The church on the mound ..

(Harlingen) In the year 777 the first Christian church of the province of Friesland was founded at the place where this church now stands.

The church tower is the oldest part of the church and is the only remnant of a church building that was built around 1200. The old church was demolished in 1771 due to dilapidation, only the tower remained standing and it is still there today.

In 1772 the construction of a new church started, which was put into use on 1 January 1775.

Thank you very much for all your comments and favs, and for putting yesterday's photo on the TP and PP. I really appreciate it.
What incredible history!
posted May 3rd, 2018  
bep
Prachtig dat zonlicht. Nog steeds in gebruik als kerk?
posted May 3rd, 2018  
Great shot and amazing history
posted May 3rd, 2018  
A wonderful capture and thanks for the history.
posted May 3rd, 2018  
Mooi gebouw en geschiedenis, leuk om te horen
posted May 3rd, 2018  
A beautiful church and interesting to read it's history :)
posted May 3rd, 2018  
What a lovely image with all that light and shadow.
posted May 3rd, 2018  
Beautiful church & craftsmanship
posted May 3rd, 2018  
Great church
posted May 4th, 2018  
Awesome picture.
posted May 4th, 2018  
Very nice shot and thanks for the info
posted May 4th, 2018  
How fantastic to see something as old as this in such good condition. I find it hard to comprehend that age. White settlement in Australia dates from 1788 when the First Fleet arrived with ships full of British convicts. Thanks for the back-story, very informative.
posted May 4th, 2018  
@gijsje Ja, de kerk is nog elke Zondag in gebruik.
posted May 4th, 2018  
Wonderful shot of this beautiful church! Thank you for sharing the very interesting and incredible history. :-)
posted May 4th, 2018  
YOu're having amazing weather! That bright sun and sky, how lovely. Nice to hear the history of the building.
posted May 4th, 2018  
A lovely building and I love that blue sky. I need to see some here.
posted May 4th, 2018  
Lovely architecture!
posted May 4th, 2018  
beautiful shot and interesting information
posted May 4th, 2018  
lovely shot ... I really like the tree shadows on the church
posted May 4th, 2018  
Great shot.
posted May 6th, 2018  
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