Great Church of St Bavo’s Haarlem

Located on the Grote Markt, the Grote Kerk of St Bavo. This is the spectacular organ

P1080510Details of the organ…

P1080515 P1080516The Nave

P1080487 P1080488 P1080508 P1080522Wooden panels surrounding the Choir….I have no idea what these symbolise.

P1080496 P1080497 P1080498And a very odd dog…

P1080499The pulpit…

P1080511…and a frightened parishioner.P1080519The podium…

P1080531…the fabulous vaulted ceiling…

P1080540 P1080537 P1080539P1080541…and reminders of Holland’s seafaring past…

P1080534 P1080535The entire floor consists of gravestons, about 1500 of them. The oldest dates back to the 15th century. Most of thme are plain…

P1080558Some of them are more ornate….

P1080542P1080489…but there are many to remind of us of what lies beneath…

P1080512 P1080513 P1080527 P1080545 P1080547 P1080548 P1080553But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a party….there was one in the church a few days before…

P1080526 P1080529…and a few leftovers. Party on, Jan!

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