Church of St. Eligius/St. Eligius Pfarrkirche, Büllingen

Although I couldn’t take any photographs of the Church of St. Hubert in Amel (see: St. Lambertus Pfarrkirche, Manderfeld) (the first time, the floor was cleaned and wet and I couldn’t go inside, and the second time, it was closed), I managed to visit the Church of St. Eligius in Büllingen, in order to finish my series of churches built in the place of former Frankish palaces. Continue reading

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Manoir de Lébioles, Creppe, Spa

You can’t just walk calmly down the streets of the city of Spa. Especially on one street (‘Avenue du Professeur Henri Jean’) that leads deep into the forest where the castle-like manor house Manoir de Lébioles stands.

I was nearly hit by a car several times while I was crossing the street without looking about, trying to capture the extremely beautiful and rich manor houses (little castles, as I call them) on both sides of the road. Because sometimes Continue reading

St. Lambertus Pfarrkirche/Church of St. Lambert, Manderfeld

Manderfeld was first mentioned in AD 854 in connection with a deed of donation sealed by Emperor Lothar I himself in his palace/Pfalz in Manderfeld demolished by the Normans in AD 882. There were actually 5 Frankish palaces in the area – of Manderfeld, of Thommen, Neundorf, Büllingen (it follows soon), and Amel. Continue reading

Parish Church of the Assumption, Neundorf/Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt

On the track of the former pagan places of worship

Another village church, another site with interesting history. Neundorf was first mentioned in AD 888 as Nova Villa – a Frankish Königshof (royal palace). The church was first mentioned in 1130 and its tower is still preserved from that time. Continue reading