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Another view, tweaked a bit in Elements.



Another view, tweaked a bit in Elements.

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Joli traitement, on dirait un dessin.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine!
I kinda like the electric blue & green!
Tom Wilson: Shocking, init?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2018, 06:48
Another very tall and solid building

I had never heard of St Bavo, so:...

Bavo was born near Liège, to a Frankish noble family that gave him the name Allowin. His father was Pippin of Landen, the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia.

A wild, young aristocrat of Brabant, he contracted a beneficial marriage, and had a daughter through it. He was a soldier who led an undisciplined and disorderly life. Shortly after the death of his wife, Bavo decided to reform after hearing a sermon preached by Saint Amand. Struck by the sermon, which was on the emptiness of material things, Bavo was converted to Christianity at Amand's convent.

For some time thereafter, Bavo joined Amand in the latter's missionary travels throughout France and Flanders. On one occasion, Bavo met a man whom he had sold into slavery years before. Wishing to atone for his earlier deed, Bavo had the man lead him by a chain to the town jail. Bavo built an abbey on his grounds and became a monk. He distributed his belongings to the poor and lived as a recluse, first in a hollow tree and later in a cell in the forest by the Abbey.

He died at the Abbey in Ghent, in what is today Belgium
Tom Wilson: Thanks for the info, Chris - I hadn't time to look him up!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Dec 2018, 07:04
We don't have St. Bavo over here. He was highly thought of to have a building such as this dedicated to him
Tom Wilson: Must have had some Haarlem connection, I suppose.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Dec 2018, 08:13
Very Dutch.
Tom Wilson: Indeed - very!
Ooooerrr that is a twiddle Tom!
Tom Wilson: Yup - it got a bit out of hand!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2018, 17:13
I recall this church very much, especially its filigree tower. I took a close-up of it.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 20 Dec 2018, 02:28
i especially like the brick walkways

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