Monthly Archives: November 2016

Het Panbos – Wassenaar – The Netherlands –

Het Panbos – Wassenaar – The Netherlands
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Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain – ver

Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain –
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   Monastery Montserrat - France - (35 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (43 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (15 van 48)

Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat , in Monistrol de Montserrat , in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery was founded in the 10th century and is still function to this day with over 150 monks. 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (28 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (37 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (20 van 48)

The monastery is 48 kilometres (30 mi) west of Barcelona, and can be reached by road, train or cable car. The abbey’s train station, operated by FGC , is the terminus of a rack railway connecting with Monstirol, and two funicular railways, one connecting with(a shrine and chapel lower down the mountain) and the other connecting with the upper slopes of the mountain.
 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (23 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (22 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (18 van 48)

 

At 1,236 metres (4,055 ft) above the valley floor, Montserrat is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands, and stands central to the most populated part of Catalonia. Montserrat’s highest point, Saint Jeroni, can be reached by a footpath from the top station of the Funicular de Sant Joan. From Sant Jeroni, almost all of Catalonia can be seen, and on a clear day the island of Mallorca is visible..

 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (40 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (41 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (10 van 48)
Montserrat, whose name means serrated mountain, is ideally located to play an important role in the cultural and spiritual life of Catalonia. It is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat and groups of young people from Barcelona and all over Catalonia make overnight hikes at least once in their lives to watch the sunrise from the heights of Montserrat. Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin), is Catalonia’s favourite saint, and is located in the sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat, next to the Benedictine monastery nestling in the towers and crags of the mountain. The Escolania, Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir, is one of the oldest in Europe, and performs during religious ceremonies and communal prayers in the basilica.
Monastery Montserrat - France - (11 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (35 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (8 van 54)
The Basilica houses a museum with works of art by many prominent painters and sculptors including works by El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and more. The Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, a publishing house, one of the oldest presses in the world still running, with it’s first book published in 1499.
Monastery Montserrat - France - (20 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (18 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (31 van 54)
The Spanish Civil War saw the violent suppression of the Abbey of Montserrat. Of the 278 priests and 583 religious men and women killed in Catalonia by groups of Republican forces, 22 were monks of the Abbey of Montserrat. The Republican authorities, and particularly the authorities of the Generalitat de Catalunya, such as Lluis Compagnys, Ventura Gassol and Joan Casanovas tried to stop anticlerical violence and helped many priests and religious people to hide and leave the country,

Monastery Montserrat - France - (24 van 54)  Monastery Montserrat - France - (55 van 1) Monastery Montserrat - France - (25 van 54)

Franco era
During the rule of Francisco Franco, Santa María de Montserrat was seen as a sanctuary for scholars, artists, politicians and students; Franco’s men were often waiting for wanted people a few miles down the road.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (27 van 54)  Monastery Montserrat - France - (29 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (28 van 54)

From the 1940s onward, Santa María de Montserrat Abbey was often seen as a symbol of Catalan nationalism. On 27 April 1947, a Masswas held to celebrate the Enthronement of the Virgin of Montserrat, attended by over 100,000 people. At the Mass, prayers were publicly said in the Catalan language , defying the government’s language policies.

 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (50 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (40 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (49 van 54)
In December 1970, 300 Spanish artists and academics held a sit-in  at the Abbey to protest the death sentences meted out to 16 Basque ETA activists in Burgos; in response the police sealed off the monastery.The protesters were eventually removed from the monastery grounds, but their actions helped convince the Francoist government to commute the death sentences.

 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (31 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (42 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (53 van 54)
In 2015 Sean Scully restyled Santa Cecilia Chappel which is next to the abbey.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (14 van 48)

INFORMATION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_de_Montserrat_Abbey

For more Monestry Monserrat go to: Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain – horizontal
http://peterhoste.nl/santa-maria-de-montserrat-spain/

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Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain

Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain –
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Monastery Montserrat - France - (2 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (1 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (4 van 48)

Monastery Montserrat - France - (3 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (5 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (7 van 48)

Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located on the mountain of Montserrat , in Monistrol de Montserrat , in Catalonia, Spain. It is notable for enshrining the image of the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery was founded in the 10th century and is still function to this day with over 150 monks. 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (17 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (10 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (2 van 54)

The monastery is 48 kilometres (30 mi) west of Barcelona, and can be reached by road, train or cable car. The abbey’s train station, operated by FGC , is the terminus of a rack railway connecting with Monstirol, and two funicular railways, one connecting with(a shrine and chapel lower down the mountain) and the other connecting with the upper slopes of the mountain.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (27 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (1 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (3 van 54)

At 1,236 metres (4,055 ft) above the valley floor, Montserrat is the highest point of the Catalan lowlands, and stands central to the most populated part of Catalonia. Montserrat’s highest point, Saint Jeroni, can be reached by a footpath from the top station of the Funicular de Sant Joan. From Sant Jeroni, almost all of Catalonia can be seen, and on a clear day the island of Mallorca is visible. 

Monastery Montserrat - France - (12 van 54)

Montserrat, whose name means serrated mountain, is ideally located to play an important role thein the cultural and spiritual life of Catalonia. It is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat and groups of young people from Barcelona and all over Catalonia make overnight hikes at least once in their lives to watch the sunrise from the heights of Montserrat. Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin), is Catalonia’s favourite saint, and is located in the sanctuary of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat, next to the Benedictine monastery nestling in the towers and crags of the mountain. The Escolania, Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir, is one of the oldest in Europe, and performs during religious ceremonies and communal prayers in the basilica.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (42 van 48)

The Basilica houses a museum with works of art by many prominent painters and sculptors including works by El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and more. The Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, a publishing house, one of the oldest presses in the world still running, with it’s first book published in 1499.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (36 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (33 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (7 van 54)

The Spanish Civil War saw the violent suppression of the Abbey of Montserrat. Of the 278 priests and 583 religious men and women killed in Catalonia by groups of Republican forces, 22 were monks of the Abbey of Montserrat. The Republican authorities, and particularly the authorities of the Generalitat de Catalunya, such as Lluis Compagnys, Ventura Gassol and Joan Casanovas tried to stop anticlerical violence and helped many priests and religious people to hide and leave the country,

Monastery Montserrat - France - (37 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (41 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (39 van 54)

Franco era
During the rule of Francisco Franco, Santa María de Montserrat was seen as a sanctuary for scholars, artists, politicians and students; Franco’s men were often waiting for wanted people a few miles down the road.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (43 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (45 van 54) Monastery Montserrat - France - (44 van 54)

 

From the 1940s onward, Santa María de Montserrat Abbey was often seen as a symbol of Catalan nationalism. On 27 April 1947, a Masswas held to celebrate the Enthronement of the Virgin of Montserrat, attended by over 100,000 people. At the Mass, prayers were publicly said in the Catalan language , defying the government’s language policies.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (23 van 54)

In December 1970, 300 Spanish artists and academics held a sit-in  at the Abbey to protest the death sentences meted out to 16 Basque ETA activists in Burgos; in response the police sealed off the monastery.The protesters were eventually removed from the monastery grounds, but their actions helped convince the Francoist government to commute the death sentences.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (33 van 54)

In 2015 Sean Scully restyled Santa Cecilia Chappel which is next to the abbey.

Monastery Montserrat - France - (13 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (48 van 48) Monastery Montserrat - France - (44 van 48)

INFORMATION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_de_Montserrat_Abbey

For more statue-photo’s go to: Santa Maria de Montserrat – Spain – vertical
http://peterhoste.nl/santa-maria-de-montserrat-spain-ver/

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Villa Hagspihl – Germany – BW -H-

Villa Hagspihl – Germany – BW -Horizontal-

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Graffiti at Güterbahnhof Pankow – Berlin

Graffiti at Güterbahnhof Pankow – Berlin – Germany

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information : www.abandonedberlin.com  – thanks

The only thing that’s left at the Güterbahnhof Pankow  thought of times that were..Even most of the tracks are gone, taken away lest the carriages that once trundled through feel like trundling through again. The absence of people and their repairs let the place be deserted and crumbled and it time.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (12 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (46 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (48 van 76)Now it’s forgotten. The train turntable doesn’t spin anymore and the control cabin’s in a badstate. Too many parties – even the DJ has left.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (61 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (43 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (44 van 76)Blackened beams attest to a hellish retirement, the smell of smoke still lingers, scattered sheets of paper flutter around the office, names and addresses for all to see (so much for Germany’s paranoia with privacy law), and the clock on the administration building only tells the time twice a day.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (8 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (50 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (74 van 76) It used to be so different. The railroad yard began operations in 1893 or 1904 (depending on your source) and was only closed down (for reasons I have so far been unable to determine) in 1997. At its peak, it could handle up to 1,800 freight cars a day. One thousand 800 Güterwagen a day!

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But they ripped out the rail tracks and knocked down a few buildings by 2007. Then in 2009, the whole 40 hectare site, including the land going down as far as S-Bahnhof Pankow, was snapped up by developer Kurt Krieger. He wants to invest €350 million to build a 30,000 square meter shopping center and a 40,000 square meter furniture shop (à la Ikea), while planting 1,370 new trees and creating a five hectare park.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (42 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (63 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (32 van 76)The impressive round building, where they were able to turn locomotive engines with no reverse, is a listed building, a denkmalgeschützten Rundlokschuppen, apparently dating to 1893 and one of the last two in Germany.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (67 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (9 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (4 van 76)
Krieger reportedly wants to invest €5 million to restore it for cultural use.
“Maybe we’ll turn it into the opera of Pankow,” he joked in his broad Berliner dialect, according to Tagesspiegel. Pankow and opera are a strange mix, to say the least.

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For now Güterbahnhof Pankow is at the end of the line. But development work could start as soon as next year. Seems it won’t be long before it goes off on a new track.

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Stoldistrict greenhouses – ZuidHolland – the Netherlands

Stoldistrict greenhouses – ZuidHolland – the Netherlands

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Villa Hagspihl – Germany – BW -V-

Villa Hagspihl – Germany – BW – Vertical

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Eisenbahn Bauwerk – Germany

Eisenbahn Bauwerk – Germany

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M & J Nursery – Zuid-Holland – The Netherlands

*M & J * Nursery – Zuid-Holland – The Netherlands

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