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Our Ladies church


Archive 2004

During the quarantine period, I search my archive
I found this photo of the church of Damme

Maybe the quality is less than the better cameras, but sixteen years ago I was very satisfied with it

History;
Shortly after Damme came into existence, there was already a temporary place of prayer. This chapel depended on the church of Oostkerke, which is older than Damme. In 1225, however, the construction of the current church started (and then the tower had a spire with corner towers!). The city grew quickly and the church soon became too small. It was therefore enlarged in 1340. In 1578 the church was sacked by the Beggars, after which it was restored between 1621 and 1626. However, things did not go well with the city. The depopulation that followed made the immense church (and the maintenance bill) much too big. In 1704 the demolition of part of the church was first discussed. In 1725 the "Grote Raad" in Mechelen gave permission for the demolition. The section between the tower and the current church building was demolished; the arches had to stand to support the tower. Then the dilapidated spire was also removed from the tower. The recovered materials were sold.

I hope you like it


Camera Model
Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
File Size 2,1MB
Shooting Date/Time
16/04/2004 14:13:04
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode
Landscape
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/160
Av(Aperture Value)
8.0
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed
100
Lens
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length
22.0mm
Image Size
3072x2048
Image Quality
Normal

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