Churches (one of seventeen) in Kampen the Netherlands by patjila
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Back part of the Gothic Church of St. Nicolaas in Kampen. Also called Bovenkerk.
The building started in 1250 and ended in the 15th century.
Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture.

On this very moment there are renovations going on. Plus on the 27th of april 2011 the new bronze bells will be heard over the city. The bells are special because they were made by a Master Bell founder who used the original Medieval way of founding the bronze bells in the open air and in the Church yard.


Lunchtime for the bellfounder but checking the handmade furnace. The complete process of building and preparing the furnace till the actually producing of the bell took 19 hours approx.

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  • foppe47
    foppe47over 3 years ago

    GREAT BW SHOT AND INFO
    Greetings Foppe

  • A big thank you Foppe! Achter de kerk ook leuk toch? :))

    – patjila

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Ty Sylvia :))

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 3 years ago

    17teen, that’s a holy collection of Churches Princess :o) Gothic or what :o) xx

  • Indeed Robin can you imagine all those bells ringing on Sunday?? he he thank you and yes there are Goths as well a complete mixture!

    – patjila

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Dear friend
    Your angel and sharpness are on the spot
    Your story is so helpfull and interesting..
    In General Churches and such are often colossal monsters and that is absolute beside your GREAT photography

    I admire you for attacking this huge thing with your camera
    Welldone Patje

    ps
    How is Kampen now after our leaving ..? Can you cope with this sad silence? (^_^)

  • The sound of ringing bells can’t compete with it, so yes it’s a bit silent now John LOL thanks lots for that huge compliments!!

    – patjila

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great capture!!!!

  • A big thank you is on your way Charmiene :))

    – patjila

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Superb capture Patjila – love the details that the b/w image highlights – great shot !!

  • Thanks lots Mattie happy you like the back part of the St Nicolaas :)

    – patjila

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