Monday, February 25

Exceptional Gouda (2)


Until 1832, some (supposedly) wealthy citizens of Gouda could be buried in the St Johan's church, and you can still walk on very old graves (not on the one pictured above, as it dates back nearly 4 centuries...). This one is particularly beautiful.

4 comments:

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

Very beautiful detailing. I saw some very interesting ones in Delft, as well.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Wow, I missed that one. So many have been polished almost smooth from centuries of being walked on!

Ineke said...

yes, those graves are always interesting aren't they? Have you ever been to candle night in Gouda (beginning-mid december) when the only lights used are candles and the city hall is lit too? Recommended :)

Lezard said...

Ineke, I am ashamed to say that until last week I did not know Gouda was famous for its candles, as being one of the 3 big candle factories in the Netherlands with Amsterdam and Schiedam... So I have not been to the candle night (yet)...

Fenix, I have not made many photos of Delft yet, but will for sure post some in the future!