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Church Sunday: Leeuwarden, Oldehove

Posted by on 1 May 2011 in Leeuwarden, My roots, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Leeuwarden, Oldehove

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: Oldehove in Leeuwarden. The Oldehove tower in Leeuwarden. It was built in the early 16th century as a tower for the church that used to be there, but never finished because of the reformation. Even during construction it started leaning. To compensate for the leaning, the tower is also crooked. Over the years,...

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Church Sunday: Workum

Posted by on 26 Jul 2009 in My roots, Vintage postcards, Workum | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Workum

St. Gertrudis Church, Workum, Friesland. Gothic church. The eldest surviving parts are from the 15th century, but the church is actually older than that. Note the graveyard in the...

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