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.



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Friesland Photoshopped


More pages have been given a Photoshop make-over, all about neo-Gothic churces in the province of Friesland. 


Incidentally, the first three of these were designed by P.J.H. Cuypers.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

More Photoshop


Today I present a series of pages which had their pictures replaced, and often added a few extra, by versions made using the Camera RAW-filter in Photoshop. In most cases I think they're better, but I'm still mastering the technique. 

These are the pages: