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Lier - Beguinage by Gilberte


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One of the prides of Lier is the “Beguinage” (Dutch : Begijnhof). It dates from the 13th century and ranks among the largest and most beautiful beguinages in Belgium.

Beguinages were founded in most medieval cities of the low countries at the time of the crusades. A lot of women had lost their husbands and wanted to live in protected communities. Most of these women, however, did not want to join a convent or a monastery, where they had to make vows. In the beguinages, the ladies could live like nuns or sisters, without having to make vows that would tie them for the rest of their lives. The system of beguinages continued to exist in the low countries until this century. Most beguinages consisted of a group a small houses, which, together, formed a little separate village inside a city


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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 7 years ago

    A beautiful shot ,it looks very English.

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 7 years ago

    Heel mooi Gilberte, leuk dat die gele bloemetjes op de voorgrond staan.

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 7 years ago

    Very pleasant image Gilberte, nice composition and colors. I like it.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    thanks Irene for visiting….it may look English but it is pure Flemish..let’s say very old

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Dag Ellen…blij dat je’t mooi vindt…ik dacht die gele bloemetjes fleuren het wat op.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Glad you like this image Marvin.Nice of you to visit.

  • Kofoed
    Kofoedabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful photo, Gilberte, crisp and clear.
    And thanks for the interesting story. I didn’t know that.

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Hello Kofoed…thanks for visiting.
    You make me laugh when you say you did not know the story.I supposed you did not know though you could have known;it’s not the first time I write this.I let you guess where I wrote!!!

  • pryere
    pryereabout 7 years ago

    Nice shot Gilberte

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Pryere

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