Sunday, December 9, 2007

Been to church today?

Last pics from the St. Janskerk in Gouda. The first is looking straight up at the magnificent organ. We got to hear the wonderful sound during our visit.


The second photo is a shot down the middle of the interior. Aside from the windows and the organ, the church is typical of the plain interiors of most dutch churches. A result of the reformation, during which most churches were whitewashed and stripped of decoration.

6 comments:

Kate said...

The interior looks massive--doesn't need lots of ornamentation.

oldmanlincoln said...

I would actually go to that church if it were close by. It would take me the entire church service to see all the sights in there. What a beautiful place it is.

Dick said...

Very beautiful, I enjoyed your church photos.

b.c. said...

Nice photos and wow, I'd love to hear that organ too...

Dusty Lens said...

Still, magnificent interior spaces in these churches. Just beautiful! Much of our churches here in the states, tend to look more office-like, in my opinion, anyway.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Gorgeous impressive photos, really pretty--powerful!