Friday, April 26, 2013

More from Haarlem on Thursday

Alrighty now that I may have this right, I will continue this "roll"

The Great Church of St. Bavo. The church, in parts dates back to the early 15th century, although there are sarcophagi that date to the 12 and 13 century. (It's hard to wrap your head around those dates.). The very front of the church is called the Choir and is surrounded with a brass screen (from 1517). The ship models were gifts to the church from the shipbuilders guild ... Copies of ships made in Haarlem. The Holy Spirit Bench (bread bench) was where bread was handed out to the poor - dating from 1470.

I made a mistake about the organ playing --- it was Mozart and Handel. Want to be sure I'm giving you good information.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are having such a good time. I think the Rijksmuseum is going to be great! I haven't been yet but I heard it is beautiful.