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Get me to to church on time

By kuipje  
"song from th musical/movie "My Fair Lady" 1964 sung by Stanley Hollowa y"

Today is the last of my serie about my walk through the streets of Gouda.
This is one about the many churches that Gouda has. For centuries Holland was rooms katholiek that changed in the second half of the 16th century. At that time Holland was occupy by Spain. There was a rebellion against Spain.
The Low Countries, Flanders, Brabant and Holland,[5] were part of the inheritance of Philip II of Spain, who was a devout Catholic and self-proclaimed protector of the Counter-Reformation, and suppressed Protestantism through his Governor-general or Regent, Margaret of Parma the illegitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V, who was herself more willing to compromise. Although Protestants so far represented only a relatively small proportion of the Netherlandish population, but including disproportionate numbers from the nobility and upper bourgeoisie, the Catholic Church had evidently lost the loyalty of the population, and traditional Catholic anti-clericalism was now dominant.
Beeldenstorm in Dutch, roughly translatable to "statue storm", also the Iconoclastic Fury, is a term used for outbreaks of destruction of religious images that occurred in Europe in the 16th century. During these spates of iconoclasm, Catholic art and many forms of church fittings and decoration were destroyed in unofficial or mob actions by nominally Calvinist Protestant crowds as part of the Protestant Reformation. Most of the destruction was of art in churches and public places.
The Dutch term usually specifically refers to the wave of disorderly attacks in the summer of 1566 that spread rapidly through the Low Countries from south to north. Similar outbreaks of iconoclasm took place in other parts of Europe, especially in Switzerland and the Holy Roman Empire in the period between 1522 and 1566, notably rich (in 1523), Copenhagen (1530), Munster (1534), Geneva (1535), and Augsburg (1537).
In England there was both government-sponsored removal of images and also spontaneous attacks from 1535 onwards, and in Scotland from 1559.[3] In France there were several outbreaks as part of the French Wars of Religion from 1560 onwards. (info partly taken from Wikipedia)
So many churches in Gouda were original Catholic are now Protestant. Also the St. Janskerk where the glass stained windows are.
I took many more picture. I put them all on Flickr (glass stained windows can be found here ) and I made a YouTube video from this pictures. Including the pictures of the glass stained windows.
I hope you enjoyed to see/learn some more about Gouda than just that the Cheese name.

Tags: Cheese Landscape and travel Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Gouda Kuipjedebats

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 May 2016 7:38AM
A fitting ending to this series...interesting history lesson...didn't someone once say `Religion is the opiate of the masses'?

Quote:Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.
Be happy! GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
26 May 2016 8:41AM
Excellent info Jos, a great shot...loved the series on Gouda...a place I hope to visit one day
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 9:48AM
like the comp in v3 today
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
26 May 2016 1:52PM
Those soft blue skies make these like watercolours Jos.
Love the lead and V3. Makes you wonder about religion though with all the wars and destruction it causes.
Kate Grin
Bantu 8 7 1 India
26 May 2016 1:55PM
Great series and capture with very good explanation,Jos.

26 May 2016 5:41PM
Wonderful Jos and a super write up

Patty SmileSmileSmile
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1892 England
27 May 2016 7:21AM
Not sure about the dark and soft processing, Jos, but lovely views!

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