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    Saint Walburga Chruch

    by FilipDemuinck Written Jan 8, 2010
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    This church is famous for its wooden choir of the 13th century. It is the oldest wooden construction of the province of "West-Vlaanderen". The choir is in the early gothic style. The original chapel of Saint Walburga was build in the year 870 and later replaced by this amazing church. Certainly worth a visit.

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    Sint Walburge (5)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The Pulpit

    The Pulpit

    The oak pulpit dates from 1727, and is of the hand of Hendrik Pulincx the Old.

    He portrays o. a. the apostle Johannes, that on the island Patmos the "Book of the Revelation" schijft.

    Above him, you see an excerpt from the Apocalyps.

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    sint Walburge(4)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The relics

    Santa-Walburga church

    The church Santa-Walburge is at the origin the chapel of the Chateau count dedicated to the Holy Mary.

    From the first crusade, about 870, relics are brought back to Santa Walburge and its brothers towards this chapel, probably by Diederick van of Alsace.

    The popular devotion growing for these relics brought the construction of a Roman church with Holy Walburge as patronizes.

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    L'église Sainte Walburge est à l'origine la chapelle du Chateau comtal dédiée à la vierge.

    A partir de la première croisade, vers 870, des reliques sont ramenées de Sainte Walburge et ses frères vers cette chapelle, probablement par Diederick van de Alsace.

    La dévotion populaire grandissante pour ces reliques amena la construction d'une église romane avec Sainte Walburge comme patronne.

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    Sint Walburge (3)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The Organ

    The Organ

    The organ dates from 1743-1745, and is of the hand of Jean-Godfroid Gobert and Joseph Bosquet from Lille (France).

    After the French revolution in the period 1809-1814, repeated organ pipes were stolen. In 1840 followed a restored olv. Pieter Van Petegem.

    A further restoration followed in 1966-1967 through the firm Loncke from Esen.

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    Les Orgues datent de 1743-1745, une création de Jean-Godfroid Gobert et Joseph Bosquet (Lille).

    Après la révolution française en 1809-1814 les tuyaux sont régulièrement volés.

    En 1840 restauration sous la direction de Pieter Van Petegem. Une nouvelle restauration suivit en1966-1967 par Loncke de Esen

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    St Walburge (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    View on Choir

    Holy Walburga church

    The choir, impressive is concerned cut thresholds in the rock of Tournai . (Gothic)

    The choir stalls are of 1596 and attributed to Otmaar of Ommen

    The body is full of rhythms.

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    Le choeur, impressionnant est porté sur des seuils taillés dans la pierre de Tournai . (Gothique)

    Les stalles sont de 1596 et attribué à Otmaar d'Ommen

    Le corps est plein de rythmes.

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    G Grard

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    Femme regardant le Soleil

    A sculpture of Georges Grard

    "Femme regardant le Soleil" ( Woman looking the sun) : it is a sculpture that you can find in the park of Veurne.

    The author: Georges Grard, been born to Tournai the November the 11th 1901 and dead to Sint-Idesbald the September 11th 1984.

    His work is composed principally of "naiads" some tans.

    It lived practically all his life to some kilometres of Veurne. It exists a foundation organizing expositions and managing the museum to his name to situated Gijverinkhove to some kilometres of Veurne

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    La sculpture: "Femme regardant le Soleil" est visible dans le parc communal.

    L'auteur: Georges Grard est né à Tournai (Hainaut, Belgique) le 11 novembre 1901 et est mort à Saint Itesbald le 11 septembre 1984.

    Son œuvre est constitué principalement de Naïades (femmes nues)

    Il vécu pratiquement toute sa vie à quelques kilomètres de Furnes. Une fondation à son nom organisant des exposition et gérant un musée à son nom situé à Gijverinkhove, à quelques km.

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    St Walburge

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The church outside

    Sint Walburga church

    In early Gothic, she never completely was finished. His current state dates back to the beginning of the XXth century.

    This is more the Gothic one a unique example of area.

    Classified since 1938. The choir dates back to the 13th/14th century.

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    De style gothique, elle ne fut achevée qu'au début des années 1900, faute de moyens.

    C'est un exemple gothique naissant unique pour la région.

    Elle est classée depuis 1938. Le choeur date du 13ème et 14ème siècle

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    City view (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The Belfry, and farther  Santa Nicolaas (Klaus)

    Walk around: back to history !

    Between Santa Walburghe and the Grote Markt, you must take time for stroll and you to soak medieval impressions.

    Let you go to imagine the same places in the XVII century.

    Not so difficult if you look around you.

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    Entre Sainte Walburghe et le Grote Markt, vous devez prendre le temps pour la promenade et vous tremper dans l'atmosphère médiévales.

    Vous laisser aller pour imaginer les mêmes endroits au XVII ème siècle.

    Pas si difficile si vous regardez autour de vous!

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    City view

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The Passage

    Way to the Park

    To go to the park from the Grote Markt nothing of simpler one: In the corner of the Grote Markt, between the city hall and the office of tourism, you will find a passage under the buildings.

    It takes you right to the heart of the park where is located the bust of Delvaux and the sculpture of Grard

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    Pour se rendre au parc communal, rien de plus simple: Dans le coin de la Grand Place, entre l'hôtel de ville et l'office du tourisme, vous trouverez un passage sous les bâtiments.

    Il vous mène droit au milieu du parc où se trouve le buste de Delvaux et une sculpture de Grard.

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    Het Landhuis

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    Landhuis

    Het Landhuis

    This is the former country house of the castle house of Veurne. Constructs in 1613-1621, of style renaissance, to the manner of the high pure Italian renaissance (architect Sylvain Boullain).

    It employed here the Arquennes rock instead of the employed bricks normally in the constructions of the region. Notice the pillars in the façade, so to the ground floor that to first floor.

    The statues represent Peace and Justice. In fact, the building was use as court even the years 1990.

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    C'est l'ancienne maison de pays de la chatellenie de Veurne. Les constructions datent de 1613-1621, de conception renaissance, à la manière de la haute renaissance italienne pure (l'architecte Sylvain Boullain).

    Il a employé ici la pierre d'Arquennes au lieu des briques employées normalement dans les constructions de la région. Remarquer les piliers de la façade, au rez-de-chaussée qu'au premier étage.

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    Paul Delvaux (3)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The house

    Paul Delvaux

    At the Zwartenonnenstraat to the number 18, you will find the house where the lived painter the last years of his life.

    The small paved street is located to the gone out of the park.

    On the way will see you other interesting houses.

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    Au Zwartenonnenstraat au numéro 18, vous trouverez la maison où le peintre a habité les dernières l'années de sa vie.

    La petite rue pavée est localisée à la sortie est du parc.

    En route on verra d'autres maisons intéressantes.

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    Paul Delvaux (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    Andr�� Delvaux

    Paul Delvaux (2)

    Has the back of the City hall, while taking the corner passage under the buildings, one result in the pretty park. This is there that is located the bust of one of the painters surrealists the more known Belgium: André Delvaux.

    It was born to Anthée, (Wallonie) September 23 1897 and deceased to Veurne July 20 1994. Comtemporain of René Magritte in company of who it fit a part of his apprentices.

    There is a museum Paul Delvaux to Holy Idesbald since June 26 1982. (has some kilometres of Veurne)

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    A l'arrière de l'hôtel de ville, en empreintant un passage de le coin sous les bâtiments, on rejoint le joli parc. C'est là qu'est localisé le buste d'un des peintres surréalistes la Belgique les plus connus : André Delvaux.

    Né à Anthée, (Wallonie) le 23 septembre 1897 et décédé à Veurne le 20 juillet 1994. Contemporain de René Magritte en compagnie de qui il fera une partie de son apprentissage.

    Il y a un musée Paul Delvaux à Saint-Idesbald depuis le 26 juin 1982. (à quelques kilomètres de Veurne)

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    Paul Delvaux (1)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    The Young girl of Furnes

    Paul Delvaux

    In the chapel of the city hotel is hung a paint of Paul Delvaux: "The Girl of Furnes" (Veurne in French)

    It offered this painting to the city of Veurne in thanks for having been done honor citizen of the city. It there lived the last years of his life.

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    Dans la chapelle de l'hôtel de ville est pendu une peinture de Paul Delvaux : « La Fille de Furnes » (Veurne traduis en français)

    Il a offert ce tableaux à la ville de Veurne en remerciement pour avoir été fait citoyen d'honneur de la ville. Il a habité là-bas les dernières années de sa vie.

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    City Hall (3)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    City hall : Front door

    The City Hall (3)

    Situated side west of The Grote Markt, and forming an angle with the former Landhuis.

    Constructs in brick, and of style renaissance, it was constructed between 1596 and 1612.

    To the back, a small tower to the roofing in forms pear dates back to 1599 of the to Lieven Lucas native of Saint-Omer.

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    Elle est située dans le coin ouest de la Grand'Place formant un angle droit avec le " Landhuis".

    De style renaissance, cette construction en briques date de 1596 et les traveaux furent terminés en 1612.

    A l'arrière, une petite tour avec le toit en forme de poire date de 1599 et est l'oeuvre de Lieven Lucas, né à Saint-Omer (Nord de la France)

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    City Hall inside (2)

    by wandeljp Updated Mar 16, 2008

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    Justice room

    City hall inside (2)

    Most of the furniture dates back to the XVII and XVIII th century. The big characteristic the body of "wallpaper" veneered to the assistance of leaves of monies then gilded of origin XVII th cent (Mechelen) in the Room of the counsel and room of the marriages and in leather of Cordoba in the room of meetings.

    In this last one you have on the wall the portraits of the archdukes Albert and Isabella that have reign a period on Belgium, a portrait of Joseph II.

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    La plupart des meubles remontent au XVII ème et XVIII ème. La grande caractéristique est l'emploi de tentures en cuir (Mechelen) dans la salle du conseil et de tentures de velour pour le salle des mariages et en le cuir de Cordoue dans la salle-bureau (1914 - 1918 Albert 1er roi des Belges).

    Dans ce dernier un vous avez sur les murs les portraits des archiducs Albert et Isabella qui règnèrent une période sur Belgique et un portrait de Joseph II

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