Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Another architect

A new page has been added, about architect J.W.A. van Gils (1864-1919) and his ecclesiastical works. To accompany this page there's also a new page about his church St. Nicolaas en Gezellen in Delft.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Architects



Pages about two architects were added, each about a son of a major neo-Gothic architect and both mostly working in the province of Limburg. See the pages about J.H.J. Kayser jr. (1879-1963) and J.G.C. Franssen (1893-1968, architect of the church in the picture). And of course I intend to updated these later.

The list of works of N.J.H. van Groenendael has undergone some important changes, with some works deleted and others added, as well as a picture or two. Pictures and/or objects were also added to the pages about the Oomen brothers, W. van Aalst, W. te Riele, J.Th.J. Cuypers, J.H.H. van Groenendael and C.J.H. Franssen







Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Back again with a Limburg update

It's been a long time ago since the last update. There have been changes but most of these were small ones. Today's update is a little bigger. First, the page about the city of Roermond now covers the municipality and contains churches in most of the villages around the city. The pages about the Munsterkerk and the Minderbroederskerk in Roermond itself have a few pictures added or replaced, as has the one about the St. Dionysius in Asselt.



Then there's a big update to the page about the Maasgouw municipality. Seven updates were added while several pictures were replaced. New pictures also at the pages about the St. Martinus in Linne and the St. Gertrudis in Maasbracht. Entirely new is the page about the St. Stephanus in Stevensweert. 


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Big Wolter te Riele update



 

After the A.J.N. Boosten theme last December I decided to have a good look at the work of another architect, W.A.M. te Riele, the last neo-Gothic architect of the Netherlands and a very productive one too. In the past months several pages about some of his churches were improved already and mentioned as an update, like the 


Now I'd like to present to you some more:
With the latter page I'm not quite satisfied, but it still is better than it was.

But more interesting are the following six new pages: 





Monday, February 08, 2021

Some updates I forgot to mention

In the last few weeks several pages in the Noord-Brabant section were given some attention especially in the picture department. Take a look at the improved pages about the St. Nicolaas in Helvoirt, the Reformed church of Sprang-Capelle and the St. Gummarus in Steenbergen

In the meantime I'm working on a bigger update concerning the work of a specific architect, parts of which will be put online as soon as they're ready but which I will anounce here only when everything is done and working.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

2021 first update

 

Happy 2021! I'm sure 2020 was a strange and difficult year for everybody, including myself, but for me it was not without its merits. I only made two trips the whole year to take new pictures, visiting 21 towns and villages in two provinces and photographing 42 churches, 18 of which for the first time. On the plus side: I learned a couple of new Photoshop skills and had plenty of time to put them to good use, resulting in many improved pages, many of which I failed to mention in this blog. 

There were only 18 new pages, 15 of which are about specific churches. Archimon had a total of over 20.000 pageviews by some 7700 visitors from 107 countries. 

The first updates of 2021 are improved pages about the churches of Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant. Like the St. Jan as seen above, but also the reformed church and the Mariakerk. A nice colourful start of what hopefully will be a better year.

Monday, December 28, 2020

The last of 2020


This year's final update is a new page about the St. Gertrudis in Maasbracht, Limburg. A church which, the Romanesque tower aside, was designed by A.J.N. Boosten, a highly original architect who mostly worked in LimburgThis page is part of a theme. As on January the 2nd it will be 70 years since this architect's untimely death I thought it was a good occassion to give some of the pages about his churches an overhaul and pay some extra attention to some pages I updated recently


Many pictures were improved, many others were added while texts were rewritten. In the case of one page, about the St. Gemma in Sittard, I replaced all the pictures with even older ones which, using Photoshop, proved to be quite good. 





The other improved pages are:

In the next update I will be looking back at 2020.