Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thorn: Where?Wednesday

Today we take you to the town of Thorn, in the province of Limburg, about 190 southeast of Wassenaar.

We were struck by this tombstone in the church graveyard. It is a memorial to a former priest who served from 1921 to ??? (the dates and his full name unfortunately have not survived).

You can see the wonderful influence of what we'd call art deco/arts & crafts in the design of the stone.

Thorn is nicknamed "the white town" because of its whitewashed buildings. The town started as an abbey in the 10th century. The church dates from the 12th century but has been changed many times since. At right is the view looking up to the church.

If you're interested, you can see more from our quick trip to Limburg on our personal travel blog.

Tomorrow we return to Wassenaar to revisit the local cemetery.

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