounds before we leave for the next point of call on the journey.
The third photo shows the tree lined route to our next destination.

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 18th 2010

After the visit to the Abbey we had a cup of coffee in the tea rooms nearby, they are just behind me as I took the first photograph. The tea room was complete with permanent Christian images and icons and a temporary Halloween display, which was both interesting and incongruous.

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2010

Due to the abbey not being completely open, these are the only pictures I managed from within.

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 16th 2010

The monastery has an interesting history but sadly it wasn’t fully open.
The Abbey:

was at one time the Castle of the Counts of Flanders. Built in the 12th century by Count Philip of Alsace (Filip van de Elzas), the original castle was destroyed by rebels from Ghent in 1382, and has been rebuilt and destroyed [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Nov 15th 2010

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2010

It was suggested that on the first full day in Bruges that we might drive to another town because it was going to be the best day of the weekend weather-wise. I thought that if that was the case it would be ideal to do a walking tour of Bruges rather than sit in [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2010