Monday, January 14, 2019

A new year, a new page

A happy new year to all readers. The first update of 2019 is a new page about Medemblik municipality in Noord-Holland. Far from complete, but still already quite big with 20 churches. Incidentally, this is also the 200th page to have both English and Dutch text.

Een gelukkig nieuw jaar ook voor alle lezers die Archimon liever in het Nederlands lezen. Zojuist werd een pagina over de gemeente Medemblik toegevoegd. Hiermee komt het aantal pagina's met tekst in het Nederlands op 200. 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Last update of the year

Now the end of the year is nearing, it's time for the last updates of 2018 and my traditional looking back on the year. 

To go back in time a little further than that: in August 2011 I began adding Dutch translations to the pages about cities, towns and municipalities, with the first ten pages published in September and at that time still about 140 more to go. I never expected it would take me seven years to complete this undertaking, but today I believe the job is done, with four pages about municipalities in Noord-Brabant. Goirle, Haaren, Oirschot and Oisterwijk are now bilingual and improved, with objects added on all pages except for Oirschot. The Haaren page replaces the old Helvoirt page. For this page I had to resort to using ancient pictures made with the old Mavica camera (all made in 2001), but some day these will be replaced.

Although back in 2011 I announced the architect's pages would be translated next, I hesitate to do so, as there are so many of them. Since most of the history and styles pages could use a big overhaul I'm considering translating those in the process. 

The statistics for 2018. This year I took 4602 pictures of 224 churches, 163 of which I visited for the first time, in 85 cities, towns and villages. Especially many in Gelderland and Noord-Holland, but also in Utrecht, Zuid-Holland, Overijssel and Friesland. The latter is a province I hadn't been to since 2008. Many of these churches are now on this website, but many others are still not. My backlog is not getting any smaller.

There were 23 messages on this weblog, not counting this one, to announce the updates. There were only 16 new pages; 6 locations, 9 churches, 1 architect. And of course, four older pages were translated, while ten pages about cities, towns and municipalities were expanded, including a few big updates. There were many changes to the architects pages, especially in the form of new pictures. And many smaller changes I can't remember.  

There were over 20,000 pageviews by 11,000 visitors from 126 different countries, most of whom use a PC. Many of these visit once or twice, but there also seem to be hundreds of regular visitors, for which I'm especially grateful.

Enough for the statistics, please come back in 2019!   

En na deze lap tekst in het Engels wil ik toch ook nog even in het Nederlands melden dat alle pagina's over steden, dorpen en gemeentes nu tweetalig zijn. Althans, dat geloof en hoop ik. In totaal nu 199 pagina's. De laatste pagina's betreffen de volgende gemeentes in Noord-Brabant: Goirle, Haaren (komt in plaats van Helvoirt), Oirschot en Oisterwijk. Volgend jaar hoop ik een begin te kunnen maken met het vertalen van een andere categorie pagina's. Graag tot volgend jaar! 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Noord-Holland once again

The page about Alkmaar has some old pictures replaced and some new ones added, including a few of churches in several villages in the eponymous municipality.

De pagina over Alkmaar is uitgebreid en bevat nu ook een aantal kerken uit enkele dorpen in de gelijknamige gemeente.   

Monday, November 26, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Friesland again


It's back to the province of Friesland with a page about its southernmost municipality Weststellingwerf. Actually its contents are restricted to its major village Wolvega but as I hope to visit that part of the country again next year I chose to already used the name of the municipality. 

That page comes with seperate pages about the two biggest churches in Wolvega, the reformed church and the catholic St. Franciscus

In het Nederlands: de sectie Friesland is uitgebreid met een pagina over de gemeente Weststellingerwerf, met echter vooralsnog alleen kerken in Wolvega. 

Friday, November 02, 2018


Two pages about architects were updated today. The one about H.P.J. de Vries has pictures of two objects added as well as one picture replaced. The page about J.G.A. van Dongen has two new pictures and improved text.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

More Apeldoorn

The pages about the four (former) catholic churches of Apeldoorn are all updated: