Tag: textures

Antwerpen… The golden cathedral.

The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. The church’s one finished spire is 404 ft high, the highest church tower in the Benelux. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor commented that the spire should be kept under glass, and Napoleon compared…

Antwerpen… Rubens and Groenplaats

The Groenplaats or ‘Green Place’, one of Antwerp’s most prominent squares, is located in the heart of the city’s historic district, near the Cathedral of Our Lady. Until the 18th century, the Groenplaats was Antwerp’s main cemetery. During the Austrian occupation, emperor Joseph II abolished cemeteries inside the city walls, so it was converted into…

Castillo de San Juán Bautista

Castillo de San Juán Bautista. Se encuentra en el municipio de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, en la provincia de Tenerife del archipiélago Canario. Fue construido en la primera mitad del siglo XVII y reconstruido en 1765. Se trata de un fuerte costero artillado de planta circular. Popularmente es conocido como castillo Negro por ubicarse junto…

Antwerpen… Listening the organ.

Every year, approximately 360,000 people from different countries and different cultures visit the Cathedral of Our Lady just for touching spiritually all the treasures collected here. Everyone can see here some works by Peter Paul Rubens and other flemish painters, the nineteenth-century Schyven organ which has 90 registers and 5,770 pipes a lot of sculptures…