Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Medieval Belgium



In the Belgian city of Tongeren, the area known as the "beguinage" or "begijnhof" is a quiet area containing some of the oldest homes in the town. The area dates from the late 1200s, when it was developed as a walled area with homes for women who devoted their life to serving the church. The spire of St. Catherine's church towers over the old houses.

4 comments:

Ineke said...

Very nice, medieval looking!

Rambling Round said...

Those buildings have been standing through thick and thin! I have always wondered how they last so long. They must have been built really, really well.

Corey Templeton said...

I love the old brick work. Nice blog you've got here!

Dick said...

Very nice view.