Saturday, September 12, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday





1992 - Brussels Belgium 



The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (French: Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule, Dutch: Collegiale Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedele-co-kathedraal) is a Roman Catholic church at the Treurenberg Hill in Brussels, Belgium. It serves as the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels.

This photo was taken pre-digital and is a scanned copy.





In 1047, Lambert II, Count of Leuven founded a chapter in this church and organized the transportation of the relics of Saint Gudula, housed before then in Saint Gaugericus Church on Saint-Géry Island. The patron saints of the church, archangel St. Michael and the martyr St. Gudula, are also the patron saints of the city of Brussels. In the thirteenth century, the cathedral was renovated in the Gothic style. The choir was constructed between 1226 and 1276. The façade was completed in the mid-fifteenth century.

8 comments:

  1. Wow ! excellent image.! Have a nice day !

    (I have come here through Inspired Sunday)

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  2. Reminds me of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Is this one of those that took ages and ages to build? Very interesting.

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  3. Beautiful building.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  4. A lovely facade. Big and impressive.

    Diana

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