Thursday, December 19, 2019
The last updates of 2019 take us back to the province of Limburg, more specifically the most beautiful city of the Netherlands, Maastricht. First, the page was split in two, with a second page now covering the churches in areas added to the city since 1920. The first page is now about the city center only, and seven objects were added to it while four older pictures were replaced. There's also an improved version of the page about St. Lambertus church (see picture), with better text and many new pictures. That is actually the third version of this page which in its first form originated from 2001 and was radically updated in 2005.
And so another year is coming to an end and as usual I like to conclude with some statistics. About the first I'm not so sure: was it Archimon's twentieth year, or its twenty-first? Anyway, it was a good year, with updates just about every two weeks. A total of twenty-eight new pages were added, nine about municipalities and nineteen about specific churches. No architects this year, and neither were there any older pages translated, but many pages were reviewed and given their share of new pictures and usually improved text.
On my trips this year I visited sixty-five towns and villages in six provinces and took 3480 pictures of 142 churches and chapels, of which 83 were new to me and many of which I have yet to add to this website, which had over 18000 pageviews by some 9500 visitors coming from 117 countries.
New updates are already being worked on but will not be published until 2020. I hope you will all join me again then.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Er is een nieuwe pagina over kerken in de gemeente Drechterland.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Monday, November 04, 2019
Here are the first updates to the Zeeland section in no less than seven years. The page about the Veere municipality has been expanded with eleven objects in nine villages. Also, three older pages about specific churches in this municipality have a few better pictures, the reformed churches of Biggekerke, Meliskerke and Zoutelande.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Er is een nieuwe pagina toegevoegd over de kerken in de Utrechtse gemeente Montfoort.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
The page about Woerden municipality has a few more objects added to it as well as a few pictures replaced. There are also a few new pictures, and of course better text, at the pages about the two main churches of Woerden town, the reformed Petruskerk and the Roman Catholic Bonaventura.
The picture above of the latter church has a bit of an odd shape and that's because it's composed in Photoshop by combining several pictures. I've been doing that for years and it's something I keep in mind while taking pictures, and it's only the second time (see here for the first) I haven't managed to fill in the blank spaces and yet decided to use the picture anyway. You may find similarly odd shaped, and even odder, pictures in the near future.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Recent changes in the Utrecht section are a new page about Lopik municipality, an updated page about the reformed church in Lopik village and a new page about the catholic church St. Jacobus in Cabauw.
Nieuw in de sectie Utrecht is een pagina over de gemeente Lopik.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Friday, September 06, 2019
The older page about Krimpenerwaard municipality is renewed with better pictures replacing some of the old ones as well as adding some more objects. There's also an improved version of the page about the reformed church in Schoonhoven, with a few better pictures and a more elaborate history.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
New in the Noord-Holland section are pages about two catholic churches in the Koggenland municipality. First, the St. Bavo in Ursem, designed by architect A.J. Kropholler, and second the St. Georgius in Spierdijk, which is made up of two very different parts designed by W.D. van der Horst and A.C. Bleijs respectively.
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Several changes and additions to the Limburg section today. First, the page about Beekdaelen municipality is a bit more complete, with one more church added.
Entirely new is a page about Voerendaal municipality. With only three churches it is a very modest beginning, but it does form a link between three pages about specific churches. Of these, the one about the St. Laurentius in Voerendaal village is largely unchanged, but the page about the St. Remigius in Klimmen has many new pictures as well as a more elaborate description. The third church, the St. Theresia in Ransdaal, is the subject of a completely new page.
In het Nederlands wijs ik even op de nieuwe, bescheiden pagina over de gemeente Voerendaal.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Some small updates were made to the pages about the Gulpen-Wittem and Eijsden-Margraten municipalities, with two new objects each. A bigger update concerns the page about the St. Margarita in Margraten which has several new pictures as well as revised text.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A big update today for the old page about the Valkenburg aan de Geul municipality, with ten objects added and three pictures replaced, And that's not all. The page about St. Nicolaas en Barbara church in Valkenburg town has had all of its pictures replaced by much better ones while the pages about St. Jozef church (see picture) in Broekhem and St. Gerlachus in Houthem each have their share as well.
En ook in het Nederlands wil ik graag attenderen op de grote update van de pagina over de gemeente Valkenburg aan de Geul.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Here's a new page about a charming little church in the south of Limburg, the old St. Jan in Hoensbroek. Incidentally, that's the first new page about a specific church in Limburg in almost seven years. More such pages are coming soon.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
A completely new page in the Limburg section, about the Beekdaelen municipality with, for the time being, eight buildings in seven (out of fifteen) villages. Such as the one in the picture.
Nieuw is een tweetalige pagina in de Limburg sectie over de gemeente Beekdaelen.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The page about Bronckhorst municipality has been given a big update with six churches added, one of which unfortunately in scaffolding. There are new pages about two churches in this municipality, the reformed churches of Drempt and Hoog-Keppel.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The page about the Rheden municipality is updated a bit and has one more object added. Entirely new, but connecting a few older pages about specific churches, is a page about Zevenaar municipality. And there's also a new page about one of the churches in this municipality, the reformed church of Angerlo.
Nieuw in de sectie Gelderland is een pagina over de gemeente Zevenaar.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
If only politicians were more aware of the consequences of their decisions....
Even snel in het Nederlands: er is een nieuwe pagina over de kersverse gemeente Vijfheerenlanden in de provincie Utrecht. Deze vervangt de pagina's over Vianen en Leerdam. Hiermee neemt ook het aantal tweetalige pagina's met één af tot 200.
Friday, February 08, 2019
It's back to Gelderland again, with two new pages. First, a page about Voorst municipality and second, a page about one of its churches, the reformed church in Wilp, as seen in the picture above.
Nieuw in de sectie Gelderland is een pagina over de gemeente Voorst.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
The page about Stede Broec municipality has had all (four) of its pictures replaced by better ones. Also, both the pages about the catholic churches in this municipality, respectively the St. Johannes in Grootebroek and the H. Nicolaas in Lutjebroek, now have improved text and, especially in the case of the latter, some better pictures.
Monday, January 14, 2019
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.