Thursday, December 19, 2019

The last updates of 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New updates are already being worked on but will not be published until 2020.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

Three new Noord-Holland pages

Three new pages in the Noord-Holland section: first a small one about some of the churches in the Drechterland municipality. Also, two of these churches get a page of their own, the Pancratiuskerk in Oosterblokker and the St. Laurentius in Hoogkarspel.

Er is een nieuwe pagina over kerken in de gemeente Drechterland 

Friday, November 22, 2019

..and two more

Two more new pages in the Zeeland section, about the reformed churches of Grijpskerke and Serooskerke

And that has to be the last Zeeland update for the time being. Next time, back to a different province. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Two new Zeeland pages

New in the Zeeland section are two pages about churches in the Veere municipality, the reformed churches of Domburg and Gapinge.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Zeeland updates

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

A few more Utrecht updates

New in the Utrecht section is a small but complete (ignoring several modern monstrosities) page with the churches in Montfoort municipality, plus seperate pages about the two main churches of Montfoort town, the gothic reformed St. Janskerk and the catholic St. Johannes de Doper, the latter one of W. te Riele's designs.

Er is een nieuwe pagina toegevoegd over de kerken in de Utrechtse gemeente Montfoort.  

Friday, October 04, 2019

Zuid-Holland update

There are several improvements to the page about Gouda today, with four pictures replaced and three objects outside the old center added, such as the one in the picture above. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Some more Utrecht updates

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

Utrecht updates

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

And one more...

Following last week's update is a new page about another church in Schoonhoven, the Roman Catholic St. Bartholomeus, a somewhat curious creation by architect E.J. Margry. 

Friday, September 06, 2019

Two Zuid-Holland pages updated

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

Noord-Holland, two new pages

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

Some more of Limburg

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

Limburg again

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

Zuid-Holland update

The page about the city of Dordrecht is updated with five more objects, two of which are in the center while the other three are in the southern Krispijn neighbourhood, a part of the city not covered until now. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More Limburg updates

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

And another one

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

Another new Limburg page

Another new page, and a modest one at that, this time about the Beek municipality, with five objects in four villages. 

Er is een nieuwe pagina over de Limburgse gemeente Beek.  

Friday, March 29, 2019

Limburg new page

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

Gelderland update and new pages

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

A few Gelderland updates

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

Zuid-Holland and Utrecht changes

Merging municipalities are not unusual anymore, there are a few every January, and they're always a pain. I know I haven't made the appropriate changes to all pages involved for last year, let alone this year. This January came with a rare, and hopefully never to be repeated case. Not only did three municipalities become one, two of those were also transferred to another province. The new Vijfheerenlanden municipality page replaces the former Vianen (Utrecht section) and Leerdam (Zuid-Holland section) pages.The good news is that it also comes with four new churches in villages in the former Zederik municipality (a page I never finished), such as the one in the picture. Having to also transfer the pages about the reformed churches of Leerbroek and Leerdam to the Utrecht section is a thing I did not enjoy at all. There may be some loose ends.

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

Gelderland, new pages

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

Another Noord-Holland update

Here is one more Noord-Holland update; the page about the Gereformeerde kerk in Andijk, E. Reitsma's Expressionist masterpiece, has many new pictures and more and better text. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

More Noord-Holland

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 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.